We know it has been a long time since we have posted any updates. We apologize for the silence and want to reassure all of you who have been eagerly awaiting the release of the Reliant that we are still here. This past year has been extremely challenging from both an engineering and financial aspect.
While we want nothing more than to release the Reliant to market, we simply are not quite there yet. Several factors have led to our delay which undoubtedly has slowed the pace. The two main areas we are not willing to compromise on are safety and reliability. During testing, certain components simply did not pass our quality standards and needed to be redesigned. Unfortunately, sometimes during product development, these such changes can affect other components which in turn need to be redesigned as well.
With all that said, we will be testing what we hope to be our final prototypes. We will then send off the critical components to a lab for independent testing. Upon approval, we will schedule a pre-production run to ensure manufacturability on a larger scale. Finally, we will begin accepting orders.
We really do appreciate all the support we have been getting and are extremely encouraged by the overwhelming interest. We also understand that many of you are eager to purchase a Reliant and know that it is difficult to remain patient. Please bare with us as we are working extremely hard to get the Reliant to market as soon as we possibly can. We have been inundated by emails and messages and it has been extremely difficult to answer you all. For those of you who have not received a response, we apologize. We will do our very best to do a better job of sharing our progress through our blog post and facebook.
Thanks again for all your support from all of us here at Signal 9 Defense.