On the 20th March 2018 the Australian Military Sales Catalogue was introduced by the Hon Christopher Pyne MP.
Minister for Defence Industry.
Ruslyn Holdings was selected as an entrant into the catalogue as an exporter of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.
The Hon Christopher Pyne MP at the release of the 2018 Australian Military Sales Catalogue
The Australian Military Sales Catalogue may be viewed at http://www.defence.gov.au/casg/DoingBusiness/Internationalengagementandexportsupport/AustralianMilitarySalesOffice/
All Securit exhibited the Ruslyn Pack Reel at the 2017 Milipol in Paris. All Securit is the distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel and a supplier of equipment to defence and homeland security in Switzerland and France.
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1st shipment of NATO Pack Reels NSN 8130/661596431 in November 2017 to our South African Distributor Northwest Explosive Technologies. Hopefully many more to come.
Cell:+27 (0) 82 311 5974
Vipfish OÜ is the Estonian distributor of the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel
Vipfish OÜ Estonia is a defense supplier to Latvian Defense and other defense organizations in the Baltic. Recently Vipfish OÜ received an order from Latvia Defense for firing cables fitted to the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel, proudly manufactured in Australia.
USA National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) completes testing and evaluation of the Ruslyn Cordwheel
Tester 1 of 2
Tested by a member from Wisconsin
Ease of Use 4
Cleaning & Maintenance 4
Individual Score 4.55
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is the absolute best way to store, deploy, and pick up rope, cable, wire, det cord, shock tube and small-diameter hose. The design is simple, but brilliant. Reeling in couldn’t be easier. Since receiving this reel for testing, I have browsed stores for similar products to compare it to. There are many look-a-likes on the market, but they feel cheap and fragile in my hands when compared to the Ruslyn. The Ruslyn has survived drops from waist height onto concrete while loaded with 50 feet of air hose. The design allows for easy stacking for organized storage of multiple reels. After testing this reel, I wanted to purchase one for every cord, hose, rope and linear object on our truck. The only negative thing I have to say about this product is the sticker shock when I shopped for more. The price is steep, but I guess you get what you pay for!
Tester 2 of 2
Tested by a member from Missouri
Ease of Use 5
Cleaning & Maintenance 5
Individual Score 5
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a versatile reel and can be used for numerous applications. I especially feel the option of stacking several wheels is handy, even though I only had one. I could see this feature being beneficial by taking up a smaller footprint. Putting electrical cord is nice even though it recommends unwinding it all. I see why this is important with electrical cord. The electrical cord winds fairly easily and keeps it from getting tangled. The wheel could be used for phone line for a negotiator phone for and extended reach as most phones have their own wheel/roller. If my department had rolls of rope in each patrol car, this would be beneficial to keep the rope neat and tidy while in the trunk of a cruiser for rescues. I actually might let the Lake Patrol Officer use it on the boat in the summer. The center where you grab and reel the wheel is very easy to use and a great design. It makes quick work of winding. I believe this might be of use for SWAT teams, along with the smaller version. Can’t wait to see if it is beneficial for the SWAT or Lake Patrol. I believe this would work well for crime scene tape and is definitely a better option than the boxes the tape comes in.
Black – part number AUS004754-11
NATO stock number (NSN) 8130/661533558 part number AUS004754-61
NATO recently delivered 1000 sets of firing cable which were supplied on the Australian manufactured Ruslyn Pack Reel.
Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be part of this supply.
Ruslyn Pack Reel in operation in Iraq – supplied by EOD UK
Cunningham Boats located in Pincher Creek Alberta Canada has just released the Cunningham Chironomid, a fly fishing trimaran with a central canoe hull designed for stability and comfort. This unique lightweight boat incorporates 2 Ruslyn Pack Reels as the anchor reel system.
The Founder Joe Cunningham has tested this boat under all conditions where it has proven to be a very stable and safe water craft. Cunningham Boats can be contacted at:
Pincher Creek, AB,CA
The United States National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) summer edition of The Tactical Edge publishes the testing results for the Ruslyn Pack Reel on page 72 which is a good review with a score of 4
The NTOA Member Tested & Recommended Program is a valuable program highlighting equipment available to law enforcement in the USA.
A recent image of a United States public safety diver using the Ruslyn Pack Reel in underwater training. The Pack Reel is used to deploy hook and line, det cord, firing cable, paracord, communication cables, wire and rope.
The Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated.
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
TETAC Inc is the USA Distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
As a supplier to the US Navy, TETAC has produced a unique underwater kit which incorporates both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
US Navy Underwater kit
Our distributor in the UK exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel at the 2015 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 15 – 18 September 2015.
