Defenshield MDFP’s to protect Air Force Base Entry Control Points
September 30th, 2006
Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, home of Air University and the 42nd Air Base Wing, has requested Defenshield Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFP’s) to enhance overwatch security at various ECP’s on base. The DS-192 units, the highest level oDefenshield protection, deterrence and mobility, are scheduled for delivery in November.
This award places Defenshield MDFP’s at the forefront of security implementations at Air, Marine and Naval Bases throughout the United States and abroad. The Navy is also using the units to establish secure ECP’s at port in remote locations. The portability and ease of deployment and storage of the units make them ideal for setting up check points whenever and wherever needed.
The Defenshield MDFP units offer a level of protection that maximizes deterrence and minimizes the chances of attack by unauthorized personnel attempting to enter a secure area. Units are also currently deployed at entry control points in various cities in Iraq, especially in the Green Zone. These partitions, similar to other Defenshield units deployed by the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and private sector infrastructure facilities provide the highest level of protection in a mobile, stand-alone device.
The Defenshield product line is certified up to NIJ Level IV (30-06 armor piercing rounds), and meets the US State Department Standard 01.01 for resistance to both 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO rounds. “Defenshield units are currently saving lives, have been used in battle, and are an effective tool to harden entry control points and allow return fire from a place of security and safety.” said Collins White, President of Defenshield Inc.
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Products are available through the GSA Schedule to all federal agencies and state, local, and municipal law enforcement under the Justice Department 1122 program. Additional funding is available through the DHS Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP). The GSA Schedule also includes Defenshield’s replacement glazing package for the Cadillac/Gage Peacekeeper armored vehicle in use by many law enforcement agencies.