SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

January 30, 2006 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International Schedules Meeting With Major Manufacturer of Ballistic Composite

HMSG Adds Weapons Expert to Ballistics Division

DEL MAR, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2006 -- Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, CEO of Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (OTC: HMSG), announced today that the company has scheduled meetings this week with two manufacturers of ballistic capable compounds to discuss partnerships, joint ventures and the availability of raw materials.

The company has recently been contacted by a major manufacturer of raw material needed to continue development of lighter weight armor. "We are at a point in our testing where we have proven we can stop bullets to meet NIJ Level IIIA standards. We have recently been contacted by a company with the technical data showing their material can stop Level IV (which means 7.62mm ammunition). Our goal is to marry the technologies needed to produce the first lightweight level IV prototype vest. Included in this vest will be the material we have been working on that also reduces blunt force trauma," commented Colonel Powers. "We have to be sure that the raw materials needed for production are available to us in sufficient quantity to allow us to produce various models for examination by the military and law enforcement. We are confident that we have found such a partner."

The company also announced today that they have added another team member to the Ballistics Division. Paul D. Burr is a former US Army Ranger and well regarded weapons expert. He has agreed to join the Ballistics Division and assist with the quantifying of test results.

"I strongly believe in what this company is attempting to accomplish," stated Burr. "As the enemy gets smarter and continues to use improvised explosive devices against our troops, it is imperative that we develop lighter weight, more effective armor to protect them. I think HMSG is on the right track and am proud to be on board to continue the mission of helping to bring our troops home safely."

HMSG expressed they are placing increased emphasis on the ballistics division in order to focus on lightweight armor. "Our desire is to improve ballistic protection not only for personnel, but to also improve security for wheeled vehicles and light armored vehicles alike. We have said it before ... We won't rest until we are sure we can produce a product that will help reduce the risk to our troops caused by hostile fire," added Powers.

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard establishes minimum performance requirements and test methods for the ballistic resistance of personal body armor designed to protect the torso against gunfire. The standard is limited to ballistic resistance only and does not address resistance from knives or other sharply pointed objects. It reviews NIJ body armor classifications, details requirements (i.e., acceptance criteria, workmanship, armor backing material, and so forth), and discusses test methods (i.e., velocity measurement equipment, wet conditioning, test preparation, and so forth). Level IIIA armor is designed to protect against 9mm Full metal jacketed round nose bullets up to and including 44magnum hand gun rounds. Level III (Rifle) is designed to protect against high velocity rifle rounds up to and including 7.62mm Full Metal Jacketed bullets.


About Homeland Security Group International

Homeland Security Group International (OTC: HMSG) is a technology-based corporation based in north county San Diego. HMSG's mission is the development and commercialization of technology focused on providing increased security for both civilian and military personnel throughout the world. Under the leadership of Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, USMC (Retired), HMSG has assembled a portfolio of technology and services through alliances with established defense-related companies and through internal development that is being brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The Company also has an alliance with Recon Mountaineer, LLC (an Oceanside, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces). The company has partnered with leading security firms to design and market surveillance systems for homeland defense security applications.

This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's plans to change and are in no way intended to guarantee that the company will be successful in executing its plans. HMSG's common stock currently trades on the over-the-counter "Pink Sheets" under the symbol "HMSG." This press release in no way constitutes any recommendation regarding the securities of HMSG or its affiliates. Any person reading this press release is advised that this release should be considered in light of all facts and circumstances regarding the business and financial condition and prospects of HMSG, and no inference is made that this release contains all such information.

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