More Defenshield MDFP’s on their way to support US Marines in Iraq
September 13th, 2006
In a contract award valued in excess of $1.3 million, I Marine Expeditionary Force has requested additional DS-192 Mobile Defensive Fighting positions (MDFP) to support operations in Iraq.
This award brings the total of MDFPs protecting and US and Iraqi security forces deployed in Iraq to over 400 units. Deliveries will begin in November and include the ATV mobility option developed especially for use on unimproved and rough surfaces.
The Defenshield MDFP units are currently deployed at entry control points in various cities in Iraq, especially in the Green Zone.
The Defenshield product line is certified to NIJ Level III (assault rifles), NIJ Level IV (30-06 armour piercing), and is certified by the US State Department to Standard 01.01 for resistance to both 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO rounds.
“The more effectively our troops are protected, the faster they can complete their mission, stabilize Iraq and return home.” said Collins White, President of Defenshield. “The security provided by the MDFP’s allows our Soldiers and Marines to safely engage and defeat enemy forces.”