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HomelandDefenseStocks.com Reports: Explosive Detection Syste
by: dawn van zant
HomelandDefenseStocks.com Reports: Explosive Detection System Technologies Intelligence Points To Increased Aviation Industry Terrorist Threats Including Hijacking and Bombing

New Homeland Security Defense Budget Proposes $5 Billion for Airport Security.

POINT ROBERTS, WA, February 25th, 2005 www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com (HDS) and www.BorderAndPortSecurity.com (BPS), investor news portals for the Homeland Defense and Security Sectors, are pleased to offer investors an exclusive report regarding the current use of, and demand for Explosive Detection Systems within the aviation Industry. Companies like Hawk Protection Systems, Inc. (OTC.PK: HWPR), Markland Technologies (OTCBB: MRKL), and Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR) are all in the business of either developing or manufacturing explosive detection solutions, which are currently in high demand.

Speaking recently before a US Senate committee David Stone, administrator with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said that intelligence points to growing terrorist threat possibilities within the aviation industry. Of the recent $5.6 billion proposed Homeland Security Department budget, nearly $5 billion is earmarked exclusively for aviation security. In addition to the larger conglomerates providing security solutions, smaller companies have had, and continue to have, an important role in researching and developing new technologies for use in explosive detection solutions.

The HDS portal is a news and information source for International Industry leaders, Institutions, Media, Government, Military, Navy, Investors, Brokerage Firms and Fortune 500 Companies. Investors and media can gain insight into the rapidly growing homeland defense sector through the site. The HDS and BPS websites do not make recommendations, but offer a unique free information portal to research news, exclusive articles, interviews, investor conferences and a growing list of participating public companies in the sector.

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Article Excerpt: Explosive Detection System Technologies Intelligence Points To Increased Aviation Industry Terrorist Threats Including Hijacking And Bombing.

By Brian Eriksen Noer, HomelandDefenseStocks.com
February 2005

Given the current environment within North America and the Bush administration, right now would seem to be a very profitable point in time to be in the explosives detection system (EDS) business. Speaking recently before a US Senate committee David Stone, administrator with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said that intelligence points to growing terrorist threats within the aviation industry. Of the recent $5.6 billion proposed Homeland Security Department budget, nearly $5 billion is earmarked exclusively for aviation security.

Nico Melendez, TSA Field Communications Director for Los Angeles (which manages security for LAX airport, among others), said that the TSA continues to test new technologies that will make the agency more efficient, while relieving the need for added human resources. The TSA has opportunities for small businesses in both primary contractor and subcontractor roles. Smaller companies have had, and continue to have, an important role in researching and developing new technologies for use in explosive detection.

Deirdre OSullivan, TSA Spokesperson, concurred with Melendez, stating that, The TSA sources their current and new technologies from both smaller companies and larger conglomerates. In the past few years we have seen that the larger conglomerates tend to buy smaller companies with promising technologies. The TSA is of course out to purchase the most up to date technologies possible.

"The current airport security systems are outdated, ineffective and very costly to operate, said John Altes, CEO of Hawk Protection Systems (OTC.PK: HWPR). In fact, several governmental agencies who have studied the issue have dubbed current explosive detection technologies as the weak point in airport security and are in the process of setting up guidelines and standards that will be in effect throughout the US within the next 2 years."

In 1995 Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR) perfected their patented zNose technology and spun it off to form the current company. We delivered several prototypes to the FAA and the army, said Edward Staples, Managing Director. Back in those days threats were pretty simple mostly nitro based compounds. Today, the situation has changed dramatically. Threats do not just encompass explosives. The shoe bomber for example, was carrying a compound called TATP (triacetone-triperoxide), which cannot be seen with a nitro based detector.

Ken Ducey, President of Markland Technologies (OTCBB: MRKL) There is no question that a wave is coming, and we want to make sure that Markland is at the forefront of that wave. Our technology portfolio is diversified and ahead of the curve. Our suite of next-generation electronic imaging and detection solutions are being designed to spot suicide bombers and terrorists before they can carry out their attacks."

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HomelandDefenseStocks.com and BorderAndPortSecurity.com include a growing list of public companies within the sector. For our list of public companies involved in defense and security, click here: http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/HomelandDefense/Stock_List.asp and/or http://investorideas.com/BPS/Stock_List.asp

About HDS Featured Clients: (HDS is compensated for Featured Company Profiled)

Hawk Protection Systems, Inc. (OTC.PK: HWPR) is in the business of researching, developing, and engineering a wide range of security products and systems that are intended for use by government, military, and law enforcement agencies worldwide, as well as commercial security professionals. Business activities include: Explosives Detection, Contraband Detection, Chemical Detection, Mobile Surveillance Systems, Defense Engineering, Defense Consulting, Laser Technologies, Model Simulation, and Sales Representation. www.hawkps.com

Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MRKL) has four business segments, which address the needs of the Homeland Security marketplace: Chemical Detectors, Border Security, Advanced Technologies and Sensing Technologies for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Homeland Security, and various other U.S. Intelligence agencies. www.marklandtech.com

Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: THNS) - Majority owned by Markland Technolgies (OTCBB: MRKL)
Markland Technologies, Inc. announced February 14, 2005 it has completed a multi part transaction which includes the purchase of majority ownership of Technest Holdings, Inc., and the subsequent purchase by Technest Holdings, Inc. of all of the stock of Maryland based Genex Technologies, Inc. (Genex). Genex revenues derive principally from 20 ongoing contracts to supply imaging and surveillance sensor technology to a wide array of government customers. Genex had revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 of approximately $5.5M. http://www.genextech.com/

Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR) Founded in 1995, Electronic Sensor Technology has developed and patented a breakthrough chemical vapor analysis process. The company's product line is positioned to eliminate key vulnerabilities in the homeland security market, specifically in commercial building HV A C security, maritime port security, airport security, and border security. http://www.electronicsensortechnology.com/

HomelandDefenseStocks.com Acquires Premier Homeland Security Web Portal TwoTigersOnline and the National Homeland Security Knowledgebase. Click here for Full Story: http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/ViewDocument.asp?ID=2566
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The HDS portal is a news and information source for International Industry leaders, Institutions, Media, Government, Military, Navy, Investors, Brokerage Firms and Fortune 500 Companies. Investors and media can gain insight into the rapidly growing homeland defense sector through the site. The HDS and BPS websites do not make recommendations, but offer a unique free information portal to research news, exclusive articles, interviews, investor conferences and a growing list of participating public companies in the sector.



 



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