Applied Energetics

"Innovative Ultrafast Lasers and Particle Beam Systems"

Applied Energetics To Open Washington DC Area Office

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2010 — Applied Energetics, Inc., (NASDAQ:AERG) will open a Business Development office in the Washington, DC area on October, 4 2010. The company has hired Mr. Alan Womble as Vice President of Business Development to lead this effort.

Joe Hayden, President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied Energetics commented, "Opening an office in the Washington, DC area will allow us to better serve our existing customers in the U.S. Government and military. It will also allow us to have a more concentrated and continual focus on growing our business in this area. We are very excited to have Al Womble join us to lead this effort. His extensive experience in business development and government procurement will significantly strengthen our capabilities and ability to gain new customers. As a career military officer he understands the needs of our military customers exceptionally well. We are confident that his contributions will have a significant positive impact as we seek to grow our business."

About Applied Energetics, Inc.

Applied Energetics, Inc., based in Tucson, Arizona, specializes in development and manufacture of advanced high performance lasers, high voltage electronics, advanced optical systems, and integrated guided energy systems for defense, aerospace, industrial, and scientific customers worldwide. Applied Energetics pioneered the development of Laser Guided Energy (LGE™) technology, and related solutions for defense and security applications. For more information about Applied Energetics, please visit

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