updated 10/13/2010 8:15:40 AM ET 2010-10-13T12:15:40

DUNEDIN, Fla., Oct. 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALAS Defense Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets:VDSC), today announced that Quality Performance, Inc. has been awarded a $491,434 contract with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Corporation for the supply of 10.4" and 15" Multi-Functional Color Displays. The Displays will be installed on the Bridge Wings, Pilot House, and CIC of all new and upgraded US Navy Aegis Destroyers (DDGs). The multi-functional color liquid crystal displays will provide the ship with navigational and meteorological information needed for underway steaming, docking & maneuvering, and underway replenishment operations. Each DDG has 2-off 10.4" displays and 4-off 15" displays. The entire DDG-51 Class is being fitted with these quality solid-state displays.

"Quality Performance is committed to its leadership role in supplying advanced multi-functional color displays that support critical defense applications for the Aegis Destroyers," said Steve Fortner, Vice President of Quality Performance Inc.

QPI's subcontract-manufacturer is Aeronautical & General Instruments Ltd (AGI), located in England. QPI is AGI's exclusive Distributor and Depot-level repair facility in the USA and performs all of the program, contract, configuration, logistics, and repair in their Fredericksburg, VA facility.

About Quality Performance, Inc.:

Founded in 1990, QPI sells products to government and commercial customers in the United States. QPI also provides life cycle product support services including maintenance services for its products. Services include program management, engineering and technical support, installation and checkout support on site, factory training, spare parts logistics support, technical documentation, and depot-level maintenance repair. QPI's largest customer is the United States Navy.

As previously announced, ALAS Defense has entered into a contract to acquire 100% of the voting stock of Quality Performance, Inc., ("QPI"), a Fredericksburg, Virginia based company ( www.goqpi.com ). QPI has a long history of profitability and in 2009, generated $9.2 million in revenue and $1.5 million in Operating Profit.

About ALAS Defense Systems, Inc.:

ALAS Defense Systems, Inc. is a holding company which owns and operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Redtide Defense Group, Inc. ( http://www.redtidedefense.com/ ) which is a manufacturer of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). The Company has created an inexpensive and, it believes, technically superior solution to the growing $6 billion a year worldwide market demand for UAVs. The Company is looking to grow both organically and through strategic acquisitions.

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