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Ceradyne, Inc. Receives $59.1 Million Ceramic Body Armor Order for U.S. Army


COSTA MESA, Calif.-Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDN) received a ceramic body armor delivery order for $59.1 million from the U.S. Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The order is for Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts (ESBI), which will be delivered from February 2008 through June 2008. This new delivery order will be shipped against an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract announced in July 2006, which covers a five-year delivery period.

Ceradyne develops, manufactures and markets advanced technical ceramic products and components for defense, industrial, automotive/diesel and commercial applications. Additional information about the Company can be found at

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