Defenshield MDFPs save lives in Iraq
July 31st, 2006
Since January 2005 over 300 Defenshield Mobile Defensive Fighting Positions (MDFPs) have been deployed in Iraq to protect US and Iraqi security forces during national elections and day-to-day security operations.
Word has spread that these devices are saving lives and providing a valuable tactical advantage to Allied Forces. Recently, the first photographs from Iraq arrived, showing a DS192 unit that protected a US Marine that was fired upon by insurgents in alFallujah.
The Marine is alive, unharmed and fired back at the attacker, effectively ending the confrontation. “The Defenshield Mobile Fighting Positions 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, referring to additional incidents of Defenshield units being effectively used in combat. Defenshield units are providing a superior level of protection to US and Iraqi security forces. 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, standalone device.