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Raven Industries Announces New Product Line: NEMESIS(TM) Garments, Personal Hides & Equipment Covers, Multispectral Signature Concealment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Aerostar (Nasdaq:RAVN), leader in the design and manufacture of specialty sewn and sealed products and surveillance technology, announced today its groundbreaking signature management product line: NEMESIS™ Garments, Personal Hides and Equipment Covers. Raven Aerostar and W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore®) have partnered together to develop multispectral camouflage and signature concealment garments, hides and covers. NEMESIS represents a breakthrough in signature concealment for warfighters and security personnel. Using GORE® Multispectral Concealment materials, NEMESIS Garments, Personal Hides and Equipment Covers are the first material technology that greatly reduces the range of detection from sophisticated radar technology and multi-spectral electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors.

The modern warfighter and security personnel have an amplified need for detection protection against rapidly advancing persistent sensor technology. NEMESIS conceals personnel and high value equipment against advanced infrared surveillance sensors and radio frequency (RF). NEMESIS Garments, Personal Hides and Equipment Covers present a significant tactical advantage for daytime and nighttime operations, specifically minimizing detection during infiltration and exfiltration.

"Much like consumer electronics, sensor systems have improved in quality, and decreased in cost. Thus, military sensors (image intensifiers, thermal imagers, and radar systems) are beginning to proliferate into unfriendly hands. Gore's unique material sets and technologies enable the creation of true multispectral protection against these threats. Through Gore's partnership with Raven Aerostar, a world class manufacturer, the NEMESIS Turkey Suits with GORE® Multispectral Concealment Technologies offer a truly revolutionary protection capability for those going into harm's way," stated John Holcombe, W. L. Gore & Associates co-inventor and business leader.

Raven Aerostar and Gore® have optimized the NEMESIS product line through years of development, prototyping and field testing. NEMESIS Garments, Personal Hides and Equipment Covers have proven results alleviating current and emerging signature threats to ultimately protect lives and strategic assets. Raven Aerostar's NEMESIS Turkey Suit, an over garment, is available for purchase directly through Raven Aerostar and through GSA Advantage. The camouflage, concealment and deception NEMESIS Turkey Suit system allows full-body coverage and is available in a broad range of military camouflage textile patterns.

"Lead users have validated the superior performance of the NEMESIS Turkey Suits with GORE® Multispectral Concealment Technologies through extensive field trials. Making this product available for purchase through Raven Aerostar's commercial channels now enables the U.S. warfighter to achieve unparalleled comprehensive personal signature reduction, thus enabling greater likelihood for mission success," stated Sean McDearmon, W.L. Gore & Associates Branch Specialist.

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