Allen-Vanguard confirms U.S. Department of Defense intent to contract for up to 600 Symphony Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) systems

    OTTAWA, April 23 /CNW Telbec/ - Allen-Vanguard Corporation (the "Company"
or "Allen-Vanguard") (TSX: VRS) of Ottawa, Canada confirms that the U.S.
Department of Defense ("DoD") has posted a pre-solicitation notice of intent
to contract on a sole-source basis with Lockheed Martin for up to 600 Symphony
ECM systems for coalition forces operations. Details of the posting may be
found at
    Allen-Vanguard is the supplier of Symphony ECM component sets to Lockheed
Martin under the terms of a seven year Technology License and Supply Agreement
between the two companies announced January 18, 2006. The last similar order
to Allen-Vanguard from Lockheed Martin was for 196 Symphony component systems
at a value of approximately C$8 million.
    The Company is confirming this intended contract notice to ensure that
all investors have equal access to the DoD public posting information. The
Company has no further comment pending the receipt of any order, and notes
that the present DoD notice is an intent to contract and does not constitute
an actual contract or obligation to contract.

    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
operations in Stoney Creek, Ontario; 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: VRS). The web site is

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to,
among other things, the Company's expectations concerning future product
demand and growth opportunities and customer acceptance of Company's products.
These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but
involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims
any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements. The Toronto
Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press

    To find out more about Allen-Vanguard Corporation (TSX: VRS), visit our
website at
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For further information: David Luxton, (613) 769-5353

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