News Releases

Defenshield Invited to Exhibit Products at European Union’s Airpol Plenary Congress

October 16th, 2019

Defenshield Inc®, a veteran-owned, global leader in ballistic protective equipment and tactical solutions, is exhibiting its products at Airpol’s Plenary Congress in Lisbon, Portugal on October 16-17, 2019.

“It is an honor to showcase our physical security solutions to European aviation police and border guard units at the AIRPOL Plenary Congress,” said Collins White, President, Defenshield.  “We have extensive experience partnering with over 10 United States airport law enforcement agencies and look forward to sharing our work with their European counterparts.”

“Just like American airports, European ones must balance defending against threats like terrorism and active shooters with also being a welcoming, public space,” said Brooks Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Defenshield. “Our products and expertise enable airports to provide their officers with protection to keep them and the public safe while not looking fortified or out of place.”

Airpol was founded in 2011 by the European Commission to meet the need of coordinating law enforcement units at European airports. Its mission is to enhance security at European Union airports and civil aviation.

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.

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/

Defenshield Releases First Case Study on Airport Security

September 9th, 2019

Defenshield Inc®, a veteran-owned, global leader in ballistic protective equipment and tactical solutions, today released its airport security case study on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s procurement of Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions®/SafePoint® ballistic shield systems in 2018.

“Airports require balancing a unique mix of security and business requirements to produce a safe and successful facility,” said Brooks Thomas, Senior Program Manager, Defenshield. “I was thrilled to partner with the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, which runs some of the busiest airports in the world, to enhance their physical security in an aesthetically pleasing manner.”

“As a partner to U.S. military, federal agencies, law enforcement and critical infrastructure customers, Defenshield is in a unique position to share anti-terror, force protection (AT/FP) physical security best practices across industries and markets,” said Collins White, President, Defenshield. “Case studies like this one on airport security will be published to inform and support AT/FP efforts around the country and world.”

Defenshield’s case studies will be regularly released on its website with this first one available via the following link:
https://defenshield.com/airport-case-study/.

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.

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/

Defenshield Announces Pro-Constitutional Measures for Defenshield Employees

August 27th, 2019

As an immediate rebuttal to the anti-gun initiatives of several leftist billionaires and schoolchildren, the CEO of Defenshield Inc, Collins White, (www.defenshield.com) a preeminent designer, manufacturer, and seller of armor systems to the US Military, Federal agencies, the nuclear industry, airports and courthouses has announced the following pro-constitutional measures for all Defenshield employees. 

  1. Every day is “Bring a gun to work” day.
  2. 1-year membership in the NRA.
  3. Lifetime membership to Gun Owners of America.
  4. Free FFL firearms transfers.
  5. Pay for firearms training.
  6. Pay for any permits that allow you to own or carry a firearm.
  7. Pay entry fees to any firearms competition
  8. Pay entry fees to any gun show
  9. Match contributions to NRA, GOA, USA (Olympic) Shooting, 4H shooting, Scouting shooting programs.
  10. $100 annual match toward firearms range or club membership.
  11. $20 for every pair of jeans you buy that aren’t Levi’s

White states: “The attack on the constitution by elite left-wing billionaires cannot be tolerated.  I left New York when the so-called safe act made many of my guns, accessories and magazines illegal.  I’ve relocated to Florida where the environment for business and the freedoms granted by the constitution is not under such a rabid assault.  I invite all corporate leaders to stand with me in upholding the constitution, and to invest in the future of America”

White, an 11-year USAF vet, CEO and founder of Defenshield, is the holder of over 20 patents for armor systems.  He is also a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder, Class 10, which allows the manufacture, sale and export of firearms to include automatic weapons, silencers, and armor piercing ammunition. 

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 Mobile Defensive Fighting Position (MDFP). Since then, Defenshield’s products have been deployed around the world and are saving the lives of a diverse range of customers.

Defenshield designs and produces a range of custom armor and transparent armor solutions including Barrier Caps, SafePoint Mobile Security Stations, PointMan Riot Shields, Podiums, SafeDesk armor for courthouses. Custom engineered solutions to specific needs are also available.

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 Releases 2018 Company Highlights

April 3rd, 2019

ST AUGUSTINE, FL — Defenshield this week released 2018 highlights in anticipation for its 2019 annual shareholders conference.

