Southampton, PA, November 16, 2012 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation ("ETC") announced today the receipt of the final acceptance of a state-of-the-art Aviation Research and Training Center supplied to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF). The Center sets the benchmark of excellence in Aerospace Medical Training and Research and is equipped with seven man rated training systems: the ATFS-400 high performance human centrifuge; a state-of-the-art Ejection Seat Simulator with aircraft simulation capability and a visual display system; two Advanced Spatial Disorientation Trainers, a Hypobaric (altitude) chamber with pressure suit training capability; and a Night Vision and Night Vision Goggle Training System. Additionally, a hyperbaric (dive) chamber was provided to support emergency and clinical hyperbaric treatment and research. The new center will be used to train RoKAF aircrews in the areas of high G tolerance, tactical flight maneuvers, hypoxia, spatial disorientation, upset recovery, night vision and night vision goggle operations, and ejection procedures in the highest fidelity and most technologically advanced equipment anywhere.
A formal dedication of the Center was held on Friday, October 12, 2012. ETC President and CEO William F. Mitchell attended the dedication and was presented a letter and awards of appreciation. The letter of appreciation, from the RoKAF states the award was given "In recognition of your high interest and tremendous contribution to the enhancement of the RoKAF forces, in particular for your active effort and support in the timely acquisition of Airborne Crew Flight Environment Adaptation Equipment."
"We have been honored to be involved to such a great degree in this monumental project for the people of South Korea. ETC is proud of our continuing relationship and we look forward to future cooperation to provide the very best training technology to the RoKAF", stated William F. Mitchell, President and CEO of ETC.
The acceptance represents the completion of this significant program. Additionally, ETC will provide follow on logistics support.
ETC (OTCQB: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions. These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies. ETC`s unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA. For more information about ETC, visit http://www.etcusa.com.
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