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Release No: 093-01
May 07, 2001

Force Protection Equipment to be Demonstrated May 8-10

The Force Protection Equipment Demonstration III is scheduled for May 8 through 10 at the Quantico Marine Base. The event is sponsored in part by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics and the the Joint Staff's Directorate of Operations for Combating Terrorism, is a direct result of the 1996 Khobar Tower bombing, and was created by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs to find commercial, off-the-shelf materiel solutions for force protection needs. About 430 vendors will show and demonstrate some 1,500 items of Force Protection equipment.

More information can be found at http://www.fped4.org/. [link not currently available]

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