VANCOUVER, B.C. – Mission Ready Services Inc. (TSX-V: MRS) – Mission Ready Services Inc. (“Mission Ready” or “MRSI”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Protect The Force, Inc. (“PTF” or “Protect The Force”), has been awarded a 14 month, USD $120,000 sub-recipient contract (the “Contract”) through MC10, Inc. (“MC10”) for the provision of research, development, product procurement and consulting services in support of a research and development project for the United States Army – Program Executive Office Soldier (PEO-Soldier) Project Manager Soldier Warrior (PM-SWAR) . The project titled, Conformal Photovoltaic Module Low Observability (“ConPhormL”) aims to develop and integrate solar cells directly into the fabric cover of combat helmets and rucksacks.
Francisco J. Martinez, Chief Technology Officer states, “As a continuation of a previously funded effort that began in 2012 with the Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), we are excited to expand our relationship with MC10 and work with this tremendous team of forward-thinking individuals on a revolutionary technology that, we believe, promises extraordinary possibilities for the future of Soldier power generation, power management, sustainment and survivability.”
MC10’s revolutionary products transform the conventional understanding of electronics and their interaction with the human body through a technology platform based on a unique combination of conventional electronics and novel mechanics that enable a new generation of thin, conformal electronic systems that seamlessly integrate with the natural world. MC10 has joined forces with the U.S. Army to transform renewable energy and provide Soldiers with discreet, lightweight solar energy harvesting patches that integrate virtually unnoticed into their combat equipment and harness the sun’s rays to provide endless personal power possibilities.
During the initial 14-month Contract, Protect The Force will provide specific design, material and supply chain inputs for the fabric integration of the ConPhormL Photo Voltaic (“PV”) arrays into a replacement cover for the US Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH). PTF will also provide design input on the attachment mechanism for PV array integration into a cover for the U.S. Army’s MOLLE backpack as well as technical expertise and input into the ConPhormL verification and validation test plan relating to military testing standards and mobile warfighter usage scenarios. Additionally, PTF will provide ongoing business development services for future sales of production ConPhormL products.
MC10 combines breakthrough technology with innovative engineering to develop exciting new consumer, medical, and industrial products and extend human capabilities through virtually invisible and conformal electronics. MC10 is pioneering technology that will protect troops, treat heart arrhythmias, monitor a sleeping baby’s temperature aims to one day prevent brain seizures.
MC10 reshapes electronics to create thin, conformal systems that flex, stretch, and bend seamlessly with the natural world. The company combines breakthrough technology with innovative engineering to develop products that advance quality of life. MC10 is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.
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 was created to meet a critical need of one of the world’s largest customers, the US Government and in particular the Departments of Defence, Homeland Security and Justice and various other agencies such as law enforcement, first responders and the many others worldwide that help to safeguard our health and security.
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.
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.
For further information, visit the Company’s website at MissionReady.ca or contact:
Terry Nixon – Director, Corporate Communications
Mission Ready Services Inc.
(signed “Rod Reum”)
President & CEO
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