Archive for the 'TASER cartridge sales' Category

CANADA -Chief Bill Blair asks for $386,000 to boost Toronto’s Taser arsenal by one-third (2013-11-04)

Posted on November 4 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Toronto Police are asking to put 184 more tasers (there are currently 517 ), costing $386,000, on the streets, but the oversight board is wary following public reaction in August following the Sammy Yatim shooting – he was tasered while dying from firearm bullets). This will increase the taser arsenal by […]

USA – TASER International: – ‘TASER Fourth Quarter Revenues Expected to Surpass $30 Million’ (2012-01-03)

Posted on January 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: What is surprising in this TASER International press release is the major international order for taser cartridges: 57,000 (sold usually at about $27 per unit: value of c. $1,500,000). Client confidentuiality of course means we will know no more. One might note also: “TASER protects life. TASER(R) Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) have […]

TASER Inc. – Press release: TASER Receives Five Large Orders – TASER Saves Counter Surpasses More Than 80,000 Lives (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Two elements in the press release merit attention: (1) 5 significant orders of taser products, of which 2 by unnamed “international law enforcement agencies” (why so much discretion?). A larger proportion – about 16,000 – of the 5  sales-orders are for cartidges, which sell at about $27 each ($432,000). (2) A completely spurious […]

TASER Inc.- “Two New Agencies Purchase EVIDENCE.COM and TASER AXON Digital Video Systems Company Also Received International Order for 60,000 TASER Cartridges” (2011-07-18)

Posted on July 18 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Announcing an international order and typically respecting client confidentiality (Why?), a TASER press release announces “the purchase of 60,000 TASER® cartridges as an international follow-on order to support a continuing multi-year TASER® X26™   electronic control device program. Further customer information is not being released at this time. Also AXON and other taser […]

USA – Polk, Florida: deputies among those using long-range XREP Taser (2011-05-16)

Posted on May 17 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Possibly armed suspect shot in SWAT operation with 2 wireless XREP rounds. 220 US agencies trialing or adopting XREPs, according to TASER Inc. “It’s “the first long-range Taser weapon out there,” said Steve Tuttle, spokesman for the Arizona-based company. “This is for the long-range standoff situations or when someone is barricaded and […]

TASER Inc. – Taser gets 2 [foreign] orders for 1020 devices, 56,000 accessories (2011-04-19)

Posted on April 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: This order was placed by “an unnamed international agency”. The “accessories” refers principally to the cartridges, which retail for about $26 each (total $1.53 million, if they were all cartridges). “Shares of Taser, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., gained 15 cents, or 3.9 percent, to $4 in premarket trading …” Associated Press Taser […]

USA – TASER gets new orders, good publicity from Buckingham Palace incident (2013-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2008 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: As British police face major cutbacks in the Cameron “20% cut” budget, they are turning more to tasers to solve their problems: TASER CEO Rick Smith announces sales order of 16,000 cartridges (our estimate of value: about $500,000) to UK … TASER is clearly happy about the positive publicity resulting from the […]

FRANCE – Appel d’offre (6500 pistolets et 48,000 cartouches) [Tender for purchase of 6500 tasers & 48,000 cartridges] (2006-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2006 by admin

This is the French National Police’s specifications for companies to bid for a contract for conducted electrity weapons (6500 pistols and holsters and 48,000 cartridges)