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May 7, 2009

Video Display Corporation Chosen for US Marine Corps SAVT Program

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Video Display Corporation (NASDAQ: VIDE – News is pleased to announce that its VDC Display Systems division of Cape Canaveral FL (VDC DS) has been awarded a substantial multi year contract for the supply of six Visual Systems under the US Marine Corps Supporting Arms Virtual Training (SAVT) program. The systems are to be installed in trainers that will be used to advance the training capability, operational readiness, and tactical proficiency of Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC's), Joint Forward Observers (JFO's), and Forward Air Controllers (FAC's). The Display Systems are being provided under the Prime contract issued to TJ Drafting and Design, Christmas, Florida by the Marine Corps System Command, Orlando, Florida.


VDC DS will deliver and install six complete “state of the art” Visual Display Systems. Each system will include three ultra high resolution SONY SXRD® SRX-T105 4K projectors, a high performance screen with a horizontal field of view of 260 degrees and a vertical field of view of 60 degrees, plus an advanced auto calibration system for image warping, color and edge blend. The Display Systems will be installed at multiple Marine Corp bases worldwide with initial installations beginning in the Company's current fiscal year and an expected completion date of August 31, 2011.


Each Display System will provide correct perspective, color, resolution, and luminance relative to the trainee's design eye-point for display of the day, dusk, night, and simulated nightvision- device (NVD) visual scene provided by the SAVT Image Generators.


Other added benefits of this Display System include lower overall cost of ownership, minimal user intervention, minimal maintenance and increased availability for training.


The training scenarios will require the placement of tactical ordnance on selected targets using Joint Close Air Support (JCAS) procedures and observed fire procedures for Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS), artillery and mortar fire to perform destruction, neutralization, suppression, illumination/coordinated illumination, interdiction, and harassment fire missions.


David Rushton, VP Business Development of VDC Display Systems commented, “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this prestigious contract and look forward to enhancing the already excellent working relationship with TJ Inc and delivering a ‘world class' Display System.”


“We look forward to embarking on another successful endeavor with VDC Display Systems to deliver a trainer that will support and enhance the warfighter's experience before being deployed to the dangers of actual combat,” said TJ Inc's President, Tony Dela Cruz.


Video Display Corporation 

Video Display Corporation designs, develops and manufactures unique solutions for display requirements for military, medical and industrial uses with emphasis on high-end training and simulation applications. Its product offerings include ruggedized LCOS, CRT and AMLCD displays as well as complete projection display systems utilizing VDC Display Systems Marquee(TM) and ESCP line of projectors. VDC DS has extensive experience delivering projection systems worldwide used in many commercial and military trainers, as well as complete solutions for a broad range of applications. Video Display Corporation operates eight sales, design and manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, visit the Company’s web site at www.videodisplay.com