HST Offers GPS Systems With Street Maps of Iraq & Afghanistan
Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, CEO of Homeland Security Technology in San Diego, CA, recently announced that HST has signed a marketing/ reselling agreement with GPS World Supply of West Chicago, IL, to offer an exclusive line of rugged, custom packaged GPS devices designed for use in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The units come pre-loaded with maps and databases for those specific locations. These units have the ability to display Military Grid Reference System (MGRS), in addition to latitude & longitude coordinates.
“We have been field testing these models in Iraq with civilian security contractors and have modified our offering based on their after action reports. We have recently added Afghanistan databases due to operational commitments of units requesting our GPS,” said Colonel Powers.
While no formal agreement has been signed for procurement en masse by the U.S. military, the sub-$1,000 price of these GPS systems places them within the budgets of individuals or specific units. HST is a division of Amnis, Inc. in Seattle, WA; its most recent official military contract was a $405,000 order by the US Marine Corps for trauma bags in late April 2005.