MDFPs Deploy to Turkey and Greece; Defenshield President Returns to Iraq
October 2nd, 2009
U.S. Air Base at Incirlik, Turkey has issued an order for 14 Defenshield Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFPs) to be used at entry control points throughout the base. Units will be fitted with Bridgeport accessories to allow the MDFPs to be used in conjoined pairs, providing greater protection and visibility for checkpoint and overwatch personnel. Delivery is expected in November.
“Each military base has unique protection requirements,” said Collins White, President of Defenshield. “The Defenshield MDFP line has a variety of accessories to meet the individual needs of our customers.”
MDFPs are deployed globally at military bases and police departments throughout the United States, Mexico and the U.K. The Mexican Federal Police have purchased 4 units for use in drug interdiction programs along the U.S. border. The U.S. Consulate in Greece also recently installed an MDFP at their location in Thessaloniki. Over 900 MDFPs are deployed in the Middle Eastern Region in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and now Turkey.
Mr. White will return to Iraq later this month after meetings earlier in the year with several Iraqi ministers regarding the equipment needs of the Iraqi Army as it establishes its own public security infrastructure. Meetings were held in June with Raid Fahmi Jahid – Minister of Science and Technology, Fawzi Hariri – Minister of Industry and Minerals, and Dr. Sami Al-Araji – Chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission to discuss the feasibility of establishing assembly facilities in Iraq for Defenshield product lines. Conversations will continue in mid-October when White returns to meet with additional security organizations and industry representatives.