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Tulmar to supply inflatable life preservers to the RCN

Tulmar Safety Systems has recently announced that it has been awarded two multi-year contracts to provide inflatable life preservers to the Royal Canadian Navy.

Tulmar, a fully integrated manufacturer of engineered protective textiles and survivability solutions supplying aerospace and defence markets around the world, will supply 12,800 Maritime Pouch and Hazardous Duty life preservers for contracts valuing $4.2 million. These life-saving devices are constantly worn by members of the RCN, the Naval Reserves and Cadets.

“Since 1992 Tulmar has been designing, building and servicing products that save lives,” says company president, Barney Bangs. “We are committed to investing in R&D, manufacturing and maintenance programs that ensure on-going delivery of this capability in support of Canada’s Department of National Defence.”

The company was also awarded a competitive contract to provide the Department of National Defence with repair & overhaul and warehousing services for Army flotation equipment. The contract, valued at $2.2 million is fixed for two years and includes six additional 1-year option periods. “Under the contract, Tulmar will maintain DND’s inventory of Army life preservers, distribute products as needed to operational units and provide technical investigation and engineering support services,” according to a press release from the company.

Tulmar’s Hammerhead Tactical Life Preserver has been in use by DND for over a decade and has now been procured for Naval Boarding Teams.

For more information, please visit www.tulmar.com.

Author: Marcello Sukhdeo

Marcello is the managing editor of Vanguard, IT in Canada and Canadian Government Executive and the host of Vanguard Radio and WRLWND Radio podcasts. He is an avid technology and security enthusiast, who has worked on content leadership strategies for a number of industries including the public sector, life science, technology and defence.

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