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Moog FCS Selected to Provide Leading-Edge Driving Simulator for Ferrari

19 June 2008

East Aurora, NY, USA  – Moog FCS, a part of Moog’s Industrial Group and a leader in providing high-performance flight simulation and leading-edge testing systems to the automotive, aviation and aerospace markets, announced that Ferrari has placed an order for the engineering, design, development and deployment of a next-generation driving simulator to be located at Ferrari’s headquarters in Maranello, Italy.

This multimillion-euro project involves a dynamic driving simulator featuring a customized motion control solution with combined motion mechanism, control loading system, complete software package, top platform and a dedicated operator workstation.

Marco Fainello, Head of the Car Performance and R&D Department for Scuderia Ferrari, stated, “The dynamic driving simulator is a new step for us in developing virtual tests that give drivers true feel of a real environment and direct feedback on their actions. We have been impressed with Moog FCS’ motion control expertise and its ability to make every detail of the mechanical design a key to improving overall system performance, as well as the comfort and security of our drivers. This dynamic driving simulator will support the new breed of test we are planning to launch to support our future success.”

“It is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our expertise in motion control and testing systems and develop a new breed of test with our customer,” said Pim van den Dijssel, Market Manager Test Systems, Moog FCS. “Ferrari selected Moog FCS to provide an integrated flexible motion control and testing system designed to meet specific and demanding requirements.

“Engineering hardware and human-in-the-loop (H2IL) testing solutions in a driving simulator is an area in which we have over 20 years experience, since Moog FCS pioneered advanced cueing technology. This project will represent another step-change in H2IL testing technology with enhanced fidelity through advanced platform kinematics and optimized motion cues,” continued van den Dijssel.

Moog FCS’ innovative Hexapod-based design and incorporation of its world-class servomotors and actuators ensures testing systems can reach higher levels of fidelity, efficiency and longevity.

With more than 500 motion bases developed for leading customers around the world, Moog FCS is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of electric and hydraulic motion platforms that span a variety of key applications with payloads ranging from 1,000 Kg (2,200 lbs) to 14,500 Kg (32,000 lbs).

Moog FCS’ unique force-loop technology provides the technical foundation for all its solutions, and this combined with highly responsive electric actuators and sophisticated software models, delivers the highest fidelity control loading available in the industry.

About Moog

Moog’s Industrial Group designs and manufacturers high performance motion control solutions combining electric, hydraulic, and hybrid technologies with expert consultative support in a range of applications including plastics, metal forming, power generation, test and simulation. Moog FCS, a part of Moog’s Industrial Group, provides high performance flight simulation and testing systems to the aviation, aerospace and automotive markets including leading automotive manufacturers, aerospace manufacturers, testing labs and global automotive racing teams. We help performance-driven companies design and develop their next-generation machines. Moog’s Industrial Group, with fiscal year 2007 sales of $436 million and 33 locations worldwide, is part of Moog Inc. (NYSE:MOG.A and MOG.B ) which has sales of $1.558 billion. For more information please visit http://www.moog.com/industrial  or http://www.moog-fcs.com.