DMO – MAINTENANCE NEWS – 12/2012

No More Tangles

An article written in Maintenance News by Land Systems Division, Land Engineering Agency, Defence Materiel Agency (DMO) December 2012

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelRuslyn NATO Pack ReelFor a number of years combat personnel have been
struggling with organising hook and line, cords
and cables. Soldiers had been using hand held fishing reels, tent pegs and pieces of wood. Ruslyn Holdings have been supplying the Cordwheel, NIN 66-153-3558 (see Figure 1) to the Australian Defence Force since 2006 and although suitable for its intended purpose, it is too large to be carried by the dismounted soldier. In identifying the requirement for a person pack reel, Defence now has a rugged and lightweight mini reel (see Figure 2) that overcomes those combat problems with carrying cords and cables. Primarily designed to meet the requirements of combat engineers, EOD, RASigs and clearance divers, the pack reel is chemical, impact and fire resistant, has no metallic components, is easy to operate, (even when wearing gloves) and can be used in all climatic/environmental conditions. During the initial trials this year, users were very exited with the many applications of the Ruslyn Pack Reel and with this positive responce Trunk Systems  Batteries and Chargers (TSBC) has now introduced into service the Ruslyn Pack Reel, NIN 66-159-6431. The Ruslyn Pack Reel is suitable for carrying:

  • DON-10 (WD-1A/TT)150 m
  • ROPE (10 mm)14 m
  • Hook & Line (3.5 mm)112 m
  • Detonator Cord 38 m

Specifications

  • ¬†Size: 230 mm (diameter) x 62 mm (width)
  • Weight: 375 gm (empty)

Further in formation is available on the Pack Reel page or the Australian Defence Force Logistics Manager