Posts Tagged ‘Canada’
Ottawa-based Panacis Inc. is expanding its local presence to go full-steam ahead with commercialization of its new military battery system following financial contributions from investors and taxpayers.
“The FedDev Ontario investment supports engineering and marketing development activities, which are both essential to the successful launch of the Soldier Sharepack product into international markets,” stated Panacis CEO Janet Mason.
After raising a funding round of $1.2 million from members of the Capital Angel Network, Panacis attracted $613,457 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, known as FedDev Ontario, through its program that matches 50 per cent of investor contributions.
The funding will be used to fund the Soldier Sharepack, a wearable energy storage system that garners additional battery power from a user’s movement and renewable sources such as solar.
Panacis also plans to hire up to 15 additional full-time employees in Ottawa to scale up its manufacturing capabilities, according to the release.
The initial batch of custom camouflage Deceptex uniforms is ready for shipment. Manufactured by the Canadian company TacWear, these uniforms use a light weight (6.50 oz./yd2) 70/30 Polyester/Cotton Twill with 15%-18% woven-in stretch and are laid out similar to the new Enhanced Combat Uniform cut being adopted for Canadian Forces.
I received this email last night from the Canadian company 2 Cent Tactical. As a side project they develop morale products that they sell to raise money for Wounded Warrior Canada Unfortunately, copies of their designs are showing up and naturally, any money raised from teh sale of any counterfeits goes in someone’s pocket and not to the intended recipients; Canada’s wounded troops.
As some of you may know outside of reviews 2 Cent Tactical does various little side projects like patches and shemaghs to raise money for Wounded Warrior Canada. These are not done with profit in mind in the least and were just something done to help out. I got an email from a friend who runs a store up here in Canada that he had been contacted and I might be interested in the email. It turns out another company has seen fit to attempt to sell my shemagh (the one bearing the maple leaf skull from my logo). Ignoring the fact that my design is being ripped off and someone is making money from it, the real piss off is that people may associate it with what we are doing. We plan to do another run of these and have them available at several retailers (more to be announced when they get ordered and make the journey to my office). These shemaghs will be sold having 30 percent of the sale price immediately go to towards Wounded Warrior. The rest just goes back into other patch designs for now with the eventual hope to be able to use all excess money for Christmas care packages for the guys heading outside the wire. I never set out to do this to make any money and I have striven to continue that as things have evolved. So if you are a store and you do get contacted by anyone but me to sell these things please do the right thing and get in contact with me instead. Also in order to distinguish our shemaghs from the ones that are currently ripping us off we will include a color matched logo patch with each shemagh sent to retailers.
I never really expected to have to write one of these but I am glad people in this industry have integrity and look out for each other.
From the Great White North comes Drop Zone Tactical’s Tyrannus Over Suit.
Manufactured from UV resistant polyester, the Tyrannus Over Suit is generously cut to fit over your clothing system. The jacket hood is fully adjustable. additionally, there are side access zips as well as two flapped “slash ports” on the front along with elasticized cuffs and a split tail design as seen on traditional military winter parkas. The high waisted trouser features a quick release, “self centering suspender” which uses a dual adjustable side release buckle to clip the suspenders together. Finally, there are pass through cargo pockets on the legs.
Available now featuring Hyde Definition’s PenCott-Snowdrift™ camouflage pattern in two sizes. Medium fits small to large and Large fits large through XX-Large.
Daniel Defense, Inc. has announced a new partnership with Wolverine Supplies, located in Virden, Manitoba, who will act as the Exclusive Canadian Distributor for Daniel Defense rifles, rails and accessories.
“This newly formed partnership between Daniel Defense and Wolverine Supplies is exciting,” exclaims Daniel Defense VP of Sales & Marketing, Jay Duncan. “This collaborative effort is necessary for growth of the Daniel Defense brand throughout the Canadian provinces and territories.”
Wolverine Supplies will be importing 1000 rifles throughout the 2013 calendar year. Additionally, they will handle all warranty claims and repair for Canadian customers. “We are really looking forward to being responsible for bringing the complete line of Daniel Defense products into Canada,” says John Hipwell, President of Wolverine Supplies. “We have sold their rails since they were first available, and now our new partnership will allow us to stock their full range of Carbines. Pat and myself visited Daniel Defense’s manufacturing facility last year and were extremely impressed with their state of the art production, including very high quality hammer forged barrels. This year is going to prove very interesting.”
Last Summer we told you about the True Patriot Love Foundation’s March to the Top of the Himalayas with 12 wounded Canadian Soldiers. They had completed their ascent in October and were sponsored by Arc’teryx LEAF. CBC made a documentary about the trip. If you didn’t catch it last night, make sure to tune in to the CBC documentary “March to the Top” this evening.
Monday, February 18th, on CBC (8pm EST).
A couple of weeks ago we wrote about the TRACE Systems Green Kit from Canada’s CTOMS. We were impressed that someone had produced a great rack setup for military mountaineers but some readers complained about the tactical color of the gear.
On CTOMS’ Private Bloggins site, they addressed some of the issues raised on SSD in a post entitled, “What Color is Your Rack?” What we love about their piece is that they went out and demonstrated the reason they developed the green kit in the first place by sharing photos of climbers with commercial climbing gear. It’s definitely worth a read whether you are a military mountaineer or just interested in camouflage.
Rampart International Corp.
Rampart International Corp. is Canada’s leading supplier of Operational Equipment to military, Special Forces, Law Enforcement, and first responder operators. We select only the industries best equipment in each category to offer to our operators. Some of our exclusive brands include Mystery Ranch, Source Hydration, INFORCE, Laser Devices, S&S Precision, Wild Things Tactical, Browe, High Ground Gear, NFM, Defenshield and M-Tek. Our equipment offering covers the spectrum from small arms systems and components to combat clothing, PPE, electro-optics, medical/survival and tactical equipment.
Rampart currently sells via three channels 1) Direct to agency 2) Dealers 3) Online sales. We have over twenty dealers across Canada and our online store allows the public direct access to over 200 items stocked and shipped quickly from Ottawa.
Furthermore, we have some very exciting news for 2013; Rampart will be manufacturing its own line of products; designed, developed, engineered, manufactured and tested in Canada. More details in March 2013!
We are strategically located in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario. This allows us to be in close proximity to the military, Special Forces and Federal Police.
Rampart was born in the summer of 2010.
Frustrated with the status quo and myopic attitude that was present in the market; it was time to do it better. Rampart’s motto is “advancing the operator” – we take this task very seriously. This means offering the finest equipment available matched with unparalleled service and support. We know who we are working for, and do everything possible to expedite for our customers.
This year at Shot Show 2013, Cadex will be located at booth 13167 with new products to show including:
Also, dealers, look for a Super Discount for the entire period of the Shot Show 2013. Up to 30 % off of the MSRP for the Cadex Strike Dual Chassis.