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Jenoptik with largest space technology contract in company history / Engagement in Asia expanded.

(PresseBox) (Jena, ) Jenoptik subsidiary Jena-Optronik arranges long-term supply contract with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for GNC sensors valued in the double figure million range.

Jenoptik will provide the Japanese Technology Group Mitsubishi Electric Corporation with Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors for attitude control of space vehicles valued in the double figure million range. The Jenoptik subsidiary Jena-Optronik GmbH, specialist for space sensor technology, received an Authorization to Proceed (ATP) from Mitsubishi Electric Corporation for delivery of at large twelve Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors. The delivery will run until 2012.

The Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors of Jena-Optronik allow the fully automated approach and docking of supply vehicles with the International Space Station ISS. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is the contractor for the avionics module for the supply vehicles of the Japanese Space Agency JAXA headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Along with the European Space Agency ESA, Japan also relies on technology-know-how from Jena.

The GNC (Guidance, Navigation & Control) sensors from Jena apply in line with numerous international satellite programs. With this supply agreement confiding business connection of many years with the Japanese aerospace could have significantly been expanded. Due to this agreement a perspective beyond the year 2010 arises. Thus Jenoptik strengthens its worldwide position as one of the leading suppliers of complex opto-electronic sensors for space applications and expands its business in Asia.

About Jenoptik's aerospace technology

Jenoptik with its subsidiary Jena-Optronik GmbH is one of the pioneers in space research. It develops, manufactures and markets opto-electronic instruments and systems for various applications in the area of aerospace technology. In recent years the Jena-based technology group has become one of the leading instrument and system providers in the aviation and aerospace market and offers comprehensive services for the analysis of recorded data.

Since January 2008 the defense and aerospace business has been combined in the Defense & civil Systems division. In this division Jenoptik combines laser sensor systems, optics, optoelectronics, mechanics and electronics within complex components, systems and facilities in the Defense and Civil Systems division. It focuses on the areas of vehicle and aircraft equipment, drive and stabilization technology, optoelectronic instruments and systems for the security and space industry as well as software, metrology and control technology together with a comprehensive range of services. In the laser and infrared sensor systems area its focus is on the development, manufacturing and marketing of laser distance measurement equipment and infrared camera systems for a broad range of applications.

The division maintains production sites in Wedel near Hamburg, Jena, Essen and Altenstadt. The origins of the division go back to ESW GmbH and Jena-Optronik GmbH as well as the laser and infrared sensor systems business areas of JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH.

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About Mitsubishi Electric

With over 80 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality-products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TSE:6503) is a recognized world-leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and@electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.

The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,855 billion yen (US$32.7billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.

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*At an exchange rate of 118 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2007