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ETC Simulation Awarded Contract by East Central Florida Regional Planning Council to Provide ADMS On-Site Training


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SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., USA, February 25, 2013 - Environmental Tectonics Corporation's
("ETC"  or the "Company") Simulation Division,  located in Orlando, FL,
has been
awarded  a contract  to provide  on-site training  services to  the East Central
Florida  Regional Planning Council  (ECFRPC). The training  will be conducted at
Daytona  Beach International Airport  and will be  held in preparation for their
FAA-mandated  tri-annual  drill.  ETC  Simulation  will  provide  their Advanced
Disaster  Management Simulator (ADMS) team  training system, along with exercise
control and facilitation staff.

"Airports  certified under 14 CFR part 139 are required to complete a full-scale
exercise  every three  years, and  it is  vital 
in preparing responders for an actual emergency situation," said Tim Kitchen, Manager of Emergency Preparedness with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. "To enhance capabilities for the tri-annual event, Volusia County identified an opportunity to utilize the ADMS system to provide responders a chance to practice and train on current response procedures. The system allows for us to cover a much larger audience base, including multiple agencies and shifts. If we did live training to prepare for our tri-annual, it would be incredibly costly in terms of money and resources. ADMS helps us prepare with the scenarios we need while offering cost savings, time savings, and reduced environmental impact." The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) mandates that airports complete this exercise once every three years. The drill involves a full-scale training scenario. It is used to practice procedures for incident command, first responders, communications and other supporting departments, and to identify areas of improvement. The exercise will be conducted in compliance with the requirements of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Volusia County officials will be on hand to ensure the proper execution of the exercise and to provide a thorough after action review. Participants will include representatives from the Volusia County Division of Emergency Management, Daytona Beach International Airport Operations Division, as well as fire departments, HazMat teams, communications, and emergency medical personnel from Daytona Beach International Airport and the surrounding area. About ADMS ADMS(TM) is a high-fidelity Virtual Reality Simulation Training Platform that comprises multiple products including Incident Command training from technical to strategic level (ADMS-Command), emergency response and force protection specific to a military environment (ADMS-Airbase), driver training and vehicle operation (ADMS-ARFF and ADMS-Drive) and multiple level police coordination for crowd management and riot control (ADMS-Control).  ETC's signature True Simulation Technology blends physics-based simulation, embedded artificial intelligence, accurate animations, photo-realistic graphics, ambient sounds, vehicle controls, and motion platforms to totally immerse trainees in the exercise.  ADMS enables first responders and emergency managers to prepare at all levels of response in a safe, economical and environmentally-conscious way. About ETC Simulation ETC Simulation (www.ETCsimulation.com), located in Orlando, FL, specializes in virtual reality emergency response and disaster management training systems. Their hallmark product, ADMS(TM), is a proven tool for training emergency management personnel at all levels, with more than one million successful training hours completed globally. About ETC ETC (OTCQB: ETCC) designs, manufactures and sells software driven products and services used to recreate and monitor the physiological effects of motion on humans and equipment and to control, modify, simulate and measure environmental conditions.  These products include aircrew training systems (aeromedical, tactical combat and general), disaster management systems, sterilizers (steam and gas), environmental testing products and hyperbaric chambers and other products and services that involve similar manufacturing techniques and engineering technologies.  ETC's unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. ETC is headquartered in Southampton, PA.  For more information about ETC, visit www.etcusa.com. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances.  Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.  The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in "Risk Factors" included in the Company's most-recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. For ETC Corporate information Contact : Bob Laurent, CFO Tel        : +1-215-355-9100 x 1550 Email    :  rlaurent@etcusa.com For ADMS information Contact : Lori Bozenbury, Dir. of Business Development Tel        : +1-407-282-3378 x 3025 Email    :  info@ETCsimulation.com ### This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: ETC via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1680612]


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