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HALO Maritime Defense Systems
Attn: David Tolly, CFO
5 Puzzle Lane
Newton, NH 03858

Phone: +1.603.259.4411
Email: dtolly@halodefense.com


PR Newswire - June 19, 2019

Security Pro, Luke Ritter, To Lead HALO Maritime Business Development In MENA Region

NEWTON, N.H., June 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems, Inc. ("HALO"), a marine engineering technology company and provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today the appointment of Luke Ritter as Vice President of Business Development. A globally recognized transportation security expert, Ritter will focus HALO's business development efforts in the Middle East/North Africa market. Global maritime security risks are persistent, and pervasive. HALO has an opportunity to rapidly expand its MENA business portfolio – and Luke Ritter is exactly the right man to lead this charge.

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PR Newswire - September 6, 2018

Michael B. Greenwald to Join HALO Maritime Defense Systems Board of Directors

NEWTON, N.H., Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems, Inc. ("HALO"), a marine engineering technology company and provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today that Michael B. Greenwald has joined the Board of Directors.

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PR Newswire - March 15, 2018

Admiral Sam J. Locklear USN (ret.) To Join HALO Maritime Defense Systems Board Of Directors

NEWTON, N.H., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems, Inc. ("HALO"), a marine engineering technology company and provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today that Admiral Sam J. Locklear USN (ret.) has joined the Board of Directors.

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PR Newswire - May 1, 2017

Dennis McGinn Joins The Board Of HALO Maritime Defense Systems

NEWTON, N.H., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO), provider of advanced engineered solutions for securing strategic maritime assets, announced today that the Honorable Denny McGinn, VADM, USN (ret.) has joined the Board of Directors.

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Naval-Technology.com - April 27, 2017

HALO to install fully automated waterside security barrier for US Navy

Naval-Technology.com - The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded a new contract to HALO Maritime Defense Systems for the delivery of a fully automated waterside security barrier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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PR Newswire - April 25, 2017

Navy Contract Awarded To HALO Maritime Defense Systems

PANAMA CITY, Fla., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO) announced today an award from The Naval Sea Systems Command of $3,484,295.00 for a two year contract to provide a fully automated waterside security barrier at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. This is a continuation of the long standing relationship between HALO and the US Navy, and is the first operational contract with the US Navy for HALO. HALO is already installed and operational in multiple countries around the world.

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PR Newswire - April 18, 2017

HALO Announces Key Management Changes

NEWTON, N.H., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HALO), provider of advanced engineered solutions for the security needs of strategic maritime assets, announced today that Eric Johnson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and that David Tolly has joined as Chief Financial Officer.

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Union Leader - February 14, 2017

NH businesses get grants to work with colleges

DURHAM — CairnSurgical and RyTek Medical received Granite State Technology Innovation Grants in the latest round of funding from the New Hampshire Innovation Research Center, a state program administered by the University of New Hampshire.

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Marina World Magazine - January 27, 2017

Waterside Security, HALO's Orion RDB

HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) has introduced Orion Gate, a small version of its successful Guardian Retractable Defensive Barrier.

The gate is specifically targeted at marinas and other waterfront assets where security, privacy, and controlled access are essential. "Orion meets the same high standards of quality and performance demanded by our military customers but with a size, appearance, and cost profile more suitable for a non-military asset where privacy and safety are more of a concern than an impacting speed boat," said James Singer, HMDS managing director GCC/MENA. "Like all of our products it is customisable to the particular asset and location," he added.

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October 7, 2016

HALO to Exhibit at ADIPEC 2016, the World's Most Important Oil and Gas Exposition and Conference

HMDS was started in 2008 with the vision to: "Protect Vital Assets by Extending Physical Security to the Waterside." In a security-conscious world, both government assets and commercial/private assets have a real, immediate and critical need for high levels of protection. "The oil and gas market is perfect for our technology," said Tony Reid, HMDS Director of Physical Security, "we engineer and market unique systems designed to provide waterside protection of any assets with waterside exposure and this would, of course, include refineries, LNG plants, and off-shore oil rigs." Each HALO barrier system is customized for the particular location and application.

