SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

November 14, 2006 07:28 ET

Head of Britain's Spy Agency Warns of Terror Threat

According to Eliza Manningham-Buller, Muslim Extremists Plotting at Least 30 Major Terrorist Attacks in Britain and Threats May Involve Chemical and Nuclear Devices

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- At a speech at Queen Mary College in London on Thursday November 9, 2006, the Director General of the UK Intelligence Agency, Eliza Manningham-Buller, warned of the continuing threat of terrorism.

"Today, my officers and the police are working to contend with some 100 groupings or networks, totaling over 1600 identified individuals who are actively engaged in plotting, or facilitating, terrorist acts here and overseas," Manningham-Buller said. "What we see at the extreme end of the spectrum are resilient networks, some directed from Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, some more loosely inspired by it, planning attacks including mass casualty suicide attacks in the UK. Today we see the use of home-made improvised explosive devices; tomorrow's threat may include the use of chemical, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology," she added.

Universal Detection Technology recently sold 2 units of its BSM-2000 line of anthrax detection systems to the government of the UK and has begun marketing training videos related to countering WMD threats.

"At Universal Detection Technology, we have continued to draw a realistic view of the threat of terrorism and to think critically and open-mindedly about the threat and the direction in which it is evolving. As many world class intelligence agencies, such as the MI5, are now announcing, it only seems to be a matter of time until terrorists will obtain weapons of mass destruction and we have already seen that terrorists do not hesitate to use whatever is at their disposal against civilians to cause fear and chaos. As such, we as a nation cannot afford not to be proactive. We cannot sit and wait for the next attack. Instead, we need to think outside the box and enter the mindset of a terrorist. We need to consider all possibilities and draft plans and develop technologies to block those possibilities from materializing," said Nima Montazeri, UDTT's Vice President of Strategic Development.

Ms. Manningham-Buller's speech was posted on the MI5 website.

About Universal Detection Technology

Universal Detection Technology (OTCBB: UDTT) is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bio-terrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit http://www.udetection.com.

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