UNIVERSAL GUARDIAN HOLDINGS, INC. ((OTCBB: UGHO), an emerging global leader in non-lethal protection products, integrated transportation and global supply chain security systems and strategic security services to protect against terrorist, criminal and security threats to governments and businesses worldwide, today announced that the company’s strategic security solutions subsidiary, Secure Risks-SSSI, has been awarded a US$3.6 million contract for FY 2006 to provide tactical and physical security services for the protection of personnel and government contractors providing services and support to the U.S. Embassy, Kabul, Afghanistan.
“Our strategic security services subsidiary continues to demonstrate solid revenue and earnings growth with the expansion of existing contracts and new contract awards from established and emerging governments, military services, and high-profile multi-national corporations, businesses and individuals around the globe,” stated Michael Skellern, Universal Guardian CEO. ”Major clients such as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. State Department, and multi-national corporations continue to depend on our proven performance in some of the world’s most demanding environments,” continued Mr. Skellern.
”This contract represents a major expansion of our operations in Kabul and clearly demonstrates the confidence that PAE/Berger, a multi-national engineering and construction joint venture, has in our company's ability to deliver the highest level of strategic and tactical security services to U.S. government facilities,” stated Bruce Braes, Secure Risks-SSSI Managing Director. “We will manage overall supervision and administration of fixed-site security details that will provide physical security and identification processing at entrances to Camp Sullivan in Kabul. We will deliver security personnel for dismounted and mounted perimeter patrols, escort the local national workers as well as physically search vehicles entering and leaving the facility,” added Mr. Braes.
About Secure Risks – SSSI Limited
Secure Risks - SSSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc., is a United Kingdom based global security company providing is practical risk solutions, tactical security and critical infrastructure protection in today's most challenging environments from regional hubs located in Edinburgh, London, Los Angeles, Zurich, Caracas, Dubai, Kabul, Cape Town, Islamabad, Singapore, Jakarta, and Hong Kong.
About ISR Systems
ISR Systems, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc., provides multi-level secure, integrated and interoperable security systems that facilitate surveillance, threat detection and tracking to protect inter-modal transportation, seaport and airport facilities, and critical infrastructure from asymmetrical terrorist and security threats. ISR systems provide automated decision support from its command and control centers to coordinate notification and tactical responses among multiple agencies to interdict or respond to potential security threats.
About Shield Defense International
Shield Defense International (SDI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc., designs and produces non-lethal products and systems, including the Cobra StunLight™ and the Riot Defender™ that provide law enforcement, military, professional security and consumers with multiple offensive and defensive use-of-force options to address appropriate threat conditions in today’s growing global security and terrorist environments.
About Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc.
Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc. (UGHO) and its subsidiary companies Universal Guardian Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries provide a comprehensive range of security products, systems, and services designed to mitigate terrorist and security threats worldwide. Universal Guardian Global Security Group comprises everything from strategic and tactical security services, business risk solutions, integrated and interoperable security systems, to non-lethal defense products. Universal Guardian companies features a wide variety of security applications for transportation and global supply chain security and visibility, maritime security and critical infrastructure protection for government and multi-national businesses on every continent.
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