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BAE Systems Products Group Launches New Forensics Brand as Comprehensive Industry Resource

February 06, 2008
Jacksonville, FL

Forensics Source™ Combines Extensive Catalog and Online Store with Information and Knowledge-based Forensics Website

Forensics science is advancing at an exponential rate. In order to keep up with an evolving industry, the BAE Systems Products Group is introducing Forensics Source, a comprehensive source of products and information to not simply keep pace with the industry, but to advance it.

Formerly known as Armor Forensics™, Forensics Source is a departure from previous conventions and is more than a products retailer. Through its website and its catalogue, Forensics Source combines all aspects of the forensics industry – the science, the products and the knowledge – into one complete source of information and resources. Combining an extensive catalog of premium products and equipment with decades of experience and educational resources, the new website offers the forensics community an innovative means to not only purchase products, but to educate themselves on the most common techniques used in the field of forensics science today. The Forensics Source catalogue provides a complete desk-reference resource to compliment the website.

“Forensics Source is built on a foundation that includes five of the most trusted and experienced companies in the business, giving Forensics Source the experience and knowledge to stay at the forefront of the industry,” said Bryan Smith, general manager for BAE Systems Products Group’s Forensics Source. “Our website,, is a true media resource where scientists and investigators will be able to seek knowledge, explore ideas and finesse techniques to not only keep up with the science, but to advance it as well.”

Whether it is trusted crime scene tools from Lightning Powder® and EVI-PAQ®, narcotics field tests from ODV and NIK® Public Safety or clean fingerprinting solutions from Identicator®, through Forensics Source, BAE Systems offers the widest range of crime scene investigation products in the world.

With an expansive product selection and a library that includes product instructions and technical manuals to keep scientists and investigators abreast of the latest techniques and trends, is a hub for the forensics science industry. Information alerts can deliver product data and news via e-mail, and an online classifieds section provides law enforcement agencies access to investigation professionals visiting the site each month.

Through, purchasers and crime scene specialists can order all of their forensics supplies and equipment from one source, whether the supplies are for first responders, field investigators or technicians in the lab. To facilitate ordering, also features an express order feature designed to allow purchasers to quickly enter orders based on previous history. Purchasers can also build and save supply lists, further expediting the ordering process.

“We wanted to do more than just create a website,” said Smith. “We wanted to create a tool for the forensics industry, an online destination where forensic scientists, technicians and investigators could come together in a virtual world and find everything they need from products to information to help them in the real world.”

For more information about Forensics Source, please visit

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is the premier global defence, security and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. With approximately 105,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £18.5 billion (US $34.4 billion) in 2008.

For further information, please contact:

Jason Schneider, The Dalton Agency
Tel: +1 904 398 5222 ext. 2312

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