KWESST Appoints Former Police Chief to Lead Expansion of Company’s Critical Incident Management Solutions in Public Safety Market


The digital transformation of public safety enables a dynamic operating environment to better respond to evolving threats and major incidents

KWESST’s critical incident management solutions provide first responders with real-time, networked situational awareness information that improves safety and incident management

Respond to calls for tenders from national, regional and local public agencies

KWESST Micro Systems Inc. (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) (FSE: 62U) (“KWESST” or “the Company”), a developer of next-generation tactical systems for the military, security and personal defense markets , today announced the appointment of Daniel V. Garcia to lead the expansion of the company’s critical incident management solutions into the public safety market. Garcia is the former Deputy Chief of Police for the Dallas Police Department and Chief of Police for the Phoenix Police Department.

“KWESST has clearly demonstrated its ability to deliver digital transformation technologies for tactical military systems, leveraging the Team Awareness Kit (“TAK”) of products to provide real-time exchange of situational awareness, navigation, imagery and operational information for soldiers in the field, and now we are applying these proven scanning solutions to the market of public safety,” said Rick Bowes, vice president of KWESST’s Digitization and Counter-Threat Division. “Our solutions solve critical challenges for law enforcement, fire, emergency response, search and rescue, and natural disaster management, all of which require networked situational awareness to understand, decide and act faster and more effectively in response to a critical incident.”

According to Accenture, digital transformation presents one of the greatest challenges for public safety agencies. Globally, the public safety market was worth $435 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $868 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 10.4%, according to Fortune Business Insights.

“I’m very excited about the potential of KWESST’s digital transformation technologies to deliver the kind of integrated situational awareness solution that agencies around the world need,” said Garcia. “As the former chief of two of America’s largest police forces, I know firsthand the importance of implementing solutions that can improve responder safety and incident management. KWESST’s solutions are the essential missing piece in the response to major incidents.”

KWESST actively responds to requests for proposals from national, regional and local public agencies. “There is clearly significant potential to extend our digital transformation capabilities to the public safety market across the United States,” Bowes said.


KWESST (TSXV: KWE) (OTCQB: KWEMF) (FSE: 62U) markets revolutionary next-generation tactical systems for military and security forces and personal defense. The company’s current portfolio of unique proprietary offerings includes non-lethal systems (PARA OPSMT and ARWENMT) with application in all segments of the non-lethal market, including law enforcement and personal defense. KWESST also facilitates the digitization of tactical forces with its signature TASCS system for real-time awareness and targeting information from any source (including drones) delivered directly to users’ smart devices and firing weapons. indirect. Other KWESST products include countermeasures against threats such as drones, lasers and electronic detection. These include: the PhantomMT an electronic battlefield deception system to mask the electromagnetic signature of friendly forces with decoy signatures at false locations that deceive and confuse adversaries; a battlefield laser detection system to counter the emerging threat of laser targeting of personnel; and, a non-kinetic system to counter the threat of tactical drones. These systems can operate stand-alone or integrate seamlessly with third-party OEM products and networked battlefield management systems such as ATAK. The company is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with operations in Stafford, Virginia, and representative offices in London, UK and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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