EOD UK together with Guartel Technologies is a supplier of defence equipment to the UK Ministary of Defence (MOD). EOD UK have been supplying the Cord Wheel and Pack Reel to various areas within UK military for a number of years.
Our shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® has just been received by Vipfish OÜ in Tallinn Estonia
Vipfish OÜ specializes in the supply of special equipment and materials for the Defense, Police and Rescue Board in Estonia.
Vipfish OÜ are offering Ruslyn Cordwheel® and Ruslyn Pack Reel® as the best solution for cable management to their clients. Vipfish OÜ may be contacted at:
telephone number +372 5309 7201
TETAC Incorporated are the US Cordwheel and Pack Reel distributors for Ruslyn Holdings Australia and are attending the 2015 EOD Global Conference in Washington DC in late July. TETAC will be meeting many existing and prospective uses of both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel and demonstating the unique products that they supply to the EOD/CIED community.
The United States National Tactical Officers Association has successfully completed field testing of the Ruslyn Pack Reel and it is now recommended as an approved product.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel is recommended by NTOA for use with hook and line cord, firing cable, detonator cord, paracord, comm lines and throw phone cable.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel is distributed in the United States by TETAC Incorporated
TETAC Incorporated is a disabled, veteran owned small business. TETAC consists of experienced engineers and explosive experts, who together, work to develop tools, tactics, and materials that increase the performance and safety of first responders and military personnel. TETAC has waterfront training facilities located in San Diego, CA. Manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in San Diego, CA and Oakland, CA.
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
EOD UK exhibited Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on the Guartel Technologies stand at the London Counter Terror Expo held 29-30 April 2014.
EOD UK is our distributor in the UK.
Cliff Wright MIExpE
EOD UK Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1634 581525
Mobile: +44 (0)7780 990062
The General Services Administration (GSA) is an independent agency of the United States Government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies, and other management tasks.
TETAC Incorporated located in San Diego California has applied to have the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel listed on the GSA Schedule. Once listed, the GSA Schedule will enable purchasing of the Cordwheel (cord reel) and Pack Reel (small reel) by government departments including the DoD, an easy process.
TETAC are currently meeting in Virginia with the EOD Equipment Review Board. The board consists of all 4 branches located at NAVTECHDIV. The Cordwheel and Pack Reel will be demonstrated to the Equipment Review Board. The Cordwheel (cord reel) will be demonstrated as a rugged hand held reel which can handle and store many types of cables, rope and wire. The cord reel will also be demonstrated as a large tactical pull line reel. This reel was developed in Australia to meet requirements of the Australian Defence Force and is used by Army, Navy and Air Force. The green cord reel is NATO codified NSN 8130/661533558. The black cord reel is used in AV and deep clearance diving. The yellow cord reel is used in any area where high visibility of equipment is required.
The Pack Reel (small reel) is being demonstrated to the Equipment Review Board as a hand held lightweight rugged mini reel developed for the dismounted soldier. This small reel was developed in Australia to meet requirements for EOD/CIED, search, combat engineers, clearance divers and sigs. As a mini hand held reel it is currently used worldwide by Army, Navy and Air Force. The Pack Reel is used as a hook & line small reel in medium tactical pull line kits, as a detonator cord small reel, a firing cable small reel, a small rope reel and signals cable small reel.
TETAC Incorporated may be contacted at:
2726 Shelter Island Drive,
#132 San Diego, CA 92106
Tel (855) 838-2246
TETAC Incorporated Cordwheel and Pack Reel product information
NATO Pack Reel
Black Pack Reel
Visited the EOD team at US Marine Corps Base Hawaii to demonstrate the Ruslyn Pack Reel.
This mini EOD reel is used worldwide by EOD, search, combat engineers, special forces and clearance divers as a hook & line small reel, det cord small reel, firing cable small reel and many other uses where small lengths of coil able products are used.
NATO stock number (NSN)
EOD United Kingdom have a shipment of NATO Cord reels on order to supply the MOD. This shipment is traveling by sea freight and should arrive in the UK early March.
EOD UK supply both the Cordwheel and Pack Reel to EOD and CIED units within British Army, Navy and Air Force. The Cord reel is used as a comms reel, firing cable reel, det cord reel, rope reel and power supply cable reel. The Pack Reel is used as an army engineers small reel, search mini reel, EOD small reel, sigs small reel and as a clearance divers mini reel. This small reel is used for handling det cord, firing cable, hook and line as well as a small anchor rope reel.
Ruslyn Pack Reel
NATO stock number (NSN)
- Ruslyn Cordwheel
TETAC Inc USA have a large shipment of black Ruslyn Cordwheel AUD004754-11 on the way to San Diego to supply their military and industrial clients.
