(Costa Mesa, Calif., December 28, 2009) -- Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDN) announced that it has received a multi-million dollar blanket purchase order from Plasan Sasa Ltd., Israel, for the production of armor components for the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV). Ceradyne plans to produce these parts in its expanded armor assembly plant in Irvine, California, for delivery to Oshkosh Corporation, the prime contractor. Oshkosh will assemble the components and deliver the M-ATV to the government.
All manufacturing procedures for these M-ATV components have now been approved and Ceradyne production commenced this month. It is anticipated that production and delivery will continue throughout 2010.
Marc King, Ceradyne's Armor Systems President, stated that Ceradyne was pleased to work in cooperation with Plasan in order to insure quality M-ATV parts are delivered on an expedited delivery schedule to Oshkosh in order to support our troops in the field.
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