Astro-Med Awarded Contract for Cockpit Printer for Airbus A400M

Astro-Med Awarded Contract for Cockpit Printer for Airbus A400M
Military Aircraft 
WEST WARWICK, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 07/17/06 --  Astro-Med, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ALOT) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to
furnish cockpit printers for the new Airbus A400M military transport
aircraft.  The A400M is the first European military transport plane. 
Astro-Med will be furnishing a version of its ruggedized ToughWriter
4 printer for the application.  The printer will be part of the
Network Server System (NSS) for Airbus and the A400M program, and each
aircraft will be equipped with a minimum of one cockpit printer.
Pre-production printers for testing and integration are scheduled to
begin shipping in 2006, with production shipments slated for delivery
in about two years and continuing for approximately seven years.
The value of the contract is estimated to be between $4 and $6
million.  The ToughWriter 4 is designed to print hard copies of data
received by the pilot including air traffic controller instructions,
weather information, and detailed airport maps. 
In announcing the new contract, Tom Carll, National Sales Manager for
Astro-Med's Test & Measurement Product Group, stated: "We are very
proud to have been awarded another major contract for flight deck
printers.  This is the third significant contract that Astro-Med has
been awarded for printers for military aircraft, including the
existing contracts for printers for both the C-17 and C-130 aircraft.
 These contracts, along with previously announced contracts for
cockpit printers for the Boeing 787 and cockpit and cabin printers
for the Airbus A380 commercial aircraft, further solidify Astro-Med's
position as the worldwide leader in airborne printing." 
Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech specialty
printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and
measurement instruments employed around the world in a wide range of
industrial, scientific, and medical applications. 
Additional information about Astro-Med, Inc. is available by visiting 
Safe Harbor Statement 
This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual
results may vary from those expressed or implied herein.  Factors that
could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY
2006 annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. 
Everett V. Pizzuti
Astro-Med, Inc.
(401) 828-4000 
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