ATP's Marion Composites Enters Agreement

04 January 2001

Advanced Technical Products, Inc., announced today that its Marion Composites division and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company entered into an agreement on a Long Term Contract for the design, development, qualification testing, and production of new technology radomes for Lockheed Martin's Advanced F-16 Aircraft. The new technology radomes functionally interact with advanced state-of-the-art antenna systems to significantly improve radar performance and provide enhanced platform lethality and survivability. Production orders and options for the new technology radomes could generate Marion Composites' sales exceeding $30,000,000 over the next several years. The Engineering and Manufacturing Development / Test Program begins January 2001 and the first Production deliveries will begin in 2002. "Marion Composites has fabricated more than 4800 F-16 radomes since 1978," said James Losse, Vice President and General Manager for Marion Composites. "As a member of Lockheed Martin's Star Supplier team, we have been able to sustain our involvement in the F-16 Program as the integration of new technology continues." Marion Composites produces a wide variety of aerospace composite structues, shelters, and relocatable hospitals, and is the world's leading manufacturer and designer of radomes for high-performance jet aircraft. Advanced Technical Products, Inc.'s operating divisions include Marion Composites, Lincoln Composites, Intellitec and Lunn Industries. ATP designs, develops, and manufactures high-performance radomes, aircraft components, rocket motor cases, pressure vessels, fuel tanks, shelter systems and other advanced composite products utilizing various production capabilities. The Company is also a leader in the design, development and manufacture of nuclear, biological and chemical detection and protection equipment. The Company's products are used in a variety of applications in the aerospace and defense industries, as well as commercial markets. Further information on Advanced Technical Products, Inc. is available at

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