News Releases

Defenshield is proud to announce research partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

July 18th, 2017

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL – Defenshield Inc. is announcing its partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).  This partnership includes research and development of new bullet, blast and fragment resistant materials and systems.  The combination of ERAU’s depth as a preeminent research university and Defenshield’s leadership in the commercialization of protective equipment across Military, Agency, Aviation, Nuclear and International customers means the Security professionals and VIP’s in harm’s way will now have access to the newest, most innovative economical solutions possible.  Utilizing Defenshield’s current relationship with virtually every US Federal Agency, ERAU and Defenshield are confident that the relationship will create new opportunities for both institutions in areas of commercialization and grant awards.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. The nonprofit, independent institution offers more than 75 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence.  The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.

Defenshield is a veteran-owned, SBA-certified small business, specializing in the engineering and development of the most capable NIJ and US Department of State certified bullet, blast, and fragment resistant equipment and furniture in the global market.

Uses include entry control and access points, active shooter prevention and interdiction, hostage negotiations, personnel protection, diplomatic and VIP security, over-watch positions and the immediate establishment of security checkpoints whenever and wherever a higher level of personal protection is necessary.

Current customers include all four branches of the DoD, Department of State, nuclear plant operators, all 50 State National Guard Enterprises, the NYPD, the headquarters of ten different Federal agencies including the Pentagon, DHS, the Mint, the NSA, and DOE. Units are located at embassies, consulates, airports from coast-to-coast, nuclear plants around the world, and military bases globally.   Non-Federal users include law enforcement and private sector customers to meet all anti-terror, force protection, and physical security requirements.

Defenshield’s patented products are currently available through the GSA Schedule (07F-5660P) to all Federal, State and Municipal agencies. Non-governmental customers should contact Defenshield directly.

Defenshield Product information, customer list, testimonials, ballistic data, photographs and video footage are available online at: www.defenshield.com and https://www.facebook.com/Defenshield/

For information on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University visit www.embryriddle.edu, or facebook.com/EmbryRiddleUniversity.

Defenshield Awarded National Stock Numbers For Its Most Popular Lifesaving Products

July 10th, 2017

Today, Defenshield Inc. is announcing the award of National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) for its line of rifle rated ballistic shields.  These shields are capable of stopping rounds from some of the most sophisticated and long-range sniper and assault weapons deployed.  The level of protection provided is certified by the US State Department, The National Institute of Justice and HP White Lab for protection from Bullet, Blast and Fragmentation from .17 caliber fragments to 30-06 Armor Piercing to 50 caliber fragments travelling at over 4,000 Feet per Second (over 2,700 Miles per Hour).  This special designation will allow Federal, State, Local and International customers ask for, and receive the products they need to protect their security professionals in harm’s way.  This method of purchase is expedited by the Department of Defense’s Logistics Command and is utilized by all four branches of the DoD, Federal agencies and friendly Foreign Military agencies.

MDFP / SafePoint

 Part #: NS-192-36
NSN: 8470-01-664-8648

 Part #: NS-182-36
NSN: 8470-01-664-8899

 
Barrier Cap

 Part #: NS-BCC-190-24-FP
NSN: 8470-01-664-8649

 

Defenshield announces partnership with Executive Wood Products

April 4th, 2017

Defenshield is proud to announce an alliance with Executive Wood Products, a Sullivan, Missouri based manufacturing company.  Defenshield is the exclusive marketing and sales organization for the company’s proprietary line of ballistic resistant panels, lecterns, podiums and indoor furnishings. Defenshield’s exclusive agreement offers our customers a new line of Ballistic Podiums, Lecterns and Furniture.  This addition is a tremendous asset and brings a new dimension to a catalog of over 175 different products for security professionals.  These furniture grade ballistic lecterns and podiums are already in use around the country with a variety of customers.  Defenshield is looking forward to introducing these world class products to our extensive customer base.

Click on the link below to see Defenshield’s line of ballistically rated furniture.

https://defenshield.com/products/furniture/

Executive Wood Products has earned distinction as the largest single supplier of lecterns and podiums to the United States Government and was established by Founder and CEO Paul Alexander in 1982.

Defenshield is a veteran-owned, SBA-certified small business, specializing in the engineering and development of the most capable NIJ and US Department of State certified bullet, blast, and fragment resistant equipment and furniture in the global market.

Uses include entry control and access points, active shooter prevention and interdiction, hostage negotiations, personnel protection, diplomatic and VIP security, over-watch positions and the immediate establishment of security checkpoints whenever and wherever a higher level of personal protection is necessary.

Current customers include all four branches of the DoD, Department of State, nuclear plant operators, all 50 State National Guard Enterprises, the NYPD, the headquarters of ten different Federal agencies including the Pentagon, DHS, the Mint, the NSA, and DOE. Units are located at embassies, consulates, airports from coast-to-coast, nuclear plants around the world, and military bases globally.   Non-Federal users include law enforcement and private sector customers to meet all anti-terror, force protection, and physical security requirements.

