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Combating Terrorism with Commercial Technology: 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration
Date:4/23/2009

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 3,200 items of commercially available off-the-shelf equipment for combating terrorism will be displayed during the 2009 Force Protection Equipment Demonstration (FPED VII) at Stafford Regional Airport, Stafford, VA, and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA, during May 19-21.

Uniformed and civilian members of the Department of Defense, personnel with physical security responsibilities in other federal departments and agencies, state and local law enforcement officers and other first-responders, and corrections agency personnel are invited to attend FPED VII. All attendees must register. Online registration is available at: http://www.fped7.org

Equipment displays for the event will be presented in 600 exhibits at the airport, while equipment protective capabilities, and survivability when hit by live fire and high explosives, will be observed by attendees at ordnance ranges on the base at Quantico. Items presented at the demonstration have been designed to reduce vulnerabilities to many types of terrorist threats, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and to enhance the overall security of U.S. and allied personnel, infrastructure and equipment -- both in combat operations and homeland security. The IED defeat equipment and systems will be among hundreds of other threat defeat/reduction items from within 20 equipment categories presented at FPED VII. All items demonstrated must be available for procurement and testing within 90 days of the event.

Attendees can expect to see ground robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, seismic and infrared sensors, K-9 demonstrations, night-vision equipment, and a broad spectrum of other products for use in combating terrorism through enhanced force protection.

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