TETAC Inc being Ruslyn Holdings USA distributor supply the cord reel to EOD/CIED, Army, Navy, USMC, Air Force and clearance divers. TETAC Inc have also been successful in supplying the black cord reel to the audio visual industry in Hollywood.
As well as military supply, TETAC Inc are also promoting the Ruslyn Pack Reel to the US kayak fishing industry. This small reel is absolutely ideal for use as a kayak small anchor rope reel to increase the safety of kayak fishermen who have a constant safety problem with tangled kayak anchor rope when their kayak accidentally turns over.
Ruslyn Pack Reel
USA cord reel and small reel distributors
TETAC Inc USA may be contacted at www.tetacinc.com
Tel: +1 855 838 2246
REELING IN DEFENCE
When you think of SME’s, they don’t come any smaller than Ruslyn Holdings Pty Ltd.
Established in Sydney in 1989, Ruslyn is a family owned company employing just four people.
The company has been working as a Defence Recognised Supplier since 2005.
With Projected ramp-up in DMO procurement activity over the next 10 to 15 years, Ruslyn is
typical of enterprises that may play a larger part in supplying to DMO during replacement or update
to a huge part of the ADF’s capabilities.
Being a small personalised company, the staff who run the company know everything about their
products, and are involved across the board in assembly, packing and distribution. It also enables
them to maintain a high quality product, right through from research and development, to
manufacturing, to production.
Ruslyn are able to maintain an up close and personal relationship with Defence and DMO and use
this to their advantage by corresponding personally with numerous areas in Defence to promote
awareness of their company and products.
The company’s mission is to supply high quality Mil spec, ergonomic, hand held reeling devices to
Worldwide Defence, Emergency Services, Aerospace, Mining, Maritime, Broadcast, Energy,
Geophysics and other industries.
They are responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the Ruslyn Cordwheel primarily to
Defence and Emergency Services. The reel is used by Army, Navy and Air Force in Signals,
Battlespace Communications, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Clearance Diving, Special Operations
and Aerospace. It is currently being used in the Middle East.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is an ergonomic hand held, compact, Lightweight (785 grams), rugged and
stackable reeling device for the efficient handing and storage of cable, rope, hose, wire, chain and
The reel is UV stabalised and recyclable impact resistant polypropylene spool and plastic handle.
Cable can be collected or reeled out quickly and efficiently allowing tangle free safe handling and
Ruslyn Cordwheels are able to be stacked vertically or on their sides for easy storage. The reel is a
simple and easy to deploy reelinf device with potential for many mor applications. It has been
introduced into service and is open to the rest of the deployable defence community.
Current customers of the reel are Defence Materiel Organisation, Rural Fire Service, State
Emergency Service and Police and Rescue.
The targets for Ruslyn Holdings at present are the Australian Defence Force and Emergency
Services, as well as NATO member countries including United States Department of Defense, and
the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence. Recently the company has been listed as a supplier to the
New Zealand Defence Force, with the first shipment of reels being sent early November.
One of the many uses for the Ruslyn Cordwheel in Battlespace Communications for WD-1TT
cable, optical fibre and cat cable
Further information is available on the Defence page
May 2013. Exported the 1st shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels and Ruslyn Cordwheels to our UK distributor EOD UK.
EOD UK will be supplying the Pack Reel and Cordwheel to United Kingdom Defence.
Users will be EOD, Combat Engineers, Search, Special Forces, Sigs and Clearance Divers.
Supplied a quantity of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SAAB Systems Australia.
SAAB Systems will be using the Ruslyn Cordwheel as part of a supply of equipment to Defence.
Further information available on the uses page
December 2012 Exhibited with our distributor XTEK at the Australian Bomb Data Centre Conference in Sydney.
Much interest was shown by overseas visitors in the Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel which are used together as hand held reels with IED disposal and detection equipment. Both these reels are used as hook & line reels as well as det cord reels and firing cable reels. The Ruslyn Pack Reel is a particularly useful mini reel for EOD personnel when a small EOD reel is required
Further information available on the Product Uses page
Further information available on uses page
2012. SecureTech Conference and Tradeshow – Ottawa Canada SecureTech 2012, a two day public safety and security omnibus Conference and Exhibit, organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) held on October 30-31 2012, in conjunction with a major 20,000 square foot exhibit at the new Ottawa Convention Centre. SecureTech 2012 focused on three nations Canada, the UK and the US that share the majority of the same security and public safety concerns.
Ruslyn Holdings was represented by S4 Tactical and Defence who are distributing the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in Canada. The Pack Reel and Cord Reel were displayed showing capabilities as a hook & line reel, firing cable reel, det cord reel, comms cable reel and rope reel to Defense and Security.
