Company News

December 2012

DDM demonstrated McCurdy's ArmorĀ® in the House Armed Services Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington D.C. on November 27, 2012. Over 60 Congressional staffers and military personnel from multiple districts and branches of the military attended the event, many of whom were introduced to the McCurdy's ArmorĀ® product and history for the first time. Local Congressman Jon Runyan was in attendance, pictured in the photo above with DDM members Robert Lipinski (CEO), John Yarsinski (CFO), and Joseph Dimond (GM/Director of Sales). view photos here.

September 2012

DDM's sister company International Defense Technologies, LLC was the featured member in ISOA's weekly newsletter. To view the newsletter, please go here.

April 2012

Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC (DDM), a small business; received a sustainment contract today worth $8.5 million for delivering McCurdy's Armor® to the U.S. Army to help protect U.S. troops at entry control points in Afghanistan. Read the full story here.

August 2011

Fox 29 interviews DDM Product Specialist Joe Dimond about how McCurdy's Armor® is revolutionizing the way soldiers are protected while in the field. Read the full story here.

July 29, 2011

Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC has received follow on orders to supply McCurdy's Armor® to the US Army and US Marine Corps. DDM has has delivered 173 guard post kits to the US Army in Afghanistan as part of an initial contract over the past ten months. If all options are exercised over the next four years, an additional 1600 sets of McCurdy's Armor® will be sent to Afghanistan where they will be used as guard posts for Entry Control Checkpoints (ECP's). Today's order is for 19 kits. Read more.

July 29, 2011

Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC has been awarded a contract to supply McCurdy's Armor® to the Department of State for the Afghan EXBS program. The gear will be delivered in racks that have been specifically designed for Kamaz trucks used by the Afghan forces while securing the extremely porous and dangerous border region of Afghanistan. Read More

March 31, 2010

Dynamic Defense Materials, LLC has been awarded a contract in excess of one million dollars from the Mexican Federal Police to supply McCurdy's Armor® for use as guard posts in Mexico's war on drugs. The posts will be delivered in DDM-205 trailers. Once fielded, the posts can be used for vehicle checkpoints and guard posts. Read more.

March 25th, 2009

Dynamic Defense Materials (DDM) announces the name change of their Evaloch Armor product. Evaloch armor will now be known as McCurdy's Armor, named after Marine LCpl Ryan McCurdy (KIA). DDM's Product Specialist, Joe Dimond served with Ryan in Fallujah, Iraq in 2005-2006, until Ryan was killed by sniper fire on January 5th 2006. LCpl McCurdy was a true hero, who lost his life saving another Marine with whom he was standing guard. It is our belief that if Ryan had a product like our portable armored wall system, he would have survived that day. In an effort to learn from the past and hopefully save lives in the future, we are memorializing Ryan's sacrifice, by naming this product after him. DDM will also be donating a percentage of all future sales to a charity that has been set up in LCpl McCurdy's name in Baton Rouge, La. DDM will host a ceremony on May 26th, 2009 at 1PM for the official name change and also to honor and send off the 6th Marine Engineer Support Battalion to Iraq. Confirmed speakers at this event are Congressman Joe Sestak and Jan McCurdy, Ryan's mother. If you are interested in attending or donating to Ryan's charity, please contact Joe Dimond.

November 14th, 2008

A recent round of testing at AFRL (Air Force Research Laboratory) has proven that not only does Evaloch Armor offer better protection against bullets and fragmentation from explosions, it also offers much better protection against the lethal effects of explosive overpressure. During this round of testing sensors were used in the open behind Evaloch and behind a simulated sandbag wall. Evaloch proved to be much more effective and has proven useful against yet another major threat facing our young servicemen and women. It was tested against three of the most commonly used bombs in combat and a full array of ball ammunition and armor piercing rounds. For a FOUO copy of this test report please contact Joe Dimond.

November 2nd, 2008

The 26th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) took possession of the first 4 Evaloch Armor kits sold by DDM today in Bahrain. After a week-long training session with DDM's Product Specialist, Joe Dimond in April at Fort Pickett, Va the Marines felt the gear could be very useful in the many different missions that a MEU takes on. The 26th MEU secured some of their deployment funding to purchase these kits and to have them ready for their deployment. The 26th MEU currently has 5 of the "U" configuration kits on deployment with them and should be returning home shortly.

July 14th, 2008

DDM's Product Specialist, Joe Dimond spent the last week in Amman, Jordan going through a full round of ballistic and blast tests with JAF (Jordanian Armed Forces). There to witness the testing were leaders from every portion of the Jordanian defense infrastructure. They all felt that Evaloch was the perfect solution to help with some of the border security issues that they are having on all sides of the country. DDM will be working closely with the Jordanians to help them secure their borders with Iraq, Syria and the West Bank.

July 15th, 2007

DDM's Product Specialist and Marine SSgt Joe Dimond took a kit of Evaloch gear to Fort Dix to train the 6th Marine Engineer Support Battalion during their two week annual training. Joe went through a full day of training with all of the Marines and then spoke with them about their feelings on the gear. The overall feeling was that this gear is way overdue and should be on the battlefield immediately. One Marine Cpl was quoted as saying, "We've been using sandbags for so long, I can't believe it took this long to think of something like this!" The 6th Marine ESB is a Bridge company and felt that Evaloch was perfect for the mission of "Bridge Site Security," securing an area, while the engineers work to repair or build a bridge.