Date: 20 December 2004
The VehicleGARD product will ship directly to troops in newly designed, custom-cut "peel and stick" self- installation kits that include instructional videotapes and application tools. ShatterGARDs exclusive database contains glass dimensions of nearly every US military vehicle, enabling swift and proper installation of the film in harsh conditions and surroundings. VehicleGARD is currently applied to over 5,000 military vehicles in Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
During a recent question-and-answer session with National Guard and Reserve troops Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld faced a difficult question from a solder regarding the lack of available armor for its humvees presently in use in Iraq. The soldier asked why he and his fellow soldiers were forced to "dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal" in order to equip their vehicles. In response to the questions Rumsfeld replied, "You go to war with the Army you have, not the Army you might want or wish to have."
President Bush stated "We expect our troops to have the best possible equipment," He emphasized that soldiers "deserve the best" and that equipment concerns would soon be addressed. This line of questioning confirmed the immediate need of VehicleGARD's life saving benefits.
Applied directly to vehicle glass surfaces, VehicleGARD film multiplies the strength of ordinary windows. In the event of a bomb blast the coating helps hold the razor sharp pieces of glass together, therefore greatly reducing the likelihood of injury to passengers in the vehicle. VehicleGARD is the latest generation of well-accepted window protection films currently in use throughout the military and law enforcement industry.
"We believe that our soldiers have the right to feel as safe and secure as possible," said Jordan Frankel, Vice President, ShatterGARD, Inc. "Frequently we hear from soldiers about how our film has saved lives and prevented serious glass related injuries in combat zones. This is ShatterGARD's way of saying thank you to the men and women who diligently serve our nation this holiday season."