Defenshield reaches 1,000 MDFP units deployed globally
October 6th, 2009
Defenshield announces the deployment of its 1,000th Mobile Defensive Fighting Position (MDFP) with an award for 20 units from U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Since the company’s inception in 2002, Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions have been its most requested armor solution product, deployed at military bases, police stations, embassies, consulates, and nuclear facilities around the world. The units are commonly used at entry control points to provide a higher level of protection for security and overwatch personnel. They are also widely used in combat areas as a ballistic enhancement to temporary sand-filled or construction material outposts. Their portability and exceptional field of vision creates the ideal armor solution for deterrence applications and defeating attempts at reconnaissance. Units are deployed with all four branches of the U.S. Military, at the Pentagon, the U.S. Naval Observatory, and throughout the Middle Eastern Region in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Turkey. They are also being used in drug interdiction programs in Mexico, and at high profile U.S. Consulates in Thessaloniki, Greece and Kabul, Afghanistan.
“We have received many letters from fielded troops thanking us for saving their lives and developing products that help them to feel protected during a security detail,” said Collins White, President of Defenshield. “Our goal is to keep providing that level of protection and bringing our soldiers home safely every day. We’re excited to reach the 1,000 mark and look forward to continued growth.”
The MDFP’s for Camp Lejeune will be fitted with ATV-style tires for added mobility on rough surfaces, as well as red-brick camography which will allow the units to blend in with the existing architecture and design of the base. Delivery is expected in December. A variety of accessories and options are available for the MDFP, allowing it to be customized for different applications and environmental situations.