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Arotech's Realtime Technologies Receives Order for 11 Simulators

Royal Oak, Michigan – April, 2015 -- Realtime Technologies, Inc (RTI), a part of Arotech Corporation's (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, announced today that it will deliver 11 networked simulators. The University of New South Wales Australia (UNSW) and The University of Sydney will be provided ten simulators which are fully-instrumented open vehicle cabs, and one that is a bicycle, creating a networked simulation environment for both universities.

The open cab simulators will be networked together so that they can interact using the same traffic scenario. This virtual driving environment incorporates interactions between human drivers so as to closely approximate reality and operator risks. 

For RTI, this order symbolizes the progression of the company's world class simulators. When asked about the order, RTI President, Richard Romano said, "This is the first time that RTI has delivered 11 networked driving simulators. The development project was a great success and we are looking forward to the research results that come from such a novel configuration." 

These research simulators will be used by Deputy Director, Dr. Vinayak Dixit, at the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI) at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Dixit and his team of researchers will work with the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at Sydney University to focus their studies on the risks associated with transportation infrastructure systems as they relate to highway safety. Additional areas of interest will include travel time uncertainty as well as natural and man-made disasters. 

In the area of cycling safety, RTI will also deliver a bicycle simulator to UNSW that will support their efforts to develop a program of research. The simulator will provide a virtual environment and real life traffic situations for the subject to navigate while they ride the bike. 

University of New South Wales Australia School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The UNSW School of Civil & Environmental Engineering is the largest and most successful school of its kind in Australia and is ranked 15th best in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013). UNSW believes that civil, environmental and geospatial engineers are uniquely placed to meet and solve the challenges of contemporary society. With over two thousand current students, UNSW plays a leading role in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs -with a focus on sustainability as well as core engineering knowledge, preparing their students to confidently face the challenges of a contemporary global society.

The University of Sydney Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

The two-node Centre is recognized by the Australian Federal Government as the Key Centre of Excellence of Teaching and Research in Transport Management. The Key Centre was established in July 1995 as a joint venture between the Institute of Transport Studies (established 1991) within the Graduate School of Business at the University of Sydney and the Monash Transport Group (established 1969) within the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Melbourne.

Simulator Hardware and Software

Ten of the simulators provided by Realtime Technologies will consist of a fully instrumented open quarter cab, a 100 degree projection cylindrical screen system using a single 1080p High Definition projector, and a visual computer. The simulator software consists of SimCreator for control of the simulator system and Multi-Body Vehicle Dynamics Editor Software. Each lab also has ExACCT GUI Software for design and control of vehicle behavior and Trian3D software for roadway development. 

RTI has developed an Aimsun plug-in module that establishes a shared memory interface to communicate with the SimCreator scenario software. When the experiment is run from Aimsun, the scenario behavior is loaded and executed, and then the driving simulation is started. Traffic vehicle information from Aimsun is copied into shared memory and then rendered on the SimCreator visual system. Vehicles are rendered smoothly from the Aimsun data by using dead reckoning in between sampling updates for the distributed simulation. This mitigates the choppy updates that result from only rendering directly from Aimsun updated data. The Aimsun vehicles dictate the routes used by the autonomous vehicles rendered by the SimCreator software. The ambient traffic responds dynamically to the driver-vehicle, avoiding a collision if at all possible. 

Additionally, RTI developed a Vissim interface similar in functionality. With Vissim, RTI used a direct API that calls into the Vissim application, rather than shared memory. The Vissim API controls the SimCreator scenario vehicles and updates their position and velocity.

Realtime Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 1998, Realtime Technologies, Inc. (RTI) builds world class driving simulators for your research needs. RTI simulators include the most advanced scenario and vehicle dynamics models available. RTI provides custom engineering and hardware development along with its advanced simulation software applications. RTI customers include government, academia, and private entities. RTI is based in Royal Oak, Michigan with a satellite office in South Jordan, Utah.

For more information, please visit us at www.simcreator.com

Arotech's Training and Simulation Division

Arotech's Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based training solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets an extensive array of trainers and simulators that provide interactive and situational training for military, law enforcement and commercial customers. The division's Vehicle Simulation group provides high fidelity vehicle simulators for use in operator training. The division's Air Warfare Simulations group provides weapon simulations used to train military pilots in the effective use of air launched weapons. The division's Use of Force group provides training products focused on the proper employment of hand carried weapons and is marketed under the MILO Range nameplate.

Arotech's Training and Simulation Division consist of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com), MILO Range (www.ies-usa.com) and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com). 

Arotech Corporation

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in two business areas: interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets; and power systems and batteries for the military, commercial and medical markets. Arotech operates through two major business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems.  

Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech's website at  www.arotech.com

Contact: Clayne A. Woodbury

(801) 647-4672

Except for the historical information herein, the matters discussed in this release include forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary materially. These risks and uncertainties are detailed in Arotech's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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Realtime Technologies Inc. (RTI) specializes in real time multibody vehicle dynamics, and graphical simulation and modeling.  We offer simulation software applications, consulting, custom engineering, software, and hardware development.  Realtime Technologies’ customer base includes international, government and private entities.  RTI was founded in 1998.