Mission Ready’s Protect The Force Wins TEEX Award

VANCOUVER, B.C. – October 27, 2016 – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: MRS) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Protect The Force Inc. is the winner of the US DoD’s Defense to Response (D2R) Technology Program.  D2R is the Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative’s (DPSI) Technology Transition Program that identifies three technologies, annually, and provides the full services of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Product Development Center (TEEX PDC) to commercialize these technologies to enhance public safety and homeland security.

Protect the Force traveled as one of 11 Finalists to College Station, Texas to participate in the Defense to Response Technology Showcase. After two rounds of judging, Protect the Force presented their Flex9Armor™ technology to a final panel of judges and was selected to receive $110,000 worth of services from TEEX PDC.

Flex9Armor™, first developed and adopted by the U.S. Military, is comprised of a family of protective garments that provide stringent levels of ballistic protection and          are simultaneously lightweight and flexible. Traditional Armor lacks coverage of the arms, chest and neck region of the body, and current additional protection for these areas adds weight and reduces mobility. Flex9Armor™ incorporates a network of NIJ Level II and IIIA body armor panels into a breathable anti-microbial material that is 30% lighter than conventional armor. Integrating all of these features into one combined garment makes Flex9Armor™ a superior option for first responders.

Last year alone, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (“TEEX”) served more than 168,000 people from every U.S. state and territory and 82 countries worldwide. TEEX is a leader in the delivery of emergency response, homeland security and workforce training and exercises, technical assistance, and economic development. The Product Development Center at TEEX utilizes these resources and networks to test, develop and launch products using the proven Think, Build, Sell method. Through the D2R Program, PDC will provide Protect the Force with market intelligence, product testing and a TEEX TESTED® report, business and responder mentors, and access to investors.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Preparedness Support Initiative (DPSI), in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, coordinates DoD efforts to identify, evaluate, deploy and transfer technology, items and equipment to Federal, state and local first responders. The Defense to Response Technology Program is sponsored and supported by DPSI.

“We are extremely honored to have been chosen for this program and proud of a product that we believe will make a difference to the first responder community here at home and around the world” states Francisco Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, MRS.

For further information, visit MissionReady.ca or contact:

Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Telephone: 1.877.479.7778

Mission Ready Services Inc.

(signed “Rod Reum”)

Rod Reum,
President & CEO

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “project”, “budget”, “schedule”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “might”, “should” or variations of such words or similar words or expressions. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Mission Ready Services Inc. as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Mission Ready Services Inc. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable. Although Mission Ready Services Inc. has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  Mission Ready Services Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Mission Ready Launches New Tactical Body Armor Solution

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the recent launch of its new Flex9Armor, a patent-pending Next Generation Body Armor solution that provides enhanced range of motion without compromising wearer protection.

Displaying a size large, weighing 3.2 lbs., the Protect the Force, Flex9Armor Tactical Shirt was unveiled at the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, Las Vegas, NV in Jan 2016.  The SHOT show is a publicly restricted show attended by over 64,000 industry related individuals. Flex9Armor provides built-in and rapidly deployable NIJ Certified Level II (.357 Magnum and 9mm) and Level IIIA (.44 Magnum and 9mm) protection in the yoke, collar, and deltoids for an impressively lightweight, modular, and flexible ballistic solution.

Co-developed with the US Army Natick Soldier Research and Engineering Center and launched by Protect the Force Inc., the Flex9Armor tactical solution is ideal for breaching operations, tight spaces, first-responder protection, and training exercises.  While the Flex9Armor is designed specifically for physically demanding conditions, the low-profile ‘exoskeleton’ design maintains comfort and full functionality for greater articulation in the shoulder and deltoid region.

During the testing and evaluation phase, a US Marshal explains his experience wearing Flex9Armor during several tactical operations. “I conducted building entries, spent time on the range and did shotgun and explosive breaching wearing the Flex9Armor. It was very comfortable and functional. Most of the time, I didn’t notice the weight or even realize I was wearing a ballistic shirt.”

Unlike the conventional armor panels on the market today, the Flex9Armor is virtually unnoticeable under the standard armor vest, providing maximum readiness and optimal protection for the wearer.  As an added benefit, the ballistic panels can be easily removed for decontamination.  The material is breathable, anti-microbial and moisture wicking.  Flex9Armor is available with flame resistant options upon request and comes in OD Green, Black and Multi-Cam colors with standard sizes ranging from Small to Extra Large.

More information on Flex9Armor can be viewed on the Company’s new PTF Innovations website at http://PTFInnovations.com.

About Protect the Force Inc.
Protect the Force is a strategic consulting firm specializing in providing leading manufacturers with relationship management, product development, acquisition & contracting expertise, and sales & marketing support geared towards successfully selling to the U.S. Federal Government.

Protect the Force has a robust infrastructure comprised of a network of industry professionals, an efficiently-coordinated supply chain, an unparalleled dealer organization, and a leading edge research and development faculty and offers over 100 years of combined experience in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responder and tactical markets through open-market procurements, teaming arrangements and a variety of federal contract tools.

About Mission Ready
MRSI’s mission is to save lives and enhance the performance of military personnel, first responders, and those who protect us by working to ensure they are equipped with the best possible personal protective equipment.

Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, MRSI has three distinct, synergistic operating divisions:

  • Strategic consulting services and manufacturers representation
  • Equipment inspection, cleaning/decontamination and repair services of personal protection equipment
  • Product research and development

MRSI’s management team offers over 100 years of combined industry experience and is composed of industry experts in developing products, contracting, and selling to the federal government, first responders and tactical markets through open market procurements, teaming arrangements, and a variety of federal contract tools.

For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca or contact:

Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Telephone: 1.877.479.7778

Mission Ready Services Inc.

(signed “Rod Reum”)

Rod Reum,
President & CEO

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “expect”, “intend”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “project”, “budget”, “schedule”, “may”, “will”, “could”, “might”, “should” or variations of such words or similar words or expressions. Forward-looking information is based on reasonable assumptions that have been made by Mission Ready Services Inc. as at the date of such information and is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Mission Ready Services Inc. to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable. Although Mission Ready Services Inc. has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  Mission Ready Services Inc. does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Texas A&M Engineering – Flex9Armor

Two resources that are virtually unmatched at TEEX are our access to first responder SMEs and realistic training facilities,” Holt said. “When these two resources are combined with our long-standing partnership with Texas Center for Applied Technology, we add engineering expertise to develop and execute testing protocols for some of the most innovative technologies in first response. For this reason we can proudly offer all technologies selected for DPSI’s Technology Transfer Program to become TEEX TESTED®.

 

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“In the next phase, TEEX will guide the companies through a continuous product development cycle of Think, Build, Sell. The focus will be on prototype development, first responder customization, and potential integration with existing first responder systems,” said Caleb Holt, manager of the TEEX PDC.

 

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Source:
www.teex.org