Defenshield’s patented products are currently available through the GSA Schedule (07F-5660P) to all Federal, State and Municipal agencies. Non-governmental customers should contact Defenshield directly.

Product information, customer list, testimonials, ballistic data, photographs and video footage are available online at: www.defenshield.com and https://www.facebook.com/Defenshield/

Contact info@defenshield.com

Defenshield Staff Completes Antiterrorism/Force Protection Training

October 4th, 2016

Defenshield is proud to announce its staff has completed Antiterrorism Awareness Training for 2016. The purpose of this training is to increase awareness of terrorism and to improve the ability of applying personal protective measures for a variety of circumstances. Objectives of the course included understanding terrorist threats, how to employ situation-based measures to lower vulnerabilities, and to recognize proper responses to threat actions.

Completion of this training fulfills the company’s annual antiterrorism requirements per DoD Instruction 2000.16 and ensures our staff stays up to date with the latest guidance in supporting and protecting our end users.

Defenshield continues to maintain staff members who completed advanced level Antiterrorism courses to better support the needs and requirements of our customers.

Defenshield Welcomes Former Florida Assistant Adjutant General To the Defenshield Team

September 1st, 2016

Perry Hagaman joined Defenshield in September of 2016 as the Program Manager – National Guard and Law Enforcement, a role in which he is responsible for overseeing all actions and sales to the Army National Guard and individual state law enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining the Defenshield team, Perry was the Assistant Adjutant General for the Florida National Guard where he had primary directional oversight responsibility for both the state and federal missions for approximately 10,000 Army Soldiers from 5 Major Commands.  Perry served in a variety of key military command and staff positions including Chief of Staff, Troop Command Commander, State Army Aviation Officer, Chief of Aviation Training, and State Safety Officer.  Perry is Master Army Aviator and Instructor Pilot with more than 4,500 flight hours in a wide range of military and civilian aircraft. Perry also serves as a reserve deputy sheriff where he provides safety, tactics and weapon expertise across the law enforcement spectrum.

Perry is a graduate of Embry Riddle University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics and the Army War College with a Master’s in Strategic Studies.  His military awards and decorations highlights include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal.

Defenshield is a veteran-owned, SBA-certified small business, specializing in the engineering and development of the most capable NIJ and US Department of State certified bullet, blast, and fragment resistant equipment and furniture in the global market.

Uses include entry control and access points, active shooter prevention and interdiction, hostage negotiations, personnel protection, diplomatic and VIP security, over-watch positions and the immediate establishment of security checkpoints whenever and wherever a higher level of personal protection is necessary.

Current customers include all four branches of the DoD, Department of State, nuclear plant operators, all 50 State National Guard Enterprises, the NYPD, the headquarters of ten different Federal agencies including the Pentagon, DHS, the Mint, the NSA, and DOE. Units are located at embassies, consulates, airports from coast-to-coast, nuclear plants around the world, and military bases globally.   Non-Federal users include law enforcement and private sector customers to meet all anti-terror, force protection, and physical security requirements.

Defenshield’s patented products are currently available through the GSA Schedule (07F-5660P) to all Federal, State and Municipal agencies. Non-governmental customers should contact Defenshield directly.

Product information, customer list, testimonials, ballistic data, photographs and video footage are available online at: www.defenshield.com and https://www.facebook.com/Defenshield/

Defenshield Mobile Fighting Positions are saving lives in Iraq

September 13th, 2015

The II Marine Expeditionary Force has ordered additional DS-181-P mobile fighting positions for use during the upcoming Iraqi National Elections and Referendum. Similar units were deployed during the first Iraqi Government Elections in January.

“The Defenshield Mobile Fighting Positions (DS-181-P) are uniquely constructed to provide the protection Marines and Soldiers need in vulnerable locations, while providing excellent visibility of approaching gunmen. These Mobile Fighting Positions have already proven their ability to stop small arms fire while allowing personnel concealed behind them to engage enemy combatants, from a secure position, and eliminate the enemy threat. These items have saved the lives of several Marines that have been fired upon in this part of Iraq.” said Assistant Chief of Staff of Logistics, D.C. Hales, in a request for expedited shipment of the order.

Through a contract valued in excess of $450,000, Defenshield is providing a superior level of protection to US and Iraqi security forces, as well as the Iraqi public. These partitions, similar to other Defenshield units deployed by the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and civilian agencies provide the highest level of protection in a mobile, stand-alone device.

Defenshield announces strong fourth quarter growth for 2014

December 17th, 2014

As the year comes to a close Defenshield continues to expand its customer base and generate new products. Following the relocation of the corporate offices to St. Augustine Florida, the company is experiencing the most active end of year to date. Collins White, President of Defenshield, remarked that “Defenshield currently has more projects in process than ever before, resulting in one of the best quarters in company history.”

