ADS News Release

Virginia Beach, VA, June 9, 2016 — The world’s most technologically advanced navy is now armed with the world’s most technologically advanced automated external defibrillator.

Cardiac Science announced today that the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC), headquartered in Norfolk, Va., has purchased 175 Powerheart G5 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to equip its fleet.

The MSC is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the U.S. Department of Defense, operating approximately 170 ships daily around the world. The Powerheart G5 units will replace older Cardiac Science defibrillators as the MSC's shipboard AEDs, helping protect Navy service members and officials during critical missions.

“Powerheart G5 AEDs are designed to be tough, portable, and effective in field situations and in theater.  We're proud that Military Sealift Command has chosen Powerheart G5s to help protect people on its ships across the globe.”    – Cardiac Science President Al Ford

Cardiac Science serves military customers in partnership with ADS, Inc., a Virginia Beach, Va., supplier of solutions for government, military, and paramilitary organizations. ADS offers military customers centralized purchasing power, convenient purchasing options, and creative logistics solutions, including custom warehousing and kitting.

Cardiac Science is a leader in establishing large-scale comprehensive AEDs programs for military organizations, with more than 20,000 AED programs deployed globally for partners including the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Navy.

For more information about Cardiac Science and our Medical Solutions, contact your ADS Representative or visit our Medical page.

About ADS
ADS Inc. is a leading value-added logistics and supply chain solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations and the defense industry. ADS is a Top 50 Department of Defense Contractor and Gold Tier supplier for the Defense Logistics Agency. The company is focused on solving customers’ challenges by providing the best product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, world-class support and legendary customer service. To learn more, please visit the ADS website at  Press Contact: Kristi Gamboni | o: 757.351.1270 |

About Cardiac Science
Cardiac Science develops, manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and related parts, components and accessories. The company also provides a comprehensive portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services for AED customers. Cardiac Science is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The company has operations in North America, Europe and Asia and has an installed base of over 500,000 units in nearly 100 countries worldwide. For information, call 1.800.426.0337 or visit  For media questions, contact Ric Kositzke at +1.262.953.7624.

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