SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

October 26, 2006 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group Announces New Combat Utility Bag Orders

Accelerated Military Demand for TC3 Combat Lifesaver Bag Expected in Coming Months

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) announced today that its Products Division has received letters of intent to purchase over one thousand Combat Utility Bags (CUB-V1) from its network of vendors and authorized resellers.

The company also touted Recon Mountaineer's aggressive design adaptation philosophy that has contributed to the US Army Medical Material Agency recently announcing the TC3V1 (BAG, TC3, COMBAT CASUALTY CARE NSN 6545015370686) in directives as a standard component of the new Combat Lifesaver Bag system for all US Army Medics replacing the currently carried nylon tri-fold bag.

The recently released US Army Medical Material Agency directive lists the Combat Lifesaver Bag (TC3) as a standard element of the new assemblage being shipped to all non-medical commands for use by all US Army medics. All Active-Duty, Reserve and National Guard medics will now be able to order the TC3 bags through their local medical supply chain. The adoption of the TC3 bag offers a strong improvement over the previous nylon tri-fold bag issued to Army medics.

The roll-out of the TC3 bag will contribute to standardization of equipment throughout the US Army and is anticipated to lead to a significant increase in TC3 orders. In addition, the US Navy Corpsmen working with the US Marine Corps have been exposed to, and are utilizing, the identical bag under the nomenclature of the Combat Trauma Bag.

With over 40,000 medics in the US Army and 20,000 medics in the other services, HMSG should see significant increases in bag orders from the military, according to Colonel Jeffrey Powers, USMC (Ret), CEO of HMSG. In addition, there should be a commensurate increase in orders for Forward Surgical Teams, Combat Support Hospitals, Battalion Aid Stations and other rear echelon care facilities.

With the TC3 Bag now firmly entrenched as a standard field medical equipment carrier for the US military, HMSG expects to see significant accelerated adoption of the TC3 in both the domestic US civilian EMS community as well as adoption by foreign military services as they recognize the standardization being undertaken by the United States Department of Defense.

"We are extremely proud that the US Army has chosen our bag as the backbone for their improved casualty care system," commented Colonel Powers of HMSG. "Our joint venture partner RM has conducted liaison with the prime vendors, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Army Medical Material Agency and manufacturers to ensure fulfillment of orders and deployment of the bags to ordering units. Our main priority is getting this essential equipment into the hands of lifesavers worldwide. We are locked and loaded and ready to serve those that protect our freedoms and administer medical care to our warriors."

ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) is a technology-based company with corporate headquarters in San Diego, California. HMSG's mission is to develop and commercialize 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 can be brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The Company has an alliance with Recon Mountaineer LLC, (an Oceanside, CA.-based designer and manufacturer of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces). HMSG has also aligned itself with leading security and technology 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 in this release contains all such information.

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