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August 19, 2016

Naval Forces, Floating Barriers

Naval Forces magazine features HALO Maritime Defense Systems floating maritime barrier systems.

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August 3, 2016

HALO to Exhibit at ADIPEC 2016, the World’s Most Important Oil and Gas Exposition and Conference

Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) announced today that it will be exhibiting its revolutionary new Guardian® Marine Gate at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), November 7-10, 2016. The HMDS Guardian® Gate has been under development for the past two years with the help of the US Navy. Boasting a 15-year design life, the HALO® line of barriers are the only marine barriers in the world to have been validated in independent, fully instrumented crash testing by the US Navy (see video here).

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Concord Monitor - August 1, 2016

New Hampshire Companies Issued Patents

HALO Maritime Defense Systems is one of many New Hampshire companies recently receiving patents from the United States Patent Office.

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Concord Monitor - July 16, 2016

New Hampshire and Israel Strengthen Bonds

YEHUDA YAAKOV, FOR THE CONCORD MONITOR - In a powerful display of unity, survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing traveled to Orlando to visit survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre. Within a matter of moments, these individuals went from being strangers to being a part of a community of survivors and partners for change that is reaching unprecedented levels of membership.

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March 29, 2016

16 U.S. Companies Participate at DIMDEX 2016

Nearly 20 U.S. companies are participating at the Doha International Maritime Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2016) taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha from 29-31 March 2016.

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February 5, 2016

HALO Maritime Defense Systems at DIMDEX 2016

Hosted and organised by the Qatar Armed Forces, the 5th edition of Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference – DIMDEX 2016 –will take place in Doha from the 29-31, March 2016.

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February 5, 2016

HALO Maritime Defense Systems at Maritime Security 2016 East

Maritime Security 2016 East is the fourth installment of the Maritime Security East program series, building upon the successes of last year’s conference in Jacksonville, FL. As the fourteenth maritime security conference hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security 2016 East furthers a commitment to address the needs of governments, law enforcement, and critical infrastructure to counter the challenges of securing coastlines, inland waterways, and their critical infrastructure.

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Miltech Magazine - June 3, 2015

ISDEF 2015: Halo Maritime Defense Systems' Fully Automated Marine Gate

Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) has completed installation of a fully automated marine gate at a naval base in Israel, and is exhibiting at ISDEF on booth #C60. The gate spans the entire breakwater-to-breakwater length of the opening to the base, fully completing the security perimeter. A simple push of a button retracts the barrier and allows vessels to pass.

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March 27, 2015

March Event: The Boat Stops Here Recap!

Last night, as rain fell washing away more of the massive snow piles that have littered the streets of Boston this winter, United4Defense held our March event in our new location at the CIC building in Downtown Boston. We were ecstatic to welcome our esteemed guest speaker, Paul Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems of Newton, NH. Jensen talked passionately about the trials and tribulations of a start up based on his own experiences and shared his company’s fascinating maritime barrier technology for critical infrastructure protection with the group. He highlighted the impressive, eco-friendly technology that is capable of stopping a boat dead in its tracks.

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NEREJ - July 4, 2014

HALO Protecting Naval Facilities and Vessels in Newton

According to Paul Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), senator Kelly Ayotte was a featured speaker at the company's dedication ceremony of its Technical Development Center on June 27th. "I am proud of the cutting-edge work that HALO is doing right here in Newton to protect naval facilities and vessels," said Ayotte, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "The new technical development center will allow HALO to continue this important work, while contributing to our local economy."

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Military Communications - February 18, 2014

HALO Develops Next Generation in Sea Defense

In the age of terrorism, attacks can come from anywhere, and seaside targets are particularly vulnerable to boats or divers. That’s why a Newton-based company is adapting technology originally intended to prevent beach erosion into a sea barrier defense system to thwart such attacks.

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Andover Town News - June 13, 2013

Defense Start-Up Moves to N.H.

A Brickstone Square company has grown up and is moving out.

Halo Maritime Defense Systems, which rented office space in the complex for about five years, needed more space for its booming business. About a month ago, it moved into a new, 8,100-square-foot building on Puzzle Lane in Newton, N.H.

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March 1, 2012

Jeffrey Hathaway Rear Admiral USN (ret) joins board of Halo Maritime Defense Systems

ANDOVER, MA - Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Jeffrey Hathaway Rear Admiral USN (ret), to the Board of Advisers.

