Allen-Vanguard announces $21 million order from Lockheed Martin for Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) equipment

    OTTAWA, Aug. 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Allen-Vanguard Corporation (the "Company"
or "Allen-Vanguard") (TSX: VRS) of Ottawa, Canada today announced that it has
received an order from Lockheed Martin for 523 Symphony ECM component systems
valued at approximately $21 million. All figures are in Canadian dollars.
    This order is the first 523 component systems against the previously
announced requirement for up to 1,000 Symphony units, as commented on in the
Company's update announcement of July 5, 2007. Allen-Vanguard began advance
shipments against this order in July and expects to complete delivery of
substantially all 523 units by the end of the Company's fourth quarter of
fiscal 2007 which ends September 30, 2007.
    "We are very pleased to see our work of the past several months begin to
build into volume production orders and we remain very positive about the long
term prospects and sustainability of the Symphony program," said David E.
Luxton, President and CEO.
    Details of the actual contract award to Lockheed Martin can be found at
the following link:

    About Allen-Vanguard

    Allen-Vanguard Corporation and its subsidiaries worldwide operate under
the brand "Allen-Vanguard". The Company develops and markets technologies,
tools and training for defeating and minimizing the effects of hazardous
devices and materials, whether Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or
Explosive (CBRNE). The Company's equipment is in service with leading security
and military forces 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, vehicle barrier
systems, and personal protective wear for use in dealing with bio-chemical
agents. Allen-Vanguard is the sole, worldwide licensee and/or developer of
patented technologies such as the Universal Containment System and CASCAD Foam
for blast mitigation and decontamination of bio-chemical warfare agents. Head
office operations are located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, with manufacturing
or training operations in Stoney Creek, Ontario; Wiltshire UK, Tewkesbury,
U.K.; and Cork, Ireland, and sales offices in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and
Asia. The Company's shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect
Allen-Vanguard's current expectations regarding future events, its strategy,
expected performance and condition. Forward-looking statements include
statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future
events or conditions, or that include words such as "expects," "anticipates,"
"plans," "believes," "estimates" or negative versions thereof and similar
expressions. In addition, any statement that may be made concerning future
performance, strategies or prospects, and possible future acquisitions or
dispositions, is also a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements
are based on current expectations and projections about future events and are
inherently subject to, among other things, risks, uncertainties and
assumptions about the Company and economic factors. Forward-looking statements
are not promises or guarantees of future performance, and actual events and
results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in any
forward-looking statements made about the Company. Any number of important
factors could contribute to these digressions, including, but not limited to,
general economic, political and market factors in North America and
internationally, interest and foreign exchange rates, global equity and
capital markets, business competition, technological change, changes in
government regulations, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, and
catastrophic events. We stress that the above-mentioned list of important
factors is not exhaustive. We encourage you to consider these and other
factors carefully before making any investment decision and we urge you to
avoid placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Further, you
should be aware that the Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update
or revise any such forward-looking statements whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, prior to the release of the next
Management Discussion and Analysis to be released by the Company or except as
required by law.
    To find out more about Allen-Vanguard Corporation (TSX:VRS), visit our
website at
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For further information:

For further information: David Luxton, President and CEO, (613)

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