Who: Combat Defense Systems (CDS) is a multifaceted company focused on providing those who serve our country with relevant, cutting edge technology to maximize preparedness and tactical eﬀectiveness. We accomplish this through three key mechanisms: retail sales
(commercial and government), kitting and product design/development.
On the retail front, CDS provides high end tactical gear. Our store front oﬀers a combination goods and services to the conventional war ﬁghter, through both commercial (individual) and government (unit or higher) sales. Our products are competitively priced, readily available and adaptable to the rapidly changing battleﬁeld.
Because of our location just outside of Fort Bragg, CDS also serves as a gateway for companies seeking to introduce their technology to the Armed Forces, by providing a prime location to showcase their products year round, not just at large expos.
Finally, we deliver innovative solutions tailored to the conventional warﬁghter. Our inspiration is derived from the end user—down the the team level. We facilitate realtime solutions targeted to your needs. To guarantee our customers get a quality product, we keep thumb on pulse throughout the entire process; beginning at product design, manufacturing, quality testing and from point of sale on. Upon delivery, we track feedback, facilitate modiﬁcations where needed and ensure that needs of the customer have been met. Our mission is your readiness.
What:Combat Defense Systems (CDS) oﬀers a special blend of high level sales representation and retail space at the same time. We structure sales strategies for our partners’ product(s)/service(s) to take military and commercial sales to the next level. Our business structure provides a pathway for both commercial (individual sales) and bulk/contract (government sales) purchases, touching both markets simultaneously. If you’re looking to introduce your product/service to the military, receive real-time product feedback and/or rapidly close more deals in a constantly changing environment, contact the experts at CDS! If you’re seeking the latest in gear/equipment or require a speciﬁc solution, come on in and check us out!
When:CDS was originally founded as Tactical Inc. in June 2017 and was postured to sell high-end tactical gear/equipment. With the exception of a few local retailers, Soldiers attending school/training at Fort Bragg, preparing for deployment (or just looking to buy quality, non-standard issue items) were forced to purchase online (OPS-Core chin-strap anyone!?) Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world—why aren’t there solutions on every corner? Enter CDS. Through daily interaction with Soldiers (of all walks) and companies, CDS morphed into what it is today.
Where:CDS is headquartered in Fayetteville, North Carolina and has a storefront on a major thoroughfare just a quarter mile from one of Fort Bragg’s main access control points. Easiest directions to those familiar with the area: Head toward the “Center of the Universe” (Fort Bragg), take the ﬁrst exit and turn right.
Why:CDS was founded by a retired combat veteran (Chad) that understands the need for technology and solutions at all levels, not just Tier-1 Units. Years of personal experience as an end user (retired Infantryman of 20 years) means he gets it—he has seen it, done it and has the T-Shirt….We all know the story of “Joe” designing solutions in his garage, on his own dime because either the technology isn’t available or GPC restrictions won’t let you purchase what you need or it isn’t worth the months of red-tape to get it. CDS bridges that gap. We will even teach you how to navigate the procurement process (with us). And that is CDS…in a M-249 Nut Sack.