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Princeton, NJ /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ October 14, 2008 – Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCBB: MKRS), announced today that it has delivered two ADEPT V2 systems to the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52). ADEPT is Mikros’ automated maintenance tool designed to significantly reduce the man-hours required to align the AN/SPY-1 Radar System aboard U.S. Navy AEGIS cruisers and destroyers, while optimizing system performance and readiness. The USS Bunker Hill is the first ship receiving upgrades as part of the US Navy’s CG modernization program.
The ADEPT V2 carries a smaller footprint than its predecessor, the V1. The exterior dimensions of the unit were reduced by more than 50% and the weight of the unit was reduced from 48 lbs. to 23 lbs. The ADEPT V2 also features additional functionality not found in the V1 design, including support for the AN/SPY-1 Transmitter Alignment Tool (STAT), and increased digital instrument functionality.
The USS Bunker Hill has been evaluating the ADEPT V1 currently operated by the US Navy Southwest Regional Maintenance Center. With this delivery, the technicians aboard the USS Bunker Hill will now have direct ownership of new tools designed to improve readiness and reduce the time and complexity of maintaining advanced electronic systems.
Mikros will facilitate fleet introduction of ADEPT by sending our own Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to the first ships receiving these units and to the Navy’s AEGIS Training and Readiness Center to provide initial training to Navy instructors and lead technicians. This train-the-trainer” approach is intended to establish a strong foundation of ADEPT system experts and improve the rate of fleet-wide acceptance and use of ADEPT as deliveries ramp up.
“This delivery represents a huge milestone for us as we continue to work with the Navy in executing its modernization program. We expect this to be the first of many more deliveries over the next few years. The Navy is prepared to order additional ADEPT units in the current fiscal year, and has requested information that suggests even larger orders are forthcoming over the next two to three years. The fact that the Navy has asked us to deliver these units to the USS Bunker Hill is definitely a positive sign of future intentions, and we at Mikros are proud to provide equipment to the operating fleet that will ensure improved readiness,” stated Thomas Meaney, President of Mikros.
Mikros Systems Corporation is an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems technology primarily for military applications. Classified by the U.S. Department of Defense as a small business, its capabilities include technology management, electronic systems engineering and integration, radar systems engineering, combat/command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems engineering, and communications engineering. Mikros’ primary business is to pursue and obtain contracts from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Navy, and other governmental authorities. For more information on Mikros visit: www.mikros.us
Source: Mikros Systems Corporation
CONTACT: Thomas J. Meaney – (609) 987-1513
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