EOD Global Conference Washington DC – July 2015

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.cord wheel



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Samples sent to Vipfish OÜ – Tallinn, Estonia – April 2015

Vipfish OÜ is an Estonian supplier of military equipment. The company is currently working on a tender to supply firing cable and is looking to incorporate the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack reel in the tender.
A sample of both the NATO Cordwheel (NSN) 8130/661533558 and NATO Pack Reel (NSN) 8130/661596431 have been shipped to Estonia for evaluation.
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Visiting Arce Geofisicos Lima Peru December – 2014

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L to R Jose E Arce (founder) and Jose Arce CEO of Arce Geofisicos with Ruslyn Cordwheels ready for field work

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L to R Russell Maddern CEO Ruslyn Holdings, Lyndal Maddern Ruslyn Holdings Company Secretary and Jose Arce CEO Arce Geofisicos

We had the great pleasure of visiting our esteemed client Jose Arce at Arce Geofisicos and meeting his father and staff at the company headquarters in Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
Arce Geofisicos commenced operations in 1960 and was founded by Jose E Arce. The company has over 54 years extensive experience in areas such as Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Arce Geofisicos has completed more than 1140 geophysical surveys, with over 463 mineral deposits, over 116 groundwater aquifers and more than 230 geotechnical surveys studied up to date (October 2013).
The geophysical methods offered for mining, groundwater, engineering and archaeological applications are: self-potential, micro-gravity, magnetics, radio-metrics, induced polarization, electrical resistivity, electro-magnetics, seismic refraction tomography, MASW, ground penetrating radar.
Arce Geofisicos use the Ruslyn Cordwheel extensively in their field operations.

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Visiting Boston Police Special Operations Division – November 2014

Met with two Officers of the Boston Special Operations Division (SWAT) on November 28, 2014 to demonstrate the Ruslyn Pack Reel which is being introduced to the US Special Operations community by the NTOA in the winter edition of The Tactical Edge publication.
I would like to thank the Boston Special Operations Division for their kind hospitality and wish them all a safe and rewarding 2015.
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Visiting Niagara Regional Police Service – November 2014

We met with two senior Police Officers from the Emergency Task Unit, Explosive Disposal Unit, to discuss and demonstate the functions of the Ruslyn Pack Reel. The department was impressed with the concept of this small reel and were going to speak with their supplier CTS in Montreal.
This visit to the Niagara Police Department was very memorable and enjoyable. We wish them all the best for 2015.

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Visiting S4 Tactical & Defence Quebec City – November 2014

Unfortunately after a long return bus trip from Montreal to Quebec City S4 Tactical & Defence was a no show after a pre arranged meeting?
They are now being reviewed as a suitable distributor for the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. We have many distributors around the world and we are very proud of our relationships.
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Visiting CTS Montreal Canada – November 2014

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Sales and Marketing Dept. Tel: +1 450.641.5119 x 5705

On November 20th 2014 we visited our Canadian friends and distributors at CTS in Montreal.
CTS are worldwide suppliers of IED and unexploded ordnance disrupters and are leaders in the industry. CTS proudly uses the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel in their disrupter kits.

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Visiting TETAC Inc. San Diego – November 2014

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Email: Info@TETACinc.com Tel (855)838-2246

On the 17th and 18th of November 2014 we met with Mark Benson of TETAC Inc to discuss marketing of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel to U.S Defense, Homeland Security and Law Enforcement. An advertisement is being published in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) quarterly magazine The Tactical Edge in February 2015. TETAC and Ruslyn Holdings are looking forward to this event as the Pack Reel is now an approved NTOA product.
The Pack Reel is used in Australia by the Australian Federal Police as well as State Law Enforcement.
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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

Maintenance News 2006

This is an article written by the Australian Defence Department in March 2006 just after the Cordwheel was introduced into service.


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The Ruslyn Cordwheel

Reeling problem resolved?

A RODUM articulating a capability deficiency identified there was no lightweight reeling devices available for unit members to order through the system.

RODUM 20011310 and 20011995 refer to the incidence where damage has occurred to deployable fibre optic cables and associated drums. An engineering change proposal (ECP) was raised to solve the problem, and the Ruslyn Cordwheel, NSN 8130/661533558 was identified as a solution.

Another problem identified was that it is simply not practical to use the Battlefield Telecommunication etwork (BTN) 300-metre optical fibre cable assembly when associated communications equipment are located within few metres of the main BTN assemblages.

Another ECP identified the Ruslyn Cordwheel and a 10-metre fibre optic cable will be included in the revised CES for the Circuit Switch Assemblage and SATCOM Terminal Assemblage.

The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a hand held, compact, lightweight (785 grams), rugged and stackable reeling device made from UV stabilised and recyclable impact resistant polypropylene spool and a plastic handle.
Cable can be collected or reeled out quickly and efficiently allowing tangle free safe handling and storage. Ruslyn Cordwheels are able to be stacked vertically or on their sides for easy storage.
The Ruslyn Cordwheel is a simple and easy to deploy reeling device with the potential for many more applications. It has been introduced into service to meet the requirements of the above RODUM and ECP and is open to the rest of the deployable defence user community.

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Whether BCOG will continue to support the capability outside the BTN requirement will depend upon responses from users.
Towards the end of this calendar year (October – November 2006) BCOG will be sending out a questionnaire to the major users requesting feedback on its application.
Some identified applications for the Ruslyn Cordwheel are to reel and store:

  • COMMS (DON10) 350 m
  • Data (CAT 5) 175 m
  • Power Supply 30 m (15 Amp)
  • Rope 50 m (10 mm)
  • Fibre Optic
  • Audio Video cable
  • Air hose
  • wire

Any feedback on the Ruslyn Cordwheel is valued. We need ‘your input’ via RODUM or email to the National Fleet Manager James McCloskey at james.mccloskey @defence.gov.au.

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For more information and the supplier’s details the web site is www.cordwheel.com
Solutions to problems can only be found after the problem has been clearly identified. This trial should identify if the Ruslyn Cordwheel helps with reeling out cable, and whether BTN equipment can be deployed better with the new CES.
The POC is WO2 Martin Fisher, BCOG on tel: (03) 9292 4198 or email: martin.fisher1@defence.gov.au.

Further information available on the uses page

Cordwheel and JP2089

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The NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel NSN 8130/661533558 is now used within JP2089 for handling 100 metres of armor sheathed
fibre optic cable.
This cord wheel has many uses in defence and we are proud that it solves a fibre optic cable problem that was being
experienced by JP2089.

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NATO cord reel with black cord reel and yellow cord reel together with the optional cord reel mount bracket

Further information available on the uses page

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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ThinLight Sweden are developing a portable ThinLight system incorporating the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel.
The cord wheel will be used for longer lengths of the illuminated ThinLight cable and the mini reel for shorter lengths of ThinLight cable.

DSEI 2013

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The Cordwheel and Pack Reel were exhibited at the DSEI 2013 Exposition in London by Distributors EOD UK. Both reels were displayed showing their usage as CIED reels and EOD reels. The Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel are used in CIED and EOD as Hook & Line reels, det cord reels, firing cable reels and communication cable reels. It will be interesting to see follow up by CIED and EOD Personnel post DSEI.