API Technologies Receives $2.4 Million Order to Provide Engineered Solutions for Major Defense Program

ORLANDO, FL– (Business Wire) – July 12, 2012 – API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security solutions for critical and high-reliability applications, announced today it has received a $2.4 million order to provide the manufacture and test of a shipboard defensive subsystem capable of tracking and targeting multiple low horizon threats that will support a major national defense program. 

“API continues to partner with leading defense providers in our quest to improve and secure both American and allied forces around the world,” said Bel Lazar, President and Chief Operating Officer of API Technologies. 

No additional information is available due to the secure nature of this program.  

About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com. 

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