U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force orders Defenshield DS-192 MDFPs

Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Defenshield Inc. received an initial delivery order from the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) for 50 Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFP’s) as part of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued in excess of $6 million USD. While terms of the agreement were not released, the order secures fixed pricing for over 500 MDFP units through December 31, 2007. The initial phase is scheduled for delivery in March.

This award places Defenshield MDFP’s at the forefront of security implementations for all four branches of the US Military throughout the United States and abroad, increasing mission capability while reducing risk to Soldiers and others. The portability and ease of deployment and storage of the units make them ideal for establishing secure entry control points (ECP’s) whenever and wherever needed.

The units requested are similar to other Defenshield units deployed by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, DoJ, DHS, the DoD and private sector infrastructure facilities, and provide the highest level of protection in a mobile, stand-alone device. Defenshield MDFP’s provide a level of protection that maximizes deterrence and minimizes the chances of attack by unauthorized personnel attempting to enter a secure area. Units are currently deployed and are credited with saving lives at ECP’s in various cities in Iraq, especially in the Green Zone. They will also be on exhibition at the U.S. Army’s Winter Symposium, March 7-9, 2007 at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL, booth #440.

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