Further information available at Uses page and Pack Reel page
November 2012. Exported a quantity of Ruslyn Pack Reels to U.S Army 221st EOD in Kuwait. 221st EOD will be using the Pack Reel for deploying hook and line, firing cable, det cord and comms cable. We are glad to be of service to the U.S Army with our mini reel.
More information available on Pack Reel page
October / November 2012. Attended the Australian Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne where our Distributors Xtek Ltd exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in both NATO colours and black. Much interest was shown by end users looking for a quality hand held cable reel such as the Cordwheel and a mini reel such as the Pack Reel.
Further information available on Uses page
August 2012. Shipment of black Cordwheel as well as Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to Victoria Police for use in EOD.
Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.
Export shipment of black Cordwheel to Lithuania for use in the Audio Video industry.
More information available on Uses page
July 2012. Shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 to Australian Department of Defence for use by Army, Navy and Air Force.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596433 to SELEX Galileo in the United Kingdom for use in a defence project.
Export shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 to United States Air Force EOD.
The Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130/661596431 which is a small and lightweight reel is proving of great interest to the United States Military.
Further information available on the Defence page
June 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Hema- Quebec in Montreal Canada. They will be using these reels in their blood and tissue laboratories.
Supplied Ruslyn Cordwheels and Pack Reels to Saab Systems Australia. They will be using these reels for the handling of sensitive cabling within Defence.
Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to North Dallas Radiation Oncology Center in Texas USA. They will be using these reels for handling specialised cabling in their radiation treatment rooms.
Further information available on the Users page
May 2012. Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to Ohio USA for deployment of Kayak anchor rope. This small cable reel is invaluable in the safe handling of Kayak anchor rope.
Exported a shipment of Ruslyn Pack Reels to the New Zealand Defence Force. NZDF will be using this mini reel to assist defence personnel with the handling of hook and line, detonator cord, shock tube, firing cable and comms cable. Ruslyn Holdings is proud to be assisting the NZDF with this small line reel.
Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to SES Victoria who use these reels for deployment of cables and ropes throughout the state.
April 2012. Supplied a shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels and Ruslyn Pack Reels to Explosive Protection Equipment in South Australia. EPE will be using these reels in their highly skilled and dangerous field of explosive ordnance disposal training schools
March 2012. The following article has been written in the Austin Bass Fishing on-line forum in the USA:
High Tech / Small / Military Grade Anchor Rope Cord Reel – Ideal for Kayaks!
I’ve finally found the ultimate anchor rope management cord wheel. Anchor rope management is a big problem for me and I have a Ranger Z19 bass boat. I’ve started fishing more open water, and anchor frequently when I find a hump or other structure that is holding fish. I hate having anchor rope all over the front deck, particularly when I am fishing or burning across the water at high speeds. It’s quite dangerous and a big hassle!
I’ve scoured the Internet looking for a small reel that is durable, and just haven’t been able to find anything. About six months ago, I found this company in Australia called Ruslyn Holdings that was creating a small cord wheel for military combat engineers, search
and rescue, special operations, etc.
This particular reel called the Ruslyn Pack Reel just came out of beta, and is now patented and being distributed in cases of 25 reels
to military organizations. I begged the Ruslyn CEO to sell me one reel, but he wouldn’t do it. But I kept begging him…
Finally he agreed to sell me 3 reels, which I received a few days ago. These things are awesome!
March 2012. Our export of Ruslyn Cordwheels has finally been delivered to our valued customer CTS in Canada. Delivery also arrived in Peru for our good friends at Arce Geofisicos.
Many samples of the Ruslyn Pack Reel have been made to prospective buyers in many parts of the world including Canada, USA, Peru and Hawaii.
February 2012. The Ruslyn Pack Reel NSN 8130-66-159-6431 is finally in production and in service with Australian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Exports of the Ruslyn pack Reel have been made to Canada and the USA
Supplies of the Ruslyn pack Reel have also been delivered to Tasmania, Victoria and NSW.
December 2011. The Ruslyn Pack Reel tooling is almost complete and we expect production to commence around mid January. This small reel has now been Codified by the Defence Department and has been given the NATO Stock Number 8130/661596431. We are accepting pre-production orders.
Further information available on Pack Reel page
October 2011. We have received our first overseas order for the Ruslyn Pack Reel® from a Police Department in Indiana USA.
This Police Department will be using the Pack Reel® in their SWAT Team as a mini hook & line, firing cable mini reel, det cord mini reel and signals cable mini reel. Tool machining is on schedule and production of the Pack Reel® will commence within 3 weeks.
Another shipment of the Ruslyn Cordwheel® has just been delivered to the Australian Defence Department for distribution to Army, navy and Air Force where it is used for multiple purposes.
Further in formation is available at Uses page and Pack Reel page