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Ionatron Receives Navy Development Contract

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2007--Ionatron, Inc., (Nasdaq: IOTN) a Laser Guided Energy (LGE(TM)) company developing next generation Directed Energy Weapons, has received a U.S. Government contract for continued development of its Laser Induced Plasma Channel (LIPC(TM)) technology. The contract value is $9,839,094. As described in the Pre-Solicitation Notice released by the U.S. Navy in December of 2006 this contract will fund the development of an advanced Ultra Short Pulse Laser, physics modeling related to LGE(TM) requirements, a transportable demonstrator and effects testing.

Dana Marshall, CEO of Ionatron, remarked on the contract award: "We are very pleased to have this contract in hand, and to continue our progress with our Laser Guided Energy technology and system developments. We are especially looking forward to executing on the laser development element of this contract, which will be a major step in moving the LGE program out of the laboratory and into the hands of real world users."

The contract includes technical development support from Los Alamos National Laboratories in Los Alamos NM, and the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana IL.

Mr. Marshall continued "The researchers at the University of Illinois have already been strong contributors to our work, and we are pleased to continue our collaboration with them under this latest contract. We also are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Los Alamos National Laboratory and utilizing their world-class capabilities for development of advanced technologies."

About Ionatron Inc.

Ionatron, Inc. is a solution provider that develops and markets Laser Guided Energy (LGE(TM)) and related products to defense and security customers for unique applications worldwide. Ionatron has significant expertise in the application of high-power lasers, optics and energy management technologies. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Ionatron is focused on solving technology problems directly for its government and security-conscious customers. For more information about Ionatron, please visit www.ionatron.com.

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