Leading maker of personal military and civilian protective equipment, Defense Industries International Inc, on Monday announced it had won a $700,000 order for its bullet-proof vests from a leading customer in Asia.

The California-based company said in a statement it also anticipates $2 million in follow-on orders, with all vests expected to be delivered by the end of the second quarter of 2003.

President Joseph Fostbinder commented, "During the next few quarters, we anticipate additional contracts and orders to be forthcoming from this growing region

"We believe the worldwide political climate is indicating that the demand for our products has certainly increased and it is our mandate to meet these new demands."