The Tactical Edge – Winter Edition – February 2015. US National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).

We have an advertisement on page 20 of the winter edition of The Tactical Edge magazine produced by the US National Tactical Operations Group (NTOA).
The advert is in the form of an article describing how the Ruslyn Pack Reel was developed and put into military service in 2011. The Ruslyn Pack Reel was tested and approved by the NTOA in 2014 and is now a recommended product for use in law enforcement.
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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 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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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

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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.


Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel for SES, Army, Navy and Air Force Use

Ruslyn Cordwheel & Ruslyn Pack reel June 2013 Supplied another shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Victoria State Emergency Service.
Victoria SES use the Ruslyn Cordwheel throughout Victoria regions for handling rope, hose and wire.

Exported a shipment of Pack Reels and Cordwheels to our New Zealand distributor InTELCOM.
InTELCOM supply NZ Army, Navy and Air Force with various types of equipment including the Ruslyn Pack Reel and Ruslyn Cordwheel.

Supplied a large shipment of Ruslyn Cordwheels to Geoscience Australia.
Geoscience Australia will be using both the NATO Cordwheel and Emergency Services Cordwheel for handling their field cables.
Further information available on the uses page

Police Department in Indiana USA

Ruslyn Pack ReelOctober 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


Export sale to Mechron Power Systems Canada

Cordwheel for Energy IndustrySeptember 2011. Another export sale to Mechron Power Systems Canada.
Mechron Power Systems supplies the NATO Ruslyn Cordwheel 8130/661533558 to their defense clients and are a very large international supplier of electrical equipment to industry and the military.
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Tooling for the Ruslyn Pack Reel AUS004754RPR-85 is progressing well and expected production is scheduled to commence by the end of October. There are many potential uses around the world waiting on this innovative mini hand held reeling device. Colours have been finalized with Army and will be a beige spool (8) with khaki (5) centre handle.
Further information at Pack Reel page

Electrical Agencies in Tasmania – distributor of the Ruslyn Cordwheel

Ruslyn Cordwheel & Ruslyn Pack reelAugust 2011. Electrical Agencies in Tasmania have become the latest distributors of the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel. Electrical Agencies will be supplying the Ruslyn Cordwheel and Ruslyn Pack Reel to Tasmanian Emergency Services, Energy Suppliers and Industry. We look forward to a rewarding association with this well respected company.

Trials of the Ruslyn Pack Reel have just been successfully completed by the Australian defence School of Signals. The School is sponsoring the NATO codification of this small reel which will consequently be put into service.

20 EOD Squadron out of Brisbane is using the Ruslyn Pack Reel in trials at Woomera South Australia. This little cable reel is proving to be a very useful piece of equipment for the soldier in the battlefield.

Ruslyn Pack Reel tooling production has commenced here in Sydney and will be completed within 6-8 weeks. Once completed and successfully tested, production will commence and stock distributed to all that have been waiting for this small cable reel. Enquiries have been received from USA, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Peru and Colombia.

Army School of Signals in Victoria

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelJuly 2011. Two Ruslyn pack Reels have been given to the Army School of Signals in Victoria to evaluate their use as a small cable reel to run out short lengths of Don 10 (WD-1A/TT). The Ruslyn pack Reel has now been looked at as an additional piece of mini cable handling kit which will overcome many problems in the field. We are confident that this Australian made mini cable reel will eventually become a standard part of a soldiers kit.

Prototype Ruslyn Pack Reels

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelJune 2011. The Australian Army Combat Engineers have taken 2 prototype Ruslyn Pack Reels on excersize to evaluate functionality. This unique small and lightweight pack reel is used for handling Hook & Line, Detonator Cord, Firing cable and Don 10. The Ruslyn pack Reel is specifically designed to overcome certain problems being experienced by operational defence personnel in Army, Navy and Air Force.

Australian Army commands at Victoria Barracks Sydney

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelDecember 2010 was very interesting as we met with Australian Army Commands at Victoria Barracks Sydney where we were able to demonstrate our small cable reel. The Ruslyn Pack Reel was viewed with much interest by numerous Commanders from various units as they are in need of a mini reel to handle hook & line, firing cable, detonator cord and WD-1A/TT (Don 10). They were excited that a small reel such as the Ruslyn Pack Reel could be made in Australia.

Land Warfare Conference

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelIn November 2010 we attended the Land Warfare Conference where discussions were held with Australian and overseas defence suppliers regarding our small cable reel. We also met with a number of Australian Army personnel and discussed minor changes to the Ruslyn Pack Reel. It was decided to incorporate 2 slots in the rear of this mini cable reel for webbing strap retention.

Australian Industry and Defence Network

Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelOn September 19th we attended the Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) anniversary dinner where we met an Australian army brigadier. Through this contact we were able to meet with a variety of army personnel to discuss the development of the Ruslyn Pack Reel. We were also able to demonstrate the mini cable reel to UK defence.

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Ruslyn NATO Pack ReelRuslyn Holdings Pty Ltd has developed the Ruslyn Pack Reel® which is a small hand held cable reel for use by dismounted infantry. Prototypes have been produced for demonstration to Army. This mini reel meets all the requirements of Defence to handle 100m (328’) of 3.5mm Hook and Line low stretch high strength pull line. It will also handle 75m (246’) firing cable, 35m (115’) detonator cord, 130m (426’) WD-1A/TT (Don 10) communication cable as well as 20m (65’) of 8mm rope. This is an exciting development as no such specialised small cable reel is available to Defence anywhere in the world. The Ruslyn Pack Reel® is a hand held ergonomic mini cable reel which is extremely rugged and weighs under 400 grams. This small cable reel has no metallic components. Ultimately we would like to supply the Ruslyn Pack Reel to US army and USMC as well as all NATO countries. Currently we are looking for a Defence fleet manager to codify the Ruslyn Pack Reel® with a NATO stock number. The part number for the Ruslyn Pack Reel is AUS004754RPR. This small reel is intellectually property protected and will be manufactured in Australia using recyclable materials.