February 17, 2010

UAV Market
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The UAV market is not going away. Iraq and Afghanistan have proven the value of UAVs for reconnaissance and weapons delivery. Worldwide UAV market is $3.4B, increasing to $7.3B Total spending will be $55B over the next 10 years More opportunities once FAA opens national airspace One of the only expanding areas in 2009 DOD budget The opportunities lie with companies that fill specific niches.
“We need greater investment in advanced technology ranging from the revolutionary, like Unmanned Aerial Vehicles… which provide the backbone of our ability to extend global power.” - President Barack Obama

Addressable Market
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The AD-150’s addressable market is expected to grow from 0.51 billion to 2 billion US dollars per year

15%

27%

73%
85%

Fixed Wing

VTOL

USA

Other

Opportunities
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USMC Group IV VTOL UAV Program Exceed 200kts forward airspeed   Launch and recover from ships   Meet or exceed 110 nm radius of action   Provide the speed, range, endurance and payload required to participate in operations with current and future USMC air assets (MV-22 OSPREY)
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USMC Medium Lift VTOL UAV Program Lift 700 - 1,000 lbs   150 Nmi round trip   Transport 10,000 - 20,000 lbs in 24 hours   Maintain 70 knots
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USAF Unmanned Cargo VTOL UAV Program Lift 500 - 3,000 lbs   500 Nmi combat radius   250 kts forward airspeed   VTOL / STOL (300 ft)
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USCG VTOL UAV Program Operate from national security cutter   Extend range of sensors of the ship
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International Market Potential to exceed value of US DoD market   NATO ship compatibility   European VTOL UAV missions
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AD-150 High Speed VTOL UAV
- Designed around USMC Tier III requirements (Now Group IV) - VTOL from air capable ships - Exceed 200 kts airspeed Length Wing Span Height Takeoff Weight Max Payload Max Speed Max Range 14.5 ft 17.5 ft 4.75 ft 2,800 lbs 1,000 lbs 300 kts 736 Nmi

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Tilt-Duct VTOL ~ A History Lesson
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Combines VTOL capabilities with fixed-wing speed Flew in 1959 Not a failure Performance exceeded expectations Successful flight test program Over 50 successful flight hours Technology ahead of its time

The Doak VZ-4 and Bell X-22A validated the Tilt-Duct VTOL concept

AD-150 Tilt-Duct Key Technologies
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Aerodynamically optimized airframe High performance and efficient propulsion system Fully autonomous flight control Proprietary, patent pending, attitude control system
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High Torque Aerial Lift (HTAL): International Publication No: WO 2008/105923 A2

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STANAG 4586 interoperability
ADFS Proprietary Patent Pending Technology

The AD-150 improves the flight control of traditional tilt-duct systems
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AD-150 Cargo Aircraft Concept
 VTOL  260

, STOVL, and STOL capabilities

knots max forward airspeed turboshaft engine (T53 demo) platform

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 Multi-mission
 ISR&T  Cargo  Weapon

Systems

 Centerline
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mounted payload pod

be preloaded loading / unloading times

 Reduces  Remote

landings or aerial release

The AD-150 can be optimally configured to fulfill both the USMC and USAF unmanned cargo roles

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Our Company
American Dynamics Flight Systems is an advanced technology development company located in the United States focused on the development of innovative aerospace and defense systems and technologies.
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Small business Headquartered in Jessup, MD Incorporated in 2003 Restructured in 2007 (C Corporation) Close collaboration with the University of Maryland Privately funded

Our Business Model
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Create a multi-mission, economical, high-speed VTOL UAV to fill a market void Team with industry leaders for payload, subsystem and contracting support Secure production contracts for airframes and lift and propulsion systems
Flight Control Actuators Ruddervator Vectoring Nozzle Turboshaft Powerplant Drive System Power Management Airframe Nose Landing Gear Avionics Navigation & Control Mission Payload Flaperon Main Landing Gear HTAL System

Designed & Manufactured by ADFS in Jessup, MD Designed by ADFS, Manufactured by ADFS and/or Subcontractors Designed & Manufactured by Subcontractors

HTAL Nacelle

HTAL Fan

Our Capabilities
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Facility   14,700 Sq Ft Capacity   3 AD-150s simultaneously   12 AD-150s per year Equipment   4-axis CNC mill   3-axis CNC mill   High precision tooling Capabilities   Design, analysis and engineering   Prototype and production manufacturing   Final assembly and integration   Service and support

