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News Release: Markland Technologies Signs International Marketing and Sales Agreement with Tradeways, Ltd.

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Mar 24, 2004 - Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MRKL, an integrated homeland security company, announced today that the company has signed an international distribution agreement with Tradeways, Ltd., to market and sell Markland's Shipboard ACADA chemical detection systems to foreign militaries. Tradeways, Ltd., founded in 1974, is the principal worldwide exporter of US Mil Spec Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Equipment, and has fulfilled contracts for NBC products in more than 30 countries. Tradeways provides a complete range of NBC products, as well as training and service. Tradeways also provides in-country technical product briefings and consulting.

"We announced a three dimensional marketing focus for the ACADA unit," said Markland President Ken Ducey. "The three areas we are concentrating on are US Federal and State Governments, Commercial Facilities, and Foreign Military Sales. With Tradeway's 25 years of experience, and multiple success stories, we couldn't ask for a better partner in our efforts to sell our product to Foreign Militaries. We believe this partnership will go a long way towards producing success in this area."

Tradeways will focus their marketing efforts specifically in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Markland Technologies has three distinct business segments, which address the needs of the Homeland Security marketplace: Chemical Detectors, Border Security and Advanced Technologies. The Company is focused on providing products, services, and emerging technologies to protect the country's borders, infrastructure assets and personnel. Markland's mission is to build world-class integrated solutions for the Homeland Security marketplace. The company's primary sources of operating revenue are ACADA chemical detection systems, border security logistics support and services, and SBIR funded research programs in the development of gas plasma antenna technology. Tradeways will give the company tremendous exposure outside of the US and its territories and help Markland Technologies to advance each of its business segments.

The company will perform a simulated test of Markland's ACADA chemical detection system at the Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC to be held on March 30, 2004. Markland is scheduled to speak along with other Homeland Security companies such as Taser International Inc., Roaming Messenger, Cenuco Inc., and Spectrum Sciences & Software Holdings Corporation.

About Markland Technologies
Markland Technologies, Inc is committed to helping secure America by providing innovative emerging technologies and expert services to meet the country's needs to protect our people, our borders and our infrastructure assets.
The Company is a Board member of the Homeland Security Industries Association (
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