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Somat Engineering, Inc. Added to U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) Omnibus Contract

Detroit, MI - June 2, 2010 - DRIVE Developments (DRIVE), Inc. recently added Somat Engineering, Inc. (Somat) to their impressive and growing list of TARDEC Omnibus teammates. The total estimated dollar value of the task orders awarded under this U.S. Army acquisition contract will be up to $500 million, over a five (5) year period.

Both DRIVE and Somat are "Michigan 50 Companies to Watch" alumni, and DRIVE was recently recognized by Crain's Detroit Business as a Michigan defense company to watch. "We are proud to be able to announce the addition of Somat to our team and we look forward to expanding our relationship," said DRIVE President and CEO Larry Osentoski.

DRIVE and Somat are also working together on upcoming bids to support the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation's (SMART) requirements for real-time mobility and diagnostic information on and off their buses. SMART is embracing the trend in public transportation agencies to share more information with their riders to enhance security, reduce vehicle maintenance costs and improve customer service. DRIVE's primary product, the Diagnostic Information Management Environment (DIME) is capable of supporting a wide array of real-time mobility and diagnostic related functions. "By combining our products and capabilities with those of Somat, DRIVE believes that we can win a number of upcoming bids and proposals at both the State and Federal levels," said Osentoski.

Somat's expertise in knowledge management and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) provides a strong complement to DRIVE's vehicular engineering and diagnostic products and services. "We look forward to leveraging our combined skillsets with DRIVE to advance our work on both ITS and national security applications, based right here in Michigan, helping drive growth for our region," said Somat President and CEO Ram Ramanujam.

About Somat Engineering, Inc.

Founded in 1986, Somat Engineering, Inc. ( is an award-winning technical services firm, based in Detroit, MI, with satellite offices in the US and abroad, including Washington, DC.

Somat combines research, engineering and innovative thinking to deliver customized information technology products and services to both government and commercial organizations. We leverage over 20 years of analytical and operational discipline developed by tackling complex engineering problems on critical infrastructure projects to assist our clients in selected areas of information technology, including knowledge management, intelligent transportation systems and wireless technologies.

Somat serves a variety of sectors, including defense, law enforcement, transportation, utilities, financial services, healthcare and social services at the federal, state and municipal level.

We are eligible as a US SBA 8(a) Business to participate in various programs for contracting opportunities throughout the Federal Government.

G. "Ram" Ramanujam
President and CEO
Somat Engineering, Inc.
Phone: 313-963-2721



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