Management Team
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Wayne Morse - President and CEO
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27 years in the military, deployed to Bosnia and Desert Storm Former Sr. Manager at General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products President of UltraServe Strategic Analyst US Army, Pentagon Licensed Pilot

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Paul Vasilescu - VP of Engineering
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Designed AD-150 Developed AD-150 propulsion system Expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Experienced in aircraft design and software engineering Helicopter Pilot

AD-150 Development Timeline

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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
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ADFS has industry recognized expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) Technology enables accurate
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design validation performance modeling aerodynamic data generation

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ADFS’ CFD models have been validated by independent 3rd parties and wind tunnel testing

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University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Test
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Built and tested a 1/3 scale model of the AD-150 aircraft Tests conducted at the Glen L. Martin Wind Tunnel in Q1 2009 Performed static and dynamic tests over a wide range of combinations of angle of attack, sideslip and forward speed Confirmed CFD performance data and validated airframe design Funding provided by the state of Maryland through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (MIPS)
“The American Dynamics Flight Systems team came to the wind tunnel test with a more complete set of CFD results directly comparable to the tunnel conditions than any other group we have worked with up to now.” -- Dr. Jewel Barlow, Director of the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel

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Propulsion System Powered Wind Tunnel Test
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Build an test a scaled AD-150 propulsion system in a wind tunnel Simulate conditions experienced during transition between hover and forward flight Test will be conducted and the UMD Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel Q2 2010 Tests will include variances in freestream velocity, fan velocity, and duct angle Measurements will be taken and compared to equivalent data taken from the computational models Funding provided by the state of Maryland through the Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (MIPS)

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Propulsion System Full-Scale Static Test
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Build and integrate a fully instrumented test rig for the AD-150 lift and propulsion system Tests to be conducted at Aberdeen Proving Grounds later this year Mechanically validate propulsion and drive components Confirm CFD performance data for hover in ground effect (HIGE) and hover out of ground effect (HOGE) Provide a comprehensive data set of system performance and reliability Funding provided by the state of Maryland through the Maryland Technology Transfer Fund (MTTF) program

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Customer Interaction
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Ongoing Activities with US Government Agencies   Responded to USMC Tier III RFI and supported AoA   Responded to USCG VTOL UAS RFI and supported AoA   Responded to Office of Naval Research (ONR) BAA   Responded to USAF RFI   Provided a technical briefing to ONR & NAVAIR

The AD-150 has the potential to meet and exceed all USMC Tier III / Group IV mission requirements

American Dynamics Flight Systems’ APKWS Launcher
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APKWS Weapon System   Laser Guided Hydra 70   Low Cost   REDUCED Collateral Damage Enabling launcher technology for:   Fixed Wing Aircraft   Rotary Wing Aircraft   UAVs Key Improvements   Reduced Weight   Reduced Drag   Longer Life

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A reduction in aerodynamic drag could significantly increase aircraft airspeed and endurance

Rotating Cone Concept

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ADFS Patent Pending Technology Aerodynamic Rotating Launcher USPTO No: 61119065

1: Standby (doors closed) 2: Armed (doors open) 3: Fire 4: Cones rotate to next position 5: Standby (doors closed)

Launcher Computational Results Comparison
4 Pack
Capacity Drag @ 90 knots Drag @ 150 knots Drag @ 240 knots Empty Weight 4 Hydra 70 / APKWS 7.81 lbf 21.77 lbf 56.73 lbf --

LH-320
5 Hydra 70 / APKWS 1.75 lbf 78% reduction in drag 4.51 lbf 79% reduction in drag 10.76 lbf 81% reduction in drag 24 lbs

M261
19 Hydra 70 / APKWS 38.14 lbf 107.18 lbf 281.65 lbf 82 lbs

LH-321
13 Hydra 70 / APKWS 4.33 lbf 89% reduction in drag 11.23 lbf 90% reduction in drag 27.47 lbf 90% reduction in drag 45 lbs 45% reduction in weight

LH-320 Development Timeline

2008

Q4 2009

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Q2 2010

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Q4 2010

Contract Status
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NAVAIR Technology Insertion (NAVTI) program phase 1 contract in place NAVAIR Technology Insertion (NAVTI) program phase 2 contract lined up NAVAIR follow on development contract planned

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Production contracts TBD. Potential customers include   US Navy   USMC   US Army   USAF   International

Intellectual Property
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High Torque Aerial Lift (HTAL)   International filing   USPTO patent pending (non-provisional)   International Publication Number: WO 2008/105923 A2

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Aerodynamic Rotating Launcher   Domestic filing   USPTO patent pending (non-provisional)   USPTO application number: 61119065

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