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ER Precision Optical Awarded 3 Year IDIQ Contract for M1A1 Thermal Imaging Windows Valued at $2.8 Million

ORLANDO, FL – April 10, 2017 – ER Precision Optical ("ERPOC,” the “Company” or “we) announced today that its Orlando, Florida based production facility has been awarded a 3 year IDIQ contract from the DLA Land and Marine in Columbus, OH to provide Gunner’s Primary Sight Windows for use in tank fire control systems. The estimated value for this contract is $2.8 Million over three years with options up to 5 years.

High Quality Germanium Windows give vital protection to the advance thermal imaging fire control systems that give tanks their ability to operate at night or in poor weather conditions. ER Precision Optical facility has a long history producing these windows to the military’s exacting optical and mechanical standards.

Mark Hess, ER Precision Optical’s CEO stated,” ER Precision Optical has once again shown the tremendous value of HUBZone Small Businesses to provide essential components for one of the world’s most advanced military vehicles. Our past successes and our ability to keep costs down through innovative raw material acquisition and crystal growth have earned us the continuing confidence of the Defense Logistics Agency.”

About ER Precision Optical
ER Precision Optical (ERPOC), incorporated in March of 1992, is a diverse materials and precision optics manufacturing company located in downtown Orlando. ERPOC provides custom infrared materials and precision optical components to the defense & aerospace, semiconductor, solar, electronics and medical markets. ERPOC is the ONLY U.S. manufacturing facility providing germanium and silicon crystals to meet your most advanced IR applications. We are ISO certified, ITAR compliant, Small Business / HUBZone classified to benefit government supplier requirements.

Jason Hess
Vice President, Operations
ER Precision Optical Corporation
Tel: 407-292-5395
Email: jhess@eroptics.com
Web: www.eroptics.com

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