“I could not be more thrilled about Defenshield’s growth and support to customers around the world this past year,” said Defenshield President Collins White. “We have the best team in the business and take immense pride in how we partner to protect those who are protecting others. Our Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions or mobile ballistic shields, partitions, Pointman Riot Shields and custom equipment were all in high demand as law enforcement and force protection personnel continue to face unprecedented threats in today’s world.”

Specific 2018 highlights include:

Department of Defense

The Pentagon and several DoD agencies contracted with Defenshield to meet their force protection needs. The Pentagon and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency both respectively selected Defenshield to design, manufacture and install custom ballistic partitions and other key work at critical entry control points. In addition, an intelligence agency acquired over 15 Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions for use at multiple locations.

Recognizing sustained National Stock Number demand, the Defense Logistics Agency purchased over 10 MDFPs which were placed in stock for quick deployment in response to future orders.

U.S. Army

Four major Army installations conducted their independent analysis of their Entry Control Point (ECP) protective measures and acquired a total of 80 Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions for overall effectiveness, durability, and maintainability across a wide spectrum of operating environments.  

National Guard

Defenshield continues to be a key partner with the National Guard. The Florida National Guard procured over 15 MDFPs for use at stand-alone locations. In addition, Defenshield engaged with National Guard personnel at over six state conferences plus the National Guard Association of the United States Annual Conference.

U.S. Air Force

Several USAF installations in the United States and Europe acquired over 25 MDFPs for use at ECPs. In addition, heaters were purchased by one installation in a follow-on acquisition to enhance the MDFP’s capabilities and support airmen in fighting the elements.

U.S. Navy

On the west coast, almost twenty MDFPs were purchased and deployed at installations across the region. Naval Station Portsmouth acquired MDFPs for use at their ECPs. The acquisitions were both made via National Stock Numbers, their first use by the Navy.

Transportation

MDFP purchases and deployments were made at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Portland International Airport with custom ballistic equipment acquired by two nuclear plants.

Federal Agencies

The Department of Energy and Department of State (DoS) purchased barrier caps and MDFPs. The DoS acquisition was particularly noted as the MDFPs will be utilized for embassy force protection at high threat locations.

Law Enforcement

The New York City Police Department acquired nearly 100 Pointman Riot Shields, to add to over 1,000 already in use. While in Georgia the Newton County Sheriff’s purchased several MDFPs for courthouse security.

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

Defenshield Attends National Guard Bureau FY20 Modernization Equipping Requirements Conference

March 25th, 2019

ST AUGUSTINE, FL — Defenshield’s Senior Program Manager for the National Guard, Perry Hagaman, will be hosting a booth the NGB FY20 Modernization Equipping Requirements Conference beginning on 25 March 2019.

“I am excited to showcase our ballistic protective equipment to the National Guard community,” said Perry, a retired Colonel from the Florida Army National Guard. “We are proud to be the Guard’s partner in Anti-terror/force protection and look forward to expanding our relationship in the coming years.”

Defenshield’s Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions, Safe Benches, Ballistic Glass Partitions and other ballistic protective equipment are currently in use across the Air and Army National Guard.

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. 

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.

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/

Defenshield Welcomes Troy Harding to its Growing Team

March 12th, 2019

ST AUGUSTINE, FL — Defenshield, Inc. is proud to introduce Troy Harding as its newest Program Manager – Corrections, where he will be responsible for all actions, support, and sales to Federal, State, and Local/Municipal correctional facilities.

Troy brings substantial knowledge and experience in this important component of our criminal justice system. Prior to joining Defenshield, Troy worked his way through the ranks with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and retired as a Captain after 26 years of service. During his career, Troy served as an adjunct instructor at the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Training Academy in both basic and advanced defensive tactics and was a member of the Hostage Negotiation Team as well as CERT.

“Troy brings an incredible understanding of what corrections officers face every day in the line of duty,” said Defenshield President Collins White. “We look forward to Troy leading the charge and ensuring correction officers at all levels have the tools and resources they need to do their job safely.”

“From soft, static targets like the lobbies of correctional facilities to dynamic situations which require hardened mobile check-points, today’s correction environment demands a variety of tailored solutions.” said Harding. “Defenshield is world-renowned for their ballistic protective equipment, and I am excited to help bring my corrections brothers and sisters and Defenshield together.”

In addition to his correctional career, Troy served in the United States Navy with two deployments to the Middle East where his ship was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for Convoy escort operations through the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf War Zone during Operation Earnest Will.

During his free time Troy enjoys community service, boating and restoring and driving classic British vehicles and most importantly spending time with his wife Sue and 2 daughters.

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.

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 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 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/

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