TASER International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that protect life, prevent conflict, and resolve disputes, today announced an order was received for TASER® X26™ electronic control devices (ECDs) from Aardvark, TASER International's sole approved distributor of TASER products for Federal and Military buyers.
The order represents an initial purchase of 3,500 X26 ECDs from Aardvark, as part of a larger program for TASER devices. The X26s will be deployed to military police and allows the enhanced ability to manage escalation of force while conducting military, humanitarian, and stability and support operations.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the U.S. Army's initial order to provide long-term less-lethal support to our military police," stated Jon Becker, president of Aardvark. "After several years of careful evaluation, validation, and planning, the United States Army is continuing to lead the way in bringing advanced nonlethal capabilities to our warfighters. These TASER devices will not only help to protect the lives of our troops but will help them save the lives of others," concluded Becker.
"TASER International is proud of our longstanding relationship with the U.S. Department of Defense, and this initial order demonstrates a continued commitment by our military to protect its personnel with our proven TASER technology," said Rick Smith, CEO and founder of TASER.
It is anticipated that this order for will ship in the first quarter of 2012.
Source: TASER International, Inc.
Date: Mar 21, 2012