Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) (“the Company” or “Carmanah”) today announced that it has reached a mutual settlement to cease efforts on a joint project to develop landing lights with Tactical Lighting Systems Inc. (“Tactical”) as previously announced on May 19th, 2015. The original contract was awarded on a cost-plus-incentive-fee basis to Tactical by the United States Naval Air Warfare Center (“NAVAIR”), Aircraft Division. Within this contract Carmanah was to be a sub-contractor to Tactical. As part of the settlement, Tactical has reimbursed Carmanah for all costs incurred to date and neither party will have joint development obligations under the NAVAIR contract.
The decision to cease efforts was taken on a joint and mutual basis by Tactical and Carmanah. The decision was reached after significant operational challenges arose under the prime contract requirements to comply with the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). ITAR regulations placed significant barriers for Carmanah and Tactical to work jointly on the project and still comply with the export controls required under ITAR.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Carmanah produces a portfolio of products focused on energy optimized LED and solar technologies. We design, develop and distribute energy efficient LED solutions for infrastructure including: signaling systems for the marine aids to navigation, airfield ground lighting, offshore wind marking, aviation obstruction and traffic markets. Carmanah’s product portfolio also includes industrial and commercial solar powered outdoor LED lighting systems, and solar on and off-grid power generation systems. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications that perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments. Our LED and solar power systems provide durable, dependable, efficient and cost-effective solutions which have been deployed in over 400,000 installations in 110 countries. The Carmanah brand portfolio includes Go Power! and recently acquired companies, Sol and Sabik.
Carmanah Technologies Corporation:
Evan Brown, (250) 380-0052
Chief Financial Officer/Corporate Secretary
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