SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

April 10, 2006 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International Introduces Newest Version of Combat Utility Bag to USMC

DEL MAR, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 10, 2006 -- Homeland Security Group International (OTC: HMSG) announced today that working in conjunction with their joint venture partner Recon Mountaineer, they have completed development of the newest version of the Combat Utility Bag. This new version dubbed the "CUB V-1 RM/VM Pyro-Insert" was designed specifically for US Marine Corps vehicles allowing pyrotechnics to be safely stored and deployed.

The new version of the bag was designed using specific guidance from Marine Corps mounted infantry. The modifications enable the gunner to reach for and fire a pyrotechnic device in the direction of a suspect vehicle without losing his site picture with his primary weapon. This action assists the gunner in determining a threat through escalation of force without sacrificing the ability to engage the threat with the primary weapon system if required.

"The CUB V-1 RM/VM has already been shipped to Iraq and we are expecting follow-on orders from the fleet," commented Colonel Jeffrey Powers, CEO, Homeland Security Group International. "We believe this system will be in high demand by both Marine and Army units for all their motorized assets involved in convoy operations. We're basing this optimism on the enthusiastic response we received from operators who recently returned from convoy operations in Iraq. We are continuing to respond to the immediate needs of those currently in theater as well as those soon to deploy."


American-made and battle-tested, the Combat Trauma Bag (CTB), Combat Utility Bag (CUB-V1), Combat Utility Bag V-1 RM/VM Pyro-Insert and Tactical Combat Casualty Care Medical Bag (TC3-V1) are Master Designed specifically to meet or exceed the demands and needs of first responder military field medical personnel. The CTB and CUB-V1 are manufactured in a brand of high quality, affordable and weatherproof 1000 denier Dupont Cordura material, yet designed for ease of wear and versatility of use. The CTB and CUB-V1 can be worn via a padded, "sling" style shoulder strap or waist belt system, as a standalone product or in conjunction with existing military rucksacks or other military outer wear. FEATURES:

--  Ergonomically contoured.
--  Secure side-squeeze locking system for shoulder strap or waist belt.
--  Designed to attach to and complement existing military field products.
--  Top and side-zippered pockets with sliders for fast and easy access.
--  Excellent American engineering.
--  Made with Cordura, an abrasion-resistant nylon material, engineered
    for durability, strength, lightness and easy care.

Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (HMSG), (OTC: HMSG) is a technology-based company with corporate headquarters in north county San Diego. 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 also entered into an alliance with Recon Mountaineer, LLC, (an Oceanside, CA.-based designer and manufacturer of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces). The company has also partnered with GPS World Supply for the sale and distribution of GPS units with exclusive Iraq and Afghanistan databases. HMSG has also aligned itself 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 in this release contains all such information.

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