Press Release

The Allied Defense Group’s SeaSpace Subsidiary Supports Launch of Latest NOAA Satellite

By SpaceRef Editor
June 3, 2005
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The Allied Defense Group, Inc. (Amex: ADG – News) announces that its SeaSpace subsidiary’s commercial TeraScan® ground systems were used to acquire and process the first images from NOAA-18, the latest polar-orbiting weather satellite operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA operates TeraScan® satellite ground stations in Alaska and near Washington DC, both of which were used to acquire and process data from the satellite’s first orbit after instrument activation. SeaSpace personnel backed up NOAA staff by remotely monitoring both the Alaska and Washington systems from SeaSpace facilities outside of San Diego, CA.

Launch took place on Friday, May 20 at 3:22 AM PDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The spacecraft carries a number of instruments that will collect weather and environmental data for operational purposes and for long-term weather forecasts. It also carries radio receivers to track emergency rescue beacons from ships, airplanes and stranded hikers.

Major General (Ret.) John G. Meyer, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and President of The Allied Defense Group said, “Allied is proud to support this critical national asset. NASA estimates that data from the NOAA satellites have helped save thousands of lives.”

Bruce Waddell, President of SeaSpace said, “Our TeraScan® ground systems operate worldwide and collect data from every NOAA satellite. We have consistently supported this program for years.”

About SeaSpace Corporation

SeaSpace Corporation empowers people to improve the safety, security, and enjoyment of our global environment. SeaSpace manufactures TeraScan® hardware and software products that provide customers with timely and accurate satellite-derived weather and environmental information. These systems are in operation at more than 450 customer sites in over 30 countries. For more information, please visit:

About The Allied Defense Group, Inc.

The Allied Defense Group, Inc. is a diversified international defense and security firm which: develops and produces conventional medium caliber ammunition marketed to defense departments worldwide; designs, produces and markets sophisticated electronic and microwave security systems principally for European and North American markets; manufactures battlefield effects simulators and other training devices for the military; and designs and produces state-of-the-art weather and navigation software, data, and systems for commercial and military customers.

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Certain statements contained herein are “forward looking” statements as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied and include, but are not limited to, those discussed in filings by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Crystal B. Leiderman, Director, Investor Relations, +1-800-847-5322, or Jim Drewitz, Investor Relations, +1-972-355-6070, both of the Allied Defense Group, Inc.

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