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Non-Tech : Frequency Electronics/The China Connection

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From: richardred2/9/2006 11:33:08 AM
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Frequency Electronics, Inc. Awarded Contract for Advanced Military Satellite Payload System
Tuesday February 7, 10:13 am ET

MITCHEL FIELD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 7, 2006--Frequency Electronics, Inc. (AMEX - FEI) has been awarded a follow-on contract for a time and frequency system to be deployed on a secure communication satellite program. This program is the successor system to a similar major long-term military program for which FEI provided master clocks on many satellites over a multi-year period. During the past three years, FEI developed and manufactured initial flight hardware for the first phase of the current secure communication program. This latest contract calls for the Company to build an ultra-low phase noise clock system along with synthesizer and distribution subsystems. The contract amount is in excess of $3 million and is to be delivered in less than two years.

Commenting on this award, President and CEO Martin Bloch said: "Our participation in this important military program acknowledges FEI's ability to provide state-of-the-art, very low phase noise clock and synthesizer systems. Additionally, it demonstrates FEI's capacity to supply not only master clocks but much larger portions of satellite payloads."

About Frequency Electronics

Frequency Electronics, Inc. is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of high precision timing, frequency control and synchronization products for space and terrestrial applications. The Company's products are used in commercial, government and military systems, including satellite payloads, missiles, UAVs, piloted aircraft, GPS, secure radios, SCADA, energy exploration and wireline and wireless communication networks. The Company has received over 60 awards of excellence for achievements in providing high performance electronic assemblies for over 120 space programs. The Company invests significant resources in research and development and strategic acquisitions world-wide to expand its capabilities and markets. The Company's Belgium-based Gillam-FEI subsidiary provides the Company with expertise in wireline network synchronization, monitoring and SCADA. FEI-Zyfer in Anaheim, CA, provides GPS and secure timing ("SAASM") capabilities for critical military and commercial applications. The Company has an affiliate in St. Petersburg, Russia which supplies high-quality, cost effective quartz oscillators and components. Additionally, the Company operates a new, modern manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China through its wholly-owned subsidiary, FEI-Asia. Additional information is available on FEI's website: www.frequencyelectronics.com

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The Statements in this press release regarding the future constitute "forward-looking" statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, inability to integrate operations and personnel, actions by significant customers or competitors, general domestic and international economic conditions, consumer spending trends, reliance on key customers, continued acceptance of the Company's products in the marketplace, competitive factors, new products and technological changes, product prices and raw material costs, dependence upon third-party vendors, competitive developments, changes in manufacturing and transportation costs, the availability of capital, and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

Contact:

Frequency Electronics, Inc.
Alan Miller / General Joseph P. Franklin
516-794-4500
www.frequencyelectronics.com

Source: Frequency Electronics, Inc.

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