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Stroudsburg, PA – August 11, 2009 — The critical systems our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines use to jam remote-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs) rely on the RF coaxial cable components designed and manufactured at the MegaPhase facility in Stroudsburg, PA. Over 100,000 MegaPhase cables are now in use throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting the Warfighter in harm’s way. These cables are used in tens of thousands of jamming systems fielded on every vehicle in the US Army. The group of systems are known as CREW-counter remote-controlled electronic warfare-and are used to prevent detonation of roadside bombs, the most deadly and dangerous threat to our troops.

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On August 19, 2009, MegaPhase will honor the accomplishments of the United States Army’s PM Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare (“CREW”), and the MegaPhase Team’s contribution to the protection of the Warfighter from the threat of IEDs in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The event to be held at the Stroudsburg, PA MegaPhase facility will honor MAJ Corey Hemingway, APM of CREW Systems Integration & Training for their work in protecting American and allied forces. “MegaPhase’s RF cables and connectors have already and will continue to directly impact and save the lives of over 30,000 people,” reports an Army spokesperson. “As a vital supplier to the war effort that requires precision cables and connectors with proven reliability in extremely harsh environments and all kinds of weather conditions, MegaPhase consistently delivers—even under difficult compressed schedules.”

“Our sense of urgency comes from knowing our cables are saving lives,” said William Pote, CEO and President of MegaPhase. As an example, Pote recounts several instances when the Army’s PM CREW or its integrators have last-minute requirements whereby a phone call in the morning necessitates MegaPhase to deliver cables the same day to Tobyhanna Army Depot for direct shipment to theater in Kuwait, Iraq or Afghanistan: “We get the call at 7 a.m., and we have cable sets boxed and driven to Tobyhanna by 3 p.m. the same day.” Pote adds, “In addition to our battle-tested RF coax cables, we have developed a line of rugged, GrooveTube® super flexible test cables and quick-mate connectors and RF adapters to meet critical battlefield demands. The SiteLine™ rugged armored cables and network analyzer cables also provide reliable and accurate performance under the most rugged field conditions.”

Invitees for this event include distinguished representatives from the US Army’s PEO IEW&S, PEO C3T, Tobyhanna Army Depot, JIEDDO, Department of Defense, research centers, defense contractors, systems integrators, critical suppliers and elected officials on the national, state and local levels.

About MegaPhase, LLC — MegaPhase is an ISO-9001:2008 certified privately-held company that designs, manufactures and sells RF/Microwave coaxial cable, cable assemblies, connectors and RF components through 70 GHz. Located in Stroudsburg, PA, MegaPhase customers include OEMs in instrumentation, broadband networking, wireless communications, semiconductor, advanced microwave and optical electronic systems, space and defense. MegaPhase products include GrooveTube® test cables, semirigid coaxial cable systems and flexible coaxial cables for advanced systems, test adapters and coaxial connectors. MegaPhase’s broadband and high frequency interconnect technologies include coaxial cables have been used reliably to test smart phones, transmit signals on the US Navy’s new AWACS E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, Agilent’s new FireFox® handheld analyzers, and many other high-profile projects.