SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

July 10, 2006 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International Ballistics Divsion Prepares Bid for Side-Armor Ballistic Carrier Solicitation

DEL MAR, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, CEO of Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) announced today that the company is preparing a bid in response to a request from the United States Marine Corps for side armor ballistic inserts and carriers.

"Based on the needs of the Marine Corps as stated in a solicitation notice posted on June 21, 2006, and amended on July 7th, the US Marine Corps intends to purchase in excess of 90,000 sets of Enhanced Side Ballistic Inserts and Carriers. We are confident that this material can stop multiple strikes from 7.62 high velocity rifle rounds and will pass the government's mandatory requirement for HP White standards," commented Colonel Powers. "Working with our joint venture partners Recon Mountaineer and Protective Enterprises LLC, we have designed the new side armor protection carrier to facilitate the wearing of our plates. We are confident that we have the manufacturing capability to meet the government's need for side armor plates as stated in the solicitation. We believe our pricing and quality of product is exactly what Marine Corps Systems Command is looking for. We are also days from completing the prototype of a drastically new outer vest to compete with the current interceptor vest," concluded Powers.

HMSG expressed immense pleasure from positive feedback received from it recent product demonstration held on live television. "Since the television program we have spoken to key representatives on the Armed Services Committee and have met with military leaders who want to get our technology on the ground and protecting our troops immediately. There is no doubt that our products are needed NOW," commented Mark Wilson, Director of HMSG Security Division. "We have seen a spike in wounds caused by rounds and shrapnel impacting the body where there is no armor coverage. The side armor problem is one that needs to be addressed immediately, and we have the solution. We also have technology designed to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). We have demonstrated this technology for the legislators and they know our product works and we are serious about saving lives. We have now shown our technology to the people that can get it in the hands of our troops."

The company said they will meet the Government's 25 July deadline for submission of bids for the current Marine Corps solicitation.

About Homeland Security Group International

Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: 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 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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