Honolulu Police Department Bomb Squad May 14, 2015

On our recent visit to the island of Oharu in Hawaii we met with the Honolulu Bomb Squad team to introduce the Ruslyn Pack Reel. They were unaware of the article written in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) winter edition of The On Target magazine and were going to obtain a copy. The team were impressed with our small reel and we left them with a sample of the NATO Pack Reel and black Pack Reel. We were invited to visit them when next in Hawaii.
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Land Forces – Brisbane Australia – September 2014

Ruslyn Holdings attended Land Forces Brisbane Australia on September 22 – 25 and exhibited the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel with our distributor XTEK Limited.
XTEK had a large stand exhibiting products from numerous suppliers and many very interesting people including users of the Cordwheel and Pack Reel visited the stand . Our Canadian distributor CTS also attended and displayed their EOD products. It was a pleasure meeting the CEO of CTS after so many years of working together.
All in all it was a most successful expo.

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The busy XTEK stand at Land Forces 2014 Brisbane Australia
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SIG SAUER was a very popular exhibitor on the XTEK stand
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CTS CEO Marin Tanase came all the way from Canada to exhibit their EOD disrupter. One of many products CTS manufactures. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel are visible in the background
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Some of the XTEK team members demonstrating products on the stand
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End of a long tiring day. Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on display

USA National Tactical Officers Association – June 2014

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

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EMEX New Zealand 31st May 2014

Our New Zealand distributors InTELCOM exhibited at the Engineering, Machinery and Electronics Exhibition (EMEX) May 31st – June 2nd at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland.
InTELCOM displayed both the Cordwheel and the Pack Reel at this Expo.
InTELCOM Services Ltd has been supplying a range of RF and tactical solutions to New Zealand Defence, Govt, Telcos and the Broadcasting sector since 1960. They have strong ties with Defence and other key Govt agencies supplying a range of specialist equipment. InTELCOM offer a local marketing, sales, installation, manufacturing, repair and technical support in New Zealand with a proven track record. They also have a full cable manufacturing and repair capability up to 30GHz.
www.intelcomservices.com Tel: +64 4 586 1212
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London Counter Terror Expo April 2014

EOD UK exhibited Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel on the Guartel Technologies stand at the London Counter Terror Expo held 29-30 April 2014.

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EOD UK is our distributor in the UK.
Cliff Wright MIExpE
Tel: +44 (0)1634 581525
Mobile: +44 (0)7780 990062


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GSA Schedule March 2014

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.
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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.
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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

EOD UK NATO Cordwheel shipment

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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.

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TETAC Inc USA Cordwheel Shipment

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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.

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USA cord reel and small reel distributors

TETAC Inc USA may be contacted at www.tetacinc.com
Tel: +1 855 838 2246

United Kingdom Distributor

An introduction to our United Kingdom distributor – EOD UK

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EOD UK recently joined our worldwide distributor network to promote the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Pack Reel.
EOD UK specialises in explosive ordnance disposal, counter terrorist,  search, improvised explosive device disposal, maritime, aviation and venue security.
The EOD UK client base includes non-government organisations, military, media, manufacturing companies, commercial EOD companies, security companies, the financial sector and facilities management companies.
For further information contact Cliff Wright Director EOD UK Ltd
email: info@eoduk.com
Tel: +44 (0) 1634 581525

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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


  •  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

DMO – On Target

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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
barrier tape.
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.

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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