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16 July 2007


Lasertel awarded $3m military aerospace targeting contract by SELEX

Lasertel Inc of Tucson, AZ, USA has received a purchase contract for more than $3m from European defense electronics company SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems (owned by Italian firm Finmeccanica) to supply laser diode arrays for use in military aerospace targeting systems, to be delivered over the remainder of 2007. The purchase is the latest in a series of contracts awarded to Lasertel as part of the strategic supply agreement between SELEX S&AS and Lasertel.

As a subsidiary of Presstek Inc of Hudson, NH, USA (a manufacturer of digital imaging solutions to the graphic arts and laser imaging markets), Lasertel is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of both standard and customer-specific high-power semiconductor lasers diodes for graphics, defense, industrial, medical and telecoms applications, with in-house epitaxy, wafer processing and packaging capabilities at its 75,000-square-foot MBE-based production facility in Tucson.

“The defense sector continues to be an important market for us, and we're delighted to have the opportunity to strengthen our already well-established business with SELEX S&AS,” says Lasertel’s president Mark McElhinney. “Lasertel continues to be a key supplier to SELEX S&AS,” adds Graeme Creamer, head of USA Procurement for SELEX S&AS.

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