RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL) announced that the Company has been requested by the National Guard to participate in the Vigilant Guard 2008 Disaster Response Exercise in Beaufort, South Carolina from April 21st through April 24th . The Vigilant Guard event is designed to simulate the chaotic aftermath of an earthquake or terrorist attack and will include 50 specific missions designed to test emergency response, search and rescue, evacuation and distribution of goods capabilities. Cyberlux will deploy a team of its specialists to operate the BrightEye 4M Tower Illumination Systems and the BrightEye Dual Lighthead Tactical Illumination Systems to provide rapid set-up and "stadium-bright" lighting capability during the various exercises.
Over the last two years, Cyberlux has worked with select National Guard units and the National Guard Bureau to refine the capabilities of the Cyberlux portable visible and night-vision compatible illumination systems for general mission tactical lighting, disaster first response, force protection, maintenance lighting, expeditionary base protection and other rapidly deployable high-intensity lighting applications. Participation in the Vigilant Guard 2008 event, along with over 2,000 National Guardsmen from 11 states, is a continuation of the customer/manufacturer solutions-oriented relationship Cyberlux has developed with the National Guard.
In December, the National Guard Bureau ordered BrightEye Dual Lighthead Illumination Systems as a tactical lighting solution for the 17 CERFP (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package) teams that stand ready across the U.S. for emergency response deployment. The CERFP teams are composed of four mission elements - search and extraction, decontamination, medical, and command and control - and staffed by personnel from already established National Guard units. The 17 CERFP teams are aligned with the 10 FEMA regions and mobilize when an incident occurs within a team's response area.
"We are particularly honored by the National Guard's request to participate in the Vigilant Guard 2008 event and look forward to demonstrating the level of lighting capability and field performance our BrightEye Portable Illumination Systems will provide to this important National Guard training exercise," said Mark Schmidt , president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux. "With the BrightEye already deployed to CERFP teams, we anticipate ongoing BrightEye needs within the National Guard, and the Vigilant Guard exercise will further demonstrate the unparalleled tactical lighting capability of our products. Over the last year, we have made important progress with our Military and Homeland Security customers, including the U. S. Air Force and National Guard, and the Vigilant Guard demonstration is the next step in having our BrightEye tactical lighting solutions deployed within the broader scope of National Guard operations."
The National Guard provides each State with units trained and equipped to protect life and property, and provides the Nation with units trained, equipped and ready to defend the United States and its interests around the world. As training events like Vigilant Guard 2008 will confirm, the National Guard requires rapidly deployable portable covert and visible lighting systems for disaster response preparedness, homeland defense operations, border patrol support and global military deployments.