After a finishing as a runner-up in 2012, XADS has, in 2013, been named Madison County’s Small Business of the Year. This is a great honor for the company, one of 3000 businesses in the area considered for the award. We hope to encourage and inspire others to pursue big, difficult things, and to make every effort to succeed for the benefit of this community. We are proud to be here in Madison County and look forward to many more years of growth and innovation.


XADS was honored as a finalist for the
Madison County Chamber

XADS on History Channel's
That's Impossible.


XADS featured its StunStrike™ Directed Electrical Discharge technology on “That's Impossible”, a new History Channel series showcasing cutting-edge technology. XADS showed its Xap system, in the “Car Xapper” variant, and stopped a vehicle in motion. Some flash shots of our green lasers were shown as well.

XADS on Discovery Channel's FutureWeapons

Quarter 1, 2014 (Anderson, IN): XADS’ long-time Advisory Board member, Dr. Bill Wylam, has passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014. Bill was a great family man, and a man of faith, and was a pioneer in electric vehicles and battery technology, spearheading General Motors’ EV1 project in the mid-1990’s. Bill has been on the XADS Advisory Board since 2004, and was a founding member. He will be greatly missed.

Quarter 1, 2014 (Las Vegas, NV): XADS introduced LightShield  to the world in its official debut at Shot Show in Las Vegas on January 15, 2014. The product is a Class IIIA mini-shield for riot and SWAT entry applications in law enforcement, both domestic and international markets. LightShield is enhanced with Kevlar® and titanium layers, and offers as an accessory, a 32,000 lumen area light, designed to temporarily dazzle and distract an aggressor, as well as provide ample illumination to a dark space in entry situations. It can also be used in traffic stops. The LightShield system starts at just $795.00 and can be upgraded with additional armor, the lighting system, and other accessories. Please e-mail for more information.

Quarter 3, 2013 (Anderson, IN): XADS is offering the newly upgraded Xap™ Counter-Threat system for car-stopping and other threats, to the private and corporate security market. Each installation of the system is custom to the customer’s requirements and application, and the system is modular and scalable enough to be applied to a variety of scenarios, including facility protection, dock and harbor-side security, checkpoint security, and gated community protection. Please direct all inquiries to

Quarter 1, 2013 (Anderson, IN): XADS has moved into its newly renovated offices and facilities at the newly-established Anderson Innovation Center in Anderson, IN. With over 80,000 square feet and 12 acres of available land, along with full CNC capabilities, and fully climate-controlled buildings, XADS stands ready to meet customer and warfighter needs as they arise, at very competitive overhead costs.

Quarter 3, 2012 (Anderson, IN): XADS has just signed a $3 million contract with Marine Corps Systems Command for continued characterization and analysis work on its Xap® Counter-IED Technology. The contract was issued through MARCORSYSCOM, Quantico, VA on Sep 28, 2012.

Quarter 1, 2012 (Anderson, IN): XADS has received a low-rate, initial production (LRIP)) order for several TransXap™ Counter IED systems to be fielded by year end. Details are confidential.

Pete Bitar, CEO, says that "this opportunity to field a meaningful number of systems brings XADS' people an honor and a privilege to make a difference for our nation's warfighters in the field of battle. This step also moves XADS from being an R&D company to a more manufacturing oriented organization. We look forward to growth and successful development of new products as well".

Quarter 2, 2011 (Anderson, IN): XADS has received a contract through the Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) to deliver, integrate and test 4 RoboXap Counter-IED systems for testing and ultimate fielding assessments in Afghanistan. The contract will be complete in September, 2011. RoboXap systems are designed to predetonate IEDs ahead of dismounted patrols, who are the most vulnerable of our troops in Afghanistan.

RoboXap is a low-cost, very cutting edge technology that will help end the scourge of IEDs for our troops and civilians alike who find themselves in harm’s way. We believe this technology could be easily and extensively proliferated to make a real difference in the fight against terrorism.

Quarter 1, 2011 (Anderson, IN): XADS has received a contract through ITT Corporation for the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to deliver 4 TransXap, Counter-IED systems for testing and, if successful, ultimate deployment in theater to destroy roadside bombs.

XADS is extremely pleased to be able to pursue the opportunity to field Xap technology and ultimately help to save lives on the battlefield and help mitigate the effects of Improvised Explosive Devices on our troops and civilians alike.

Quarter 4, 2010 (Anderson, IN): XADS has received an order for its first sale of the TR3 Counter-Piracy, Long-Range Laser system from Maersk Line Ltd. The order was delivered and fielded in December and used to great effect in preventing piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

Maersk has proven to be a great partner in both testing and fielding the TR3 and has set a pioneering example to the industry in deploying cutting-edge technology to help stop the growing piracy threat around the world.

Quarter 3, 2010 (Anderson, IN): Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS), a pioneering producer of electrical discharge counter - improvised explosive device (C-IED) systems and non-lethal laser systems in Anderson, Indiana, would like to welcome Lieutenant General Tom Metz, USA (Ret) to the company’s Advisory Board. 

LTG Metz retired from the Army in Jan 2010 after completing more than 40 years of active duty service on behalf of our country.  His tour of duty prior to retirement was as the Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), leading the DOD organization tasked with finding and fielding ways to defeat the IED threat.  A graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point, LTG Metz joined the Army in 1966 and served with the highest distinction throughout his career in a variety of challenging assignments.  He has commanded operational units at every level, from Platoon to Corps, and as Commander of III Corps he deployed with the Corps to Iraq where he commanded the Multi-National Corps - Iraq in combat.  In addition, LTG Metz Metz holds a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

"I am extremely proud to welcome Lieutenant General Tom Metz to our XADS Advisory Board!", stated Pete Bitar, owner of Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems. " He brings with him a wealth of operational knowledge and competence that spans five decades of dedicated service, coupled with his more recent experience leading the Joint IED Defeat Organization.  The fact that he has an MS in Mechanical Engineering and has taught engineering at West Point add to his already broad knowledge base.  He has already proven himself to be an invaluable advisor with incredible insight, whose counsel will help guide XADS' efforts to develop and field effective C-IED systems for our country's warfighters."

Please direct any questions to Pete Bitar at