CLEARWATER, Fla.--June 28, 2006--BlastGard International (OTCBB:BLGA), the creator of blast mitigation products and services, is pleased to announce a new product for Homeland Security. The Pipe-Bomb Mitigator (PBM) is made up of a ring and blanket system that can be rapidly placed, by one person, over any small IED, such as a pipe bomb, grenade, cluster bomblet or 1lb TNT bare charge. The device is designed to defeat a 1/2 pound smokeless powder pipe bomb, the "classic" North American IED threat. The product has been designed to be used by one person and will easily fit in the trunk of a police car, EMT, SWAT, etc., for immediate access by the First Responder to any suspect device scene. The 3" thick BlastWrap lining (the inner wall of the cylinder) has been designed to dramatically reduce the blast pressure and the thermal output of steel pipe bombs.
James Gordon, CEO of BlastGard, said, "We are really excited to be introducing this product to Homeland Security, which is responsible for assessing the vulnerabilities of the nation's critical infrastructure and takes the lead in evaluating these vulnerabilities and coordinating with other federal, state, local, and private entities to ensure the most effective response. This product is to be used by personnel at any location where a hand placed IED is likely to be found. The product can be rapidly placed by the First Responder over the IED to render the area safe while awaiting arrival of and action by the bomb squad. This product will contain all primary, horizontally-moving, lethal fragments from a 1/2 smokeless powder pipe bomb, dramatically reduce blast overpressures and thus reduce damage to people and property, and rapidly extinguish the fireball and eliminate burns or post-blast fires."
BlastGard International, Inc. creates, designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary blast mitigation materials and products that utilize this technology. The Company's patent-pending BlastWrap technology effectively mitigates blast effects and suppresses post-blast fires. Additional information on BlastGard can be found at www.blastgardintl.com.