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December 1, 2011

Luke Ritter joins Board of Advisors of Halo Maritime Defense Systems

ANDOVER, MA - Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of Luke Ritter to its Board of Advisors.

Mr. Ritter leads the Global Trade Security practice at Ridge Global, a firm founded by the Honorable Tom Ridge, the first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania. The Global Trade Security practice provides strategic management consulting services to clients focused on critical infrastructure protection.

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PR Newswire - August 17, 2011

Honorable Jay M. Cohen Rear Admiral USN (ret) joins board of Halo Maritime Defense Systems

ANDOVER, MA - Paul C. Jensen, CEO of Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of the Honorable Jay M. Cohen, Rear Admiral USN (ret), as Chairman of the Board.

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Marine Link - July 12, 2011

Captain Brendan Gray Appointed President of HMDS

Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced the appointment of Captain Brendan Gray USN (ret) as President.

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Military Systems-Technology - February 8, 2011

HALO Maritime Defense Systems Exhibits Game Changing HALO Technology at NAVDEX

Andover, MA: Halo Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS) today announced that it will be exhibiting its revolutionary new HALO™ Maritime Security Barrier System at Navdex 2011 in Abu Dhabi. "We want to make an impact on maritime security around the world." said CEO Paul Jensen "we are honored to be working in the UAE and to be exhibiting at NAVDEX which we feel will provide global exposure for our products".

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SEC.gov - January 5, 2011

HALO Maritime secures $1M funding

Andover-based HALO Maritime Defense Systems Inc. has raised $1 million in equity financing, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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September 13, 2009

Paul C. Jensen, CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), announced today the addition of James A. "Spider" Marks to the HMDS Board of Advisors.

ANDOVER, MA - Marks spent over 30 years in the Army attaining the rank of Major General. During his military career, Marks held command and staff positions in the 101st Airborne Division and 82d Airborne Division to include infantry platoon leader and infantry company command. He was the senior intelligence officer for Joint Task Force Los Angeles during the LA Riots. Marks commanded at the battalion and brigade levels; served as a strategist on the Army staff; was assigned in the Balkans and Korea as a senior intelligence officer; and was in combat as the senior intelligence officer for the Coalition Land Forces invasion of Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom. He culminated his career as the Commanding General of the US Army Intelligence Center, developing leaders and deploying them to all organizations and units in support of the diverse missions of an Army at war. Marks is an Honor Graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School, a Master parachutists, authorized to wear Canadian and Korean Airborne wings, and has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, and multiple expeditionary and service ribbons.

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May 18, 2009

HALO Maritime Defense Systems names Ambassador Michael Sheehan to its Board of Advisors

ANDOVER, MA - Halo Maritime Defense Systems today announced that Ambassador Michael Sheehan has joined its Board of Advisors. The announcement was made by Bradley Rotter, the Chairman of the Board who commented that “it is indeed a pleasure to team with West Point classmates Paul Jensen (CEO), John Shephard (Board of Directors) and now Michael Sheehan who have banded together with the executives of Halo to make an impact on maritime security around the world.”

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April 10, 2008

John Shephard Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems as Board Member and Special Consultant

HALO Maritime Defense Systems announced that John Shephard was appointed to the Board of Directors and also as a Special Consultant today.

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April 8, 2008

Lewin, Rotter, and Walcott Join HALO Maritime Defense Systems as Board Members

HALO Maritime Defense Systems announced that three new members were appointed to the Board of Directors today.

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April 1, 2008

Robert J. (Rocky) Spane Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems as Chairman

New York, NY - Robert J. (Rocky) Spane, was appointed Chairman of HALO Maritime Defense Systems at a meeting today.

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April 1, 2008

Paul Jensen Joins HALO Maritime Defense Systems as CEO

New York, NY - HALO Maritime Defense Systems announced that Paul Jensen was selected as Chief Executive Officer today.

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April 1, 2008

Justin Bishop Assumes New Role with HALO Maritime Defense Systems as CTO

New York, NY - HALO Maritime Defense Systems today announced that Justin Bishop will assume a new role as Chief Technology Officer.

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