VANCOUVER, B.C. – (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the United States launch of its newly engineered Tactical Shield Cover, a universal electrically conducted conversion kit for tactical shields. Incorporating the Company’s proprietary No-Contact Electro Muscular Disruption (“EMD”) technology, the patent-pending Tactical Shield Cover elevates a shield carrier’s ability to maintain control and defeat forward aggression and is ideal for crowd control, detainee operations, cell extractions, and incident management.
Conceptualized by industry-leading textile and integration experts with PTF Innovations – Mission Ready’s product research & development division – in conjunction with the US Army Special Operations Command, the Tactical Shield Cover was unveiled at the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, Las Vegas, NV in Jan 2016, a publicly-restricted show attended by over 64,000 industry-related individuals. The Shot Show launch garnered tremendous interest from military, first-responder and law enforcement personnel. Combined with a visible, audible and voltage charge, the EMD technology – a critical component of the Tactical Shield Cover – provides an alternative solution that can minimize casualties and collateral damage.
The global riot control system market over the next few years is expected to exhibit a significant growth rate exceeding 5% during 2014-2020. The global riot control system market was estimated to be $3.8 Billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $5 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 5.27%” according to a January 2015 article on MarketsAndMarkets.com. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/riot-control-systems-market-121726213.html)
PTF Innovations CTO, Francisco J. Martinez, commented, “The development of a modular shield cover with No-Contact Implemented has been a breakthrough product development born from insight by our elite special operations community and federal correctional facilities. Their input, together with recent user evaluations, has demonstrated a capability that doesn’t exist in the marketplace. The initial soft product launch at the SHOT Show 2016 validated the interest and potential sales from the global relevant communities and we are now maturing our supply and manufacturing chain with an aim to begin product sales in mid 2016.”
The proprietary EMD technology, combined with PTF’s unmatched textile integration capabilities, transforms standard riot control and tactical shields – including those used by correctional facilities – into a highly-controllable tactical system with a removable, lightweight and durable cover. The modular design includes a fully detachable electronics system that easily packs away for storage or cleaning. Equipped with a convenient push button trigger switch to deploy the electrical current according to the operational scenario, the Tactical Shield Cover can be ordered to fit nearly all industry-standard tactical shields.
Protect the Force Innovations continues to push the envelope to deliver advanced textiles with embedded electronics for increased personal protection.
More information on the Tactical Shield Cover can be viewed on the Company’s 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, Mission Ready 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
Mission Ready’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 MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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