Program Managers have excelled in meeting their goals in current markets and set the groundwork for a strong start in 2015. Defenshield also currently has several custom orders in production expanding the versatility of its product line. As the company expands into new markets, business is projected to grow steadily in the coming years. Things look bright for the Sunshine State based Defenshield.

Included is a list of current major customers.

Duke Energy – Harris Nuclear Plant
State Dept. Colorado
Naval Base Guantanamo Bay
Delaware State Police
Hawaii Sheriff’s Division
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
Fredericksburg Police Department
SpaceX
Fort Wainwright
U.S. Department of State
Marine Corps Recruiting Depot San Diego
Carlisle Barracks
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
FBI Explosives Unit
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Calgary Police
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Lee County Sheriff’s Office
Ontario Power Generation
USAG Hawaii
Rock Island Arsenal
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Navy Strategic Weapons Facility

Defenshield announces move to St. Augustine, FL

April 25th, 2014

After an extensive search for the new corporate headquarters of Defenshield its founder and CEO, Collins White, has announced St. Augustine, Florida will be the new home of the company.

Defenshield’s decision came after evaluating a number of cities in the southeast over the past 18 months which included Wilmington, NC, Charleston, SC, Savanah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. St. Augustine’s business climate, less restrictive gun laws, and Florida’s climate were major factors in Defenshield’s decision.

“St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce was tremendously helpful in showing us the business benefits of their county, as well as their state, throughout the entire selection process”, said White. “The company is excited about this move and look forward to contributing to the continued success of commerce in Florida.”

Defenshield’s move to Florida is expected to take place over the next six to twelve months and will maintain an office of three to five employees in the Syracuse area until the transition is complete. The company is expecting to bring 15-20 jobs to St. Augustine.

We would like to give a special thanks to all of the support given from local businesses, government representation, and the communities both in New York and Florida during our transition.

Defenshield announces move to St. Johns County – St. Augustine Record

Defenshield announces the successful conclusion of lawsuit

February 19th, 2014

Defenshield, Inc. (“Defenshield”) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the lawsuit filed against First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc. and D-Back Holdings, Inc. for infringement of Defenshield’s U.S. Patent No 7,849,781 covering its Mobile Defensive Fighting Position (MDFP).

In a judgment issued on January 8, 2014, the Hon. Glenn T. Suddaby of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York ordered that:

First Choice Armor & Equipment, Inc. and D-Back Acquisition Co., their officers, agents, servants, employees, and attorneys, and all persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual notice of this judgment by personal service or otherwise, are permanently restrained and enjoined from making, having made, selling, offering for sale, distributing, using, or importing into the United States products that infringe U.S. Patent No 7,849,781, including Defendants’ product referred to the “Rolling Bunker,” until the expiration of U.S. Patent No. 7,849,781

Defenshield’s MDFP is designed to provide troops in hostile environments and entry control points with an area of maximum safety and full visibility. Collins White, President of Defenshield, remarked that “this is a significant victory for Defenshield and affirms that Defenshield is the leader in the design of innovative ballistic protection solutions.”

Defenshield was founded in 2002 in response to the need to protect security personnel in airports after September 11, 2001. The ballistic shield produced to meet this need was the MDFP. Since then, Defenshield MDFP’s have been deployed around the world and are saving the lives of a diverse range of customers including the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Naval Observatory, in courthouses, at military bases, on ships, and at nuclear facilities.

U.S. Department of State responds to terrorist threats with purchase of Defenshield products.

September 20th, 2013

U.S. Department of State responds to terrorist threats with purchase of Defenshield products.

Adding to equipment already in place at embassies in Greece, Afghanistan, and Kuwait, the US Department of State has just purchased Defenshield ballistic equipment worth several hundred thousand dollars for the protection of diplomats and assets in what is potentially the most dangerous place on earth.

Defenshield products are already in use by the DoD at the Pentagon and over 100 bases and posts globally. Defenshield products are also used by the Departments of Justice, Homeland Security, Treasury, Mint, Secret Service, Marshalls Service, State Local and Municipal Law Enforcement as well as civilian use with multiple customers in the Space Exploration and Nuclear industry. Global outreach has resulted in the deployment of Defenshield ballistic products to dozens of countries, with the US military alone reporting that scores of lives have been saved.

Defenshield SafePoint units deployed at the US Pentagon were instrumental in saving the lives of Jeffrey Amos and Marvin Carraway when they were attacked by a gunman at the Entry Control Point to the Pentagon in April of 2010.

Defenshield is proud to serve the US Department of State and is looking forward to protecting US interests, assets, and personnel around the world.

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The Defenshield product line is available to U.S. Federal agencies through GSA Advantage (GS-07F-5660-P) and to state, local and municipal law enforcement under the Cooperative Purchasing Program.