Force protection, anti-terror demo set

Officials announced this week that live demonstrations of advanced security equipment and technologies used to defend against potential terrorist attacks will be held during the Force Protection Equipment Demonstration next May in Stafford, Virgina.

Organizers of the federally-funded event told that numerous products will be demonstrated, including scanning and detection equipment used to detect biological and chemical agents.

Products used to reduce the vulnerability of both troops and equipment from different threats, including bombs and nuclear, biologic and radiological attacks, will also be demonstrated during the event.

Event coordinators have announced that more than 600 exhibitors are already slated to participate in the event and up to 3,500 technologically advanced products from 20 categories of equipment and systems will be presented, according to

All demonstrated products, the organizers of the event told, will be available for procurement within 90 days of the event.

The event, which is sponsored by the Department of Defense's Physical Security Action Group, the Department of Energy and the Technical Working Group, occurs every two years and was started by the Joints Chiefs of Staff after the 1996 bombing at Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia.

The event is only open to defense, law enforcement and other physical security and first-response personnel, according to the report.