SOURCE: American Defense Systems, Inc.

American Defense Systems, Inc.

March 02, 2010 08:00 ET

ADSI VIP Protective Shield Technology Adopted by Foreign Government Security Forces

HICKSVILLE, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - American Defense Systems, Inc. (ADSI) (AMEX: EAG), a provider of advanced transparent and opaque armor, architectural hardening and security products for Defense and Homeland Security, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, American Institute for Defense and Tactical Studies, has delivered six ADSI Foldable Transparent Ballistic Shields (FTBS) for use in dignitary protection and tactical operations by a foreign government.

The large and robust shields were designed to provide security forces with the immediate ability to augment security for VIPs and dignitaries during public events on stages and podiums, in hotel suites, and any other location where a transparent armor solution is required. For ease of use, the shields were designed to be collapsible in order to fit into aircraft and trucks for ease of transport. Unique accessories were created to support the shields, including protective cases, out-riggers, and armored battens that enable several shields to be fastened together to create a transparent ballistic wall.

"This sale to one of our nation's important allies is the outcome of new inroads we've been making into international sales, led by the director of our American Institute who has personally helped train foreign government security forces," said Anthony J. Piscitelli, CEO of American Defense Systems. "In this competitive arena of VIP protection and security, this adoption of our VIP shield technology by a major foreign government further demonstrates that our product line is world class and ready to be deployed anywhere around the globe."

ADSI's FTBS offers the same high level of quality and workmanship as the company's Portable Transparent Ballistic Shield (PTBS), which recently received a recommendation by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), along with the association's highest rating for design, quality and durability.

About the American Institute for Defense and Tactical Studies

The American Institute for Defense and Tactical Studies (AI) is a "Center of Excellence" designed to provide those who defend, serve and protect with the knowledge and skill sets needed to survive the dangers encountered domestically in the war on crime and the threats faced overseas in the global war on terror. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADSI, the institute offers courses and seminars taught by experts in the fields of counterterrorism, fundamentalist Islam and Middle Eastern mindset, dignitary protection, IED terrorist tradecraft, emergency tactical medicine, post suicide-bombing command and incident response, forensics, and hand-to-hand combat. The instruction is enhanced by the T2 Live-Fire Interactive Tactical Training System. T2 provides law enforcement, SWAT team members, tactical specialists and military operators with the opportunity to hone their firearms and combat skills -- with their own weapons and ammunition -- in conjunction with realistic video scenarios broadcast on a large life-like screen. For more information, visit www.aitactical.com.

About American Defense Systems, Inc.

ADSI offers advanced solutions in the design, fabrication, and installation of transparent and opaque armor, security doors, windows and curtain wall systems for use by military, law enforcement, homeland defense and corporate customers. ADSI engineers also specialize in developing innovative, functional and aesthetically pleasing security applications for the mobile and fixed infrastructure physical security industry. For more information, visit the ADSI corporate Web site at www.adsiarmor.com.

Some of the statements made by American Defense Systems, Inc. ("ADSI") in this press release, including, without limitation, statements regarding ADSI's anticipated future growth and expense reductions, are forward-looking in nature. ADSI intends that any forward-looking statements shall be covered by the safe harbor provisions for such statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or that include words such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continues," "projects" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. ADSI cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. ADSI undertakes no obligation and disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause ADSI's actual future results to differ materially from those projected or contemplated in the forward-looking statements. ADSI believes that these risks include, but are not limited to: ADSI's reliance on the U.S. government for a substantial amount of its sales and growth; decreases in U.S. government defense spending; ADSI's ability to contract further with the U.S. Department of Defense; ADSI's ability to comply with complex procurement laws and regulations; competition and other risks associated with the U.S. government bidding process; changes in the U.S. government's procurement practices; ADSI's ability to obtain and maintain required security clearances; ADSI's ability to realize the full amount of revenues reflected in its backlog; ADSI's ability to finance the redemption of ADSI's series A convertible preferred stock in accordance with the terms of such stock and ADSI's settlement agreement with the holders of stock; ADSI's reliance on certain suppliers; and intense competition and other risks associated with the defense industry in general and the security-related defense sector in particular.

Additional information concerning these and other important risk factors can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" in ADSI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.

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