September 26, 2011
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Scientia Global to enhance Iraq Advanced First Responders Network for US Army Communications and Electronics Command.

Melbourne, FL, (September 26, 2011) – Scientia Global, Inc., a Melbourne, Florida based professional services company, along with its strategic partner, Al Bathera Communications and Commercial Agencies, LTD., has been awarded a $4.5 million contract by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) for the Iraq Advanced First Responder Network (AFRN) TETRA Equipment, Integration, Installation, Services, and Training Project. This award marks the seventh contract that Scientia has been awarded through several sources to plan, manage, build, advise, equip, and maintain the AFRN system since 2004.

Initially acquired in 2004 and managed by Scientia under contract to Lucent Technologies, the AFRN system is Iraq's nationwide police, public safety, and emergency services communication backbone. With an initial project cost of over $200 million dollars, the AFRN has been installed and equipped in 18 of the major cities throughout Iraq and serves 78% of Iraq's population (over 19 million residents). AFRN is built on TETRA standards (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) and is built with Motorola based TETRA technology known as DIMETRA; the user radios were supplied by both SEPURA and Motorola.

CECOM, acting on behalf of the US Foreign Military Sales Office and the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq, has awarded this 12-month contract to Scientia that includes the expansion of the number of user terminals (radios) for the security forces by several thousand units, the expansion of base stations and system coverage to four additional cities, the extension of dispatch and force tracking capabilities to Provincial Chief of Police headquarters in twelve cities, and other training and integration services.

“Scientia is particularly pleased to continue its long history of support to the AFRN system and the Iraq security forces through this contract with CECOM,” said Dr. Martin Dougherty, President of Scientia Global. “At Scientia Global, our corporate goal has always been to provide the highest-level of support to programs of national and international significance for the United States and its allies. This enhancement of the AFRN system, a system which we have been involved with since 2004, will allow the Iraq police forces to expand its communications capabilities, and to keep the AFRN vital as a critical piece of the security environment in Iraq.”

Scientia Global (www.scientiaglobal.com), founded in 2002 in Melbourne, Florida, offers professional services in the scientific, engineering, and management consulting arenas. With worldwide reach and experience, Scientia experts have successfully completed projects in some of the most challenging and difficult environments in the world, including a continuous presence in Iraq since 2004. It specializes in systems engineering, integration, and support of telecommunications, intelligence, and public safety technology systems, as well as other consulting programs.

Al Bathera Communications and Commercial Agencies, (www.albathera.com) Ltd. is a 100% Iraqi-owned company that specializes in communication and information handling services and equipment. Al Bathera has been operating in Iraq since the start of the rebuilding effort in 2003, and has partnered with the US and Iraqi Government and its allies to provide committed and innovative support to their communications requirements.

Contacts: Martin Dougherty, mdougherty@scientiaglobal.com, Office: 321-733-1971 x501, Fax: 321-733-1713

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