e2v technologies ended 2005 with the announcement of three key contracts wins worth a total of £10.7 M for its sensors and electronic tubes businesses. The largest contract, worth £6.1 M, is to supply vital defense electronic subsystems, utilizing the company's electronic tube technology, to the UK Ministry of Defence. Delivery is required within a six-month timescale, with opportunities for further orders from future contract phases.

The company also won a £1.5 M contract to supply sensors for the second tranche of the Eurofighter-Typhoon missile approach warning system. The order came via EADS Deutschland and follows e2v's successful completion of the program's first tranche. The company's third contract win is worth £3.1 M and covers the ongoing supply of marine radar electronic tubes and sensor components to Alphatron Electronic Parts BV. Headquartered in Holland, the company is a global distributor for e2v and supplies its marine products to the after-sales market through offices in every continent.