The second quarter results reflected the initial benefit of the cost-savings measures introduced in January, 2006. With a strong backlog in our electronic counter measures business and a lower operating cost structure, we now have enough visibility to project an even stronger third quarter as well as a net profit for the fiscal year overall.
We are pleased to be able to report that the operating loss in the first quarter narrowed significantly over the previous quarter. This reflects a reduction in selling and administrative expenses due to cost savings measures that we have implemented since the fiscal year began. With further cost-savings still to take effect and with a significant increase in new order intake since Dec. 31, we foresee much stronger operating results for the balance of 2006.
We intend to achieve the full amount of savings in the original plan and we continue to look for further economies as we work to restore profitability through lower costs and increased revenues. We expect to be able to provide an update on our progress in the very near future.