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Applied Energetics Awarded $1.148 Million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer Contract by the U.S. Army for Ultra-Broadband IRCM Source Development

New contract funds ongoing development and testing of the Company's Infrared Countermeasure capabilities to disrupt electro-optic sensors.

Phase II contract will be performed in collaboration with our university partner over a period of 24 months.

TUCSON, AZ / ACCESSWIRE / June 5, 2023 / Applied Energetics, Inc. (OTCQB:AERG), a leader in the advancement of ultrashort pulse laser technologies (USPL), announced today that it has been awarded a $1.148 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract by the U.S Army to continue the Company's research, development and testing of an ultra-broadband infrared (IR) source capable of disrupting optical infrared sensors within the engagement time window, at tactically relevant ranges.

The objective of this Phase II award is to further the development and testing of an IR systemutilizing technologies that were investigated under the US Army Phase I STTR contract.

This contract award follows a successful Phase Iwhich established a computational concept with physical modeling and simulation to establish the feasibility of an IR system. Phase I was performed in collaboration with the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona.

STTR is a federally funded program to incorporate small business technological innovation into Government supported Research and Development programs. STTR's require the small business to formally collaborate with a university or non-profit which receives at least 30% of the contract award, and is structured in three phases.

"The awarding of this Phase II contract by the U.S. Army represents an important milestone in the development of our dual-use laser and optical technologies to deliver transformative warfighter capabilities to our Department of Defense customers," said Dr. Gregory Quarles, President and CEO at Applied Energetics. "I am incredibly proud of our team's success and excited to continue our work alongside our partners at the University of Arizona to advance the development of our broadband infrared sources for IR countermeasure technology to address the emerging threats to our warfighters, critical infrastructure and national security."

On May 18th, the Company filed a Form 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to this contract award.

About Applied Energetics, Inc.

Applied Energetics, Inc., a leader in Advanced Optical Technologies and Ultrashort Pulse Directed Energy Solutions, utilizes patented, dual-use laser and optical technologies to advance critical industries, including defense, national security, biomedical and manufacturing. Applied Energetics pioneered and holds all crucial intellectual property rights to the development and use of Laser Guided Energy technology and related solutions for defense, security, commercial, and medical applications.

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SOURCE: Applied Energetics, Inc.

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