Our principles are to create innovative but practical designs to get the most out of any item, exploiting a pragmatic sense of minimalist form to achieve disproportionate utility through multipurpose functionality.
Buzz has personally designed over 30 items of Defence equipment, and ensured their integration with in-service, known future in-service and even legacy items. An Infantry Officer for over 15 years, he knows what soldiers want and need, and how to successfully deliver materiel for Defence clients.
This is a subset of the 11 items designed by Buzz that are now in-service with the Australian Defence Force.
A light jungle harness, capable of comfortably carrying 15-25kg, weighing 250g (50% of the previous issue harness). Current ADF standard issue.
The GPCS combined function of the TBAS Combat Sling with the Sling, General Purpose for the F88, EF88 and F89 rifles. 30,000 units now in-service with the ADF.
Designed to stop soldiers breaking bayonets, this design was manufactured by SORD and was their 4th highest selling item for two years.
Our design team leverage user and engineering experience to design and manufacture off-the-page innovative prototypes that meet and exceed user needs... from low-tech to high tech.
A minimalist amphibious harness, capable of comfortably carrying 15kg, weighing only 120g (25% of incumbent). More comfortable than current harnesses, this used a single layer of laser-cut material to distribute the soldier's load.
Tasked to prove the 'potential utility' of a passive exoskeleton, Buzz worked with leading academics and scientists to design the evaluation program to prove (or disprove) this capability, designing modifications along the way.
Buzz and his team prototyped numerous 'extreme load carriage' solutions for sustained tactical load carriage of up to 100kg. These are currently being trialed with special forces in the field.
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