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ProfitScout   Monday, 08/29/05 07:49:14 PM
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EOIR Technologies Awarded Development Contract to Detect Suicide Bomber Threats; Congressional Funding Provided for Joint Development Effort

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)----Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB:MRKL.OB) and Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:TCNH.OB), defense and homeland security companies transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, announced today that EOIR Technologies Inc. (www.eoir.com), a wholly owned subsidiary of Technest Holdings, Inc., has been awarded a contract by Thermal Matrix Inc. to develop a system of integrated remote sensing technologies to assist in the identification of suicide bombers.

This congressionally directed and funded program will be conducted as a joint development effort between the Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD) at Ft. Belvoir, VA, Thermal Matrix Inc. and EOIR Technologies Inc. The Army's NVESD research and development group is one of the U.S. military's most advanced technological leaders. The Army's NVESD has been responsible for numerous key innovations in the fields of optical electronics and thermal imaging for weapons targeting, electronic surveillance and other mission-critical military applications.

The results of this effort are envisioned to be an integration of remote sensing systems, which are presently under development, that will be able to detect various chemical and infra red signatures prior to an individual suicide bomber getting close enough to the intended target to do damage. The primary goal and objective for this development program is to have this innovative integrated remote detection system utilized by both the military and federal/municipal governments for homeland defense in the protection of high value installations and infrastructure targets and personnel both here in the United States and overseas in forward combat areas and high risk State Department facilities.

About Markland Technologies

Markland Technologies, Inc. is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. The Company is engaged in the identification of advanced technologies currently under development in laboratories, universities and in private industry, and in the transformation of those technologies into next-generation products. Markland's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel to protect the nation's citizens, borders and critical infrastructure assets from the threat of terrorism and other dangers. Through strategic development, Markland focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields. The Company is a Board Member of the Homeland Security Industries Association, and is a featured Company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech. For more information about the Company and its products, please visit the Markland home page at http://www.marklandtech.com.

About Technest Holdings, Inc.

Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB:TCNH.OB) is a provider of intelligent surveillance and advanced 3D imaging technology solutions to the defense and homeland security marketplaces. Technest is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. Technest's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel. Through strategic development, Technest focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields.

Markland Technologies, Inc. is a featured Company on http://www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com, a service for which Markland compensates the provider.

For full details, click here: www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech/Default.asp

Markland Technologies http://www.marklandtech.com OR ECON Corporate Services Dawn Van Zant, 866-730-1151


08/29/2005 16:53 ET

© Business Wire 2005



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