The 48-Hour Countdown: Brad Forst, Defense Equipment Expert Describes Lifesaving Military Technologies

Phoenix, Arizona, UNITED STATES

TEMPE, Ariz., March 18, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Brad Forst, defense equipment expert and CEO of a defense manufacturing company, Simula Inc. (AMEX:SMU), is available to discuss several hard-core military equipment advances that the U.S. Military will be using to protect its 230,000 soldiers positioned for war.

Mr. Forst is the CEO of Simula Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and develops several lifesaving technologies currently used by the United States Military Services, including six products deployed in Afghanistan and destined for Iraq. He can speak with you in more detail about:

- HELICOPTER SAFETY SYSTEMS -- Many of Simula's shock-absorbing technologies are currently used in 13 different military helicopters including AH-64 Apache and the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Mr. Forst will explain in detail how shock-absorbing seat technologies, cockpit airbags and armor are used to protect pilots in combat.

- MILITARY PERSONNEL SAFETY -- Mr. Forst will discuss technologies used to keep soldiers and aviators protected from head to toe including high-tech body armor, emergency bailout parachutes, survival vests and flotation collars.

- VEHICLE SAFETY 101 -- Mr. Forst will discuss life-protecting technologies featured on military land vehicles including vehicle armor and mine blast kits.

Mr. Forst is located in Arizona, and would be delighted to conduct live-local interviews, satellite interviews or phone interviews. Also, pre-interviews are welcomed. For more information on Simula you can log onto To schedule an interview please contact Andria Pilo at 212-370-4500, ext. 26 between the hours of 9:00 am (EST) - 5:00 pm (EST) or Lorry Weaver after hours at 602-821-0043.


Simula designs and makes systems and devices that save human lives. Its core markets are aviation safety, personnel safety, and military ground vehicle safety. Simula's core technologies include inflatable restraints, energy-absorbing seating systems, advanced polymer materials, lightweight transparent and opaque armor products, personnel protective equipment and emergency bailout parachutes.