Aria International Incorporated Awarded $9.7 Million Contract from the Royal Thai Army

Dépèche transmise le 30 avril 2009 par Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aria International Incorporated, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Aria International Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:ARAHE, “Aria”), a company focused on providing specialized surveillance and communications solutions to a global customer base is pleased to announce today that it has been awarded a contract from the Kingdom of Thailand, Royal Thai Army (“RTA”) to provide in-country surveillance and communications solutions and services. The RTA agreed to purchase certain intelligence and surveillance equipment from Aria for an aggregate purchase price of $9.7 million. Aria will also provide the RTA with certain ancillary services including installation, training and the construction of an airship hangar. A condition of the contract requires the Company to configure equipment in the U.S. and integrate and deliver the hardware in Thailand and the terms of the contract require delivery within 120-days of contract award.

The Royal Thai Army selected Aria International Incorporated after a number of real-time demonstrations of the system that were conducted in the United States. The RTA system is composed of select airborne assets, imagery capability from high-definition cameras and down linked communication facilities to a mobile command platform that are targeted to meet the requirements for this special procurement. Under this contract, Aria is responsible for integrating all system components and delivering a complete turn-key solution, conducting initial operations and continuing maintenance tasks as well as providing the training to the RTA personnel on the equipment.

The RTA surveillance system consists of a manned airship with special state-of-the-art imaging and communications systems, a state-of-the-art Mobile Command and Control Vehicle, and upgrades to existing communications and facilities to receive real-time surveillance data. Aria staff will train Royal Thai Army personnel to pilot, effectively utilize and maintain the deployed surveillance and communications systems. In addition to the cameras on the airship, Aria will also install and integrate high-definition day/night camera systems on select Royal Thai Army helicopters. President of Aria International, Mr. Mike “Bing” Crosby, stated: “the employment of a manned airship and upgraded helicopters equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance and communications systems, provides the Royal Thai Army another system with the necessary capabilities it requires to counter the increased activity and threats of crime, drug trafficking and terrorism.”

“The deployment of these new systems and services by Aria International Incorporated will make a significant impact on the capabilities of our deployed forces in the South of Thailand,” Major General Chawalit Srisilpanandana, Director General-Directorate of Logistics Department stated. “The RTA is contracting with Aria for these services because of their unique experience and ability to integrate into the mission of our forces; we look forward to a very long and successful relationship.”

About Aria International Incorporated

Aria International Incorporated is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aria International Holdings, Inc. (“Aria”). Aria is focused on providing specialized surveillance and communications solutions to a global customer base. Aria operates as a solutions provider, systems integrator, and operator of surveillance and communications systems. Working closely with our clients in a flexible and responsive manner, we are able to provide highly effective solutions that respond well to our customers' defense and security requirements. For more information, visit www.aria-int.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, with the exception of historical information, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and the actual future results of Aria International Incorporated could differ significantly from those statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as the inability to finance the company's operations, inability to hire and retain qualified personnel, and changes in the general domestic and international economic climate. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements should not be regarded as a representation by Aria International, or any other person, that such forward-looking statements will be achieved. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In light of the foregoing, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

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