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Aechelon Technology’s pC-Nova Accepted in Air Force Research Lab Distributed Mission Operations Testbed

SAN CARLOS, Calif., September 20, 2004 — Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today the
acceptance of four pC-NOVA‘ Image Generators for use in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s
Distributed Mission Operations Testbed at Mesa Research Site, AZ. Two of the image generators
provide two sensor channels each, to augment existing SGI Onyx visual image generators. The other
two each provide eight out-the-window channels and two sensor channels. The delivery also includes
Aechelon Technology’s US Southwest and US East Coast databases, which support fully correlated
out-the-window and sensors scenes throughout the million square kilometer extents of each database.

“This image generator upgrade will enable multi-ship NVG training in the Distributed Mission
Operations Testbed and is capable of supporting future sensor simulatons,” said Dr. Elizabeth Martin,
Director of the Night Vision Device Training Program.

The pC-NOVA image generator supports all of the features of Aechelon Technology’s C-NOVA
software-based runtime engine for flight training applications, and uses the same databases and host
computer interfaces. pC-NOVA uses no custom parts and is comprised entirely of commodity PC
About AFRL, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Warfighter Training Research Division, Mesa Research Site, Arizona USA

The Warfighter Training Research Division (AFRL/HEA), Human Effectiveness Directorate in Mesa
Research Site, AZ and Brooks City-Base TX, is part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory within
the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). AFRL/HEA is the USAF’s premier organization for research
and development in warfighter training techniques and technologies. The division’s mission is to
“develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and transition training technologies and methods to train warfighters to win.” The mission is accomplished through an open, collaborative environment in which government,
academia, and industry team with users and customers to develop and exploit new technologies,
applications, and environments that will support the warfighter. The collaboration is designed to
improve development, validation, and transition of needed training products to users, customers, and
solution providers supporting the premise of “training the way we intend to fight” and recognizing that
“training is the peacetime manifestation of war.”

About Aechelon Technology

Aechelon Technology is a leader in real time computer graphics applications for training, simulation and
entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field proven, and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation. Aechelon Technology, located on the Internet at, is headquartered in San Carlos, CA.

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John Quinn, CEO
Aechelon Technology

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