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Optex Systems (OTCBB: OPXS.OB), Receives Invitation to Participate in the 2nd Annual Heavy Vehicles Summit

Optex Systems (OTCBB: OPXS.OB), Receives Invitation to Participate in the 2nd Annual Heavy Vehicles Summit

RICHARDSON, Texas, July 16, 2009 -- Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: OPXS.OB), a leading manufacturer of optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense applications, today announced that they received an invitation from the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) to be a participant in the 2nd Annual Heavy Vehicles Summit. The Second Annual Heavy Vehicle Summit, www.heavyvehiclessummit.com, will be held on September 14th -16th in Vienna, Virginia.

The summit is designed to focus on the most important and relevant aspects of heavy vehicle technology, modernization and advancements. It provides a forum for those who have a personal and professional stake in heavy vehicle technology to explore new technologies. Heavy vehicles such as the Abrams and Bradley are mission critical to ensuring the success of overseas military contingency operations. Currently, through its relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems and TACOM (Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command), Optex Systems provides its Laser Protected Periscopes and Fire Control Sighting Systems for both the Bradley fighting vehicle and the Abrams tank.

Danny Schoening, COO of Optex Systems, commented, "Optex continues to support our ground vehicle customers like General Dynamics Land Systems and TACOM by attending and sponsoring information summits. The Heavy Vehicles Summits will focus on the modernization, the survivability, and the future plans on many of the vehicles we support."

ABOUT OPTEX SYSTEMS

Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas-based ISO 9001:2008 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on a majority of types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Advanced Security Vehicles and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights and night vision optical assemblies. Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.optexsys.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This Press Release and other written reports and oral statements made from time to time by the Company may contain so-called "forward-looking statements," all of which are subject to risks and uncertainties. You can identify these forward-looking statements by their use of words such as "expects," "plans," "will," "estimates," "forecasts," "projects" and other words of similar meaning. You can identify them by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements are likely to address the Company's growth strategy, financial results and product and development programs. You must carefully consider any such statement and should understand that many factors could cause actual results to differ from the Company's forward-looking statements. These factors include inaccurate assumptions and a broad variety of other risks and uncertainties, including some that are known and some that are not. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.

The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement. You should carefully evaluate such statements in light of factors described in the Company's filings with the SEC, especially on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. In various filings the Company has identified important factors that could cause actual results to differ from expected or historic results. You should understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, you should not consider any such list to be a complete list of all potential risks or uncertainties.

Contact:

ZA Consulting Inc.
David Zazoff
212.505.5976
116 West 23rd St.
Suite 500
New York, NY 10011

Source: Optex Systems Holdings, Inc.; General Dynamics Corp.

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