Allen-Vanguard Receives $35 Million U.S. Order for Electronic Counter-Measures Equipment

  OTTAWA - Allen-Vanguard Corporation (the "Company" or "Allen-Vanguard") (TSX: VRS) of Ottawa, today announced that it has received an order valued at USD $35 million from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products ("General Dynamics") to supply spares for vehicle mounted electronic counter-measures equipment ("ECM" or "jammers") for a U.S. Department of Defense ("DoD") customer. The order announced today is part of approximately $50 million in ECM orders the Company previously stated were in progress when it announced its second quarter financial results on May 15, 2008. "This spares order for DoD represents a commitment to the extensive installed base of our most battle-proven jammer," said David E. Luxton, President and CEO. "We are pleased to see this further increment to our backlog of ECM orders on the heels of the $10 million ECM order announced just days ago." The Company stated that it expects to begin delivery of the order in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year and to complete delivery of the main bulk of the order in the first quarter of fiscal 2009, which begins October 1, 2008. About Allen-Vanguard Allen-Vanguard Corporation supports the mission of military and homeland security forces around the world with leading proprietary solutions for protection and counter-measures against hazardous devices of all kinds, whether chemical, biological, radiological or explosive (CBRNE), including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and remotely controlled IEDs (RCIEDs). Allen-Vanguard equipment is in service in more than 120 countries. Products include Electronic Counter-Measures ("ECM") equipment for jamming remote detonation of terrorist devices, specialty security equipment for Explosive Ordnance Disposal ("EOD"), remote intervention robots for hazardous applications, and personal protective wear for use in dealing with explosive and bio-chemical agents. Allen-Vanguard is the developer and/or sole, worldwide licensee of proprietary technologies such as the Med-Eng bomb suit, the Defender(TM) and Vanguard(TM) Mk2 bomb disposal robots, and the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam system for blast mitigation and decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents. Professional services encompass counter-IED intelligence, training and advisory services, including the Triton(TM) Report on terrorist incidents around the world. The Company operates globally through its wholly-owned subsidiaries under the names "Allen-Vanguard", "Med-Eng" and "Hazard Management Solutions". Head office operations are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with manufacturing operations in Stoney Creek and Pembroke, Ontario; Ogdensburg, New York; Tewkesbury, U.K.; and Cork, Ireland; The Company has professional services operations in Shrivenham, UK, Canada and in the U.S. in Arlington, Virginia, plus sales offices in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Asia. Allen-Vanguard's shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol "VRS".  To find out more about Allen-Vanguard Corporation (TSX: VRS), visit our website at www.allen-vanguard.com. For further information, contact: David E. Luxton Phone: (613) 288-5555 Forward looking statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements, which reflect Allen-Vanguard's current expectations regarding future events, its strategy, expected performance and condition. 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