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Teledyne RD Instruments Awarded Multi-year Contract From NOAA/PMEL For Next Generation Current Profiler

(San Diego, CA - February 17, 2006) Teledyne RD Instruments (RDI) has been awarded a contract from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) / Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) [www.pmel.noaa.gov] to provide up to 140 acoustic Doppler current profiling instruments over a six-year period.

This new current profiler will measure and communicate in real-time the highly accurate velocity and temperature measurements required for NOAA/PMEL's next generation mooring systems. These systems are intended for gathering climate information for improved detection, understanding and prediction of global climate events such as El Niņo and La Niņa.

Teledyne RDI's Doppler Volume Sampler (DVS) is a new product for this government application that will provide a greatly improved, cost effective alternative to traditional single point current measurement devices typically used for such deployments.

The new low power DVS incorporates Teledyne RDI's 4-beam solution to detect mooring line interference, and can accurately measure velocity shear near the instrument. Other features include an internal high accuracy temperature probe and SeaBird's next generation underwater inductive modem technology for data monitoring.

Teledyne RD Instruments is a leading manufacturer of Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) and Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) products for scientific, commercial and military applications. For further information on the new DVS, please contact Jerry Mullison at Tel. +1-858-693-1178 / E-mail: jmullison@teledyne.com / www.rdinstruments.com

Teledyne RD Instruments
9855 Business Park Avenue
San Diego, CA 92131
Mr. Jerry Mullison
Tel. 858-693-1178
E-mail: jmullison@teledyne.com

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(310) 893-1642

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