Defenshield Anti-Piracy Equipment Appears on CNN

October 30th, 2009

Defenshield’s bullet and blast resistant Rail Cap appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” this week in a segment on ships fighting back against piracy. A video of the show is currently available on CNN’s website at http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/10/28/todd.piracy.countermeasures.cnn.

With the recent hijacking of ships off the coast of Somalia, particularly the British couple apparently kidnapped from their yacht and still being held hostage, the problem of piracy has become more prevalent and visible, and shipping companies and operators are fighting back.

Defenshield is working with International Maritime Security Network (IMSN) to share product knowledge and expertise to protect commercial ships from a variety of threats, primarily in an anti-piracy capacity. The Defenshield Rail Cap is an engineered ballistic solution that can be used in a variety of situations where protection from a range of small arms, up to RPG weaponry, is necessary aboard shipping vessels. It is part of IMSN’s “Triton Shield Anti-Piracy System” which encompasses Defenshield’s Rail Cap as well as IMSN’s training, water system, and security team, and cameras produced by EyeOn Security Systems.

Defenshield is a global supplier of engineered glass and armor ballistic solutions. Its products are widely used in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as at entry control points on military posts throughout the United States and the world.

International Maritime Security Network’s mission is to detect, deter and defend against maritime threats worldwide. IMSN training prepares clients to efficiently detect and intelligently evaluate potential threats, and imparts the practical knowledge, tactical capability and invaluable sense of responsibility to provide for smarter security, secure clients and safer seas. For more information, visit www.imsn.us or call (724) 356-4676.

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