EFJ, Inc. Receives $2.65 Million Order from the Civil Air Patrol
EFJohnson to Provide Project 25 Compliant Radios for Emergency Response
IRVING, TX – EFJ, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFJI) announced today that its EFJohnson subsidiary has received a new order from the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The order, valued at $2.65 million, calls for EFJohnson to provide CAP with its Project 25 compliant mobile radios and accessories.
“CAP has a unique role working with emergency response, homeland security, search and rescue, disaster relief, and law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, and local levels,” said LtCol Paul K. Reid, Jr., Civil Air Patrol Communications Program Advisor. “Interoperability is critical to our missions. EFJohnson P25 compliant equipment enables us to address our interoperability needs.”
“This is the second order that we have received from the Civil Air Patrol in recent months,” said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EFJ, Inc. In September, the company announced a $4.4 million order from CAP. “We are pleased to supply CAP with interoperable communications solutions that meet their needs,” Jalbert added.
Nationally, CAP performs 95 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 73 lives in 2005. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and counter-drug missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to the more than 22,000 young people currently participating in CAP cadet programs. CAP has been performing missions for America for almost 65 years.
EFJohnson is a leading provider of two way radios and communication systems for law enforcement, fire fighters, EMS, and the military. Founded in 1923, the company has a lengthy history of leadership in numerous communication industry standards initiatives and organizations and was one of the first developers of wireless communications products to be fully compliant with federal government Project 25 interoperability standards. EFJohnson offers a comprehensive portfolio of digital and analog radio communications solutions which assist in effectively and affordably managing the transition to digital P25 compliant systems. For more information, visit http://www.EFJohnson.com.
About EFJ, Inc.
EFJ, Inc. is the Irving, Texas based parent company to industry-leading secure wireless and private wireless solution businesses. EFJ, Inc. is home to 3e Technologies International, a leading provider of FIPS validated wireless data infrastructure and software with interoperable security; the EFJohnson Company, one of the first developers of Project 25 mobile communications products and solutions; and Transcrypt International, a leader in secure solutions to protect sensitive voice communications. For more information, visit http://www.efji.com.
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