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 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 patent infringement 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.
Defenshield announces partnership with Peak Beam Systems, Inc
August 14th, 2013
Defenshield is proud to announce its new partnership with Peak Beam Systems, Inc.
Peak Beam Systems, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-intensity illumination devices for military and security applications. Peak Beam’s flagship product, the Maxa Beam Searchlight, has been tested and fielded by U.S. military and federal agencies for over twenty-four years and continues to be the most powerful handheld searchlight available in the world.
“We are thrilled to provide our customers with Peak Beam Systems’ impressive line of searchlights,” said Jordan Settle, Vice President of Operations of Defenshield. “The Maxa Beam Searchlight is second to none and will be integrated into our entire product line.”
Defenshield has incorporated the Best Handheld Searchlight in the World – MAXA BEAM – to its continuously expanding product line. The Maxa Beam Searchlight has several characteristics that set it apart from the competition, including an unparalleled 12,000,000 CandlePower output, motorized beam width adjustment, state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries, and a variety of infrared and beam shape filtering options. The Maxa Beam also features a strobe function that is used as a non-lethal weapon by military, law enforcement, and security personnel to disorient and disrupt a target’s vision without causing any permanent damage. The Maxa Beam Searchlight has been integrated into Defenshield’s patented Mobile Defensive Fighting Position (MDFP), Safe Point, STEGO Modular Armor, Fox Hole, and Barrier Cap systems and is currently available through GSA.
Feel free to contact any Defenshield Program Manager for more information on the Maxa Beam Searchlight.
Defenshield Announces Deployment of its MDFPs
March 1st, 2013
Defenshield announces the deployment of its MDFPs, custom designed defensive positions, .50 caliber ballistic resistant window system and Ballistic Resistant Enclosure Window Shields (BREWS) in seven more power generation facilities in the Northeast. These products were specifically designed to meet all engineering specifications designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and each facility management company. Defenshield’s expertise in facility force protection assessments and custom designed ballistic resistant solutions have resulted in our energy sales market becoming one of larger customers in recent years.
Defenshield Showcases Latest Product Development
October 1st, 2012
Defenshield showcased it latest product development project at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington DC. The STEGO® Modular Armor System demonstration was a huge success with members of the United States force protection community and foreign customers.
Created in collaboration with the U.S. Armed Forces, the STEGO Modular Armor System was designed to provide ballistic protection in constantly changing threat environments. STEGO enables security team members or fielded troops to create Tactical Operations Centers (TOC), safe houses, bunkers and other positions that are protected against rifle rounds up to NIJ Level IV 30-06 AP.
STEGO is a self-supporting, modular armor system built using a variety of blocks which are connected using attached detent pins. The system’s built-in framework design enables the user to assemble the desired configuration in minutes providing instant protection with the placement of the first block.
Defenshield Announces Completion of Ballistics Work Station
September 3rd, 2012
Defenshield announces the completion of installation of one of our custom ballistics work stations installed for the United States Mint in Washington, DC. This ballistic work station was designed by Defenshield’s engineering staff and Mint physical security personnel to ensure their guards were provided the proper level of protection at their security station. Defenshield’s powdering coating process, known as Camography™, was applied to this product to ensure it would blend in with its surround and protect the unit from any rust, fading, or any other environmental concerns. Our Camography process is used on ballistic systems for both interior and exterior applications.
Defenshield utilizes its staff of engineers and certified Antiterrorism Officers to provided customized ballistic solutions to protected Officers and Security teams in Federal Buildings and Federal Agencies throughout the world.
Defenshield Announces Largest Asian Distributor
March 1st, 2012
Defenshield is proud to announce our largest Asian distributor has placed an order for over 320 products from our product line, including 100 MDFPs. This order incorporated four specially designed accessories to include a MDFP ballistic awning providing overhead protection in a variety of configurations. The second largest order in our company’s history will be spread out over multiple critical infrastructures facilities to protect security personnel at Entrance Control Points (ECP) and over-watch positions.