EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp (“Tel”) announced today that it has negotiated a $2.14 million contract modification on the ITATS program. The ITATS product (“AN/ARM-206”) is a fully automated TACAN test set for use in U.S. Navy Intermediate Level repair locations. This contract modification entails the sale of certain Intellectual Property (“IP”) to the U.S. Navy plus the sale of ancillary test support equipment and a modest increase in the recurring price to reflect several product enhancements. A portion of the IP sale proceeds will go to Tel’s subcontractor on this program. This contract modification is expected to result in a pre-tax benefit of about $1.2 million over the next two fiscal quarters. The sale of the IP for the ITATS program should have no impact on sales of these units to the U.S. Navy or other customers. Management believes that the sale of the ITATS IP should improve Tel’s balance sheet and liquidity position and help facilitate the commencement of the ITATS full rate production this summer.
About Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp
Tel-Instrument is a leading designer and manufacturer of avionics test and measurement solutions for the global commercial air transport, general aviation, and government/military aerospace and defense markets. Tel-Instrument provides instruments to test, measure, calibrate, and repair a wide range of airborne navigation and communication equipment. For further information please visit our website at www.telinstrument.com.
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