Northern Lights Tactical is a division of Birchwood Limited. Our mission is to develop training and tactical-use products for civilian, law enforcement and military applications. Strong relationships with training facilities such as Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona and with law-enforcement and military professionals gives us the ability to develop and test products in real-world environments based on the needs of people on the ground. The Northern Lights Tactical division was created in 2003 by Blair Burtan. Mr. Burtan has an extensive background in engineering and software development including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Software Engineering. He is also an avid shooting enthusiast and holds expert ratings in pistol and carbine from Gunsite. The combination of professional and extracurricular interests has led to Northern Lights Tactical's first product: the TRACS training and tactical robot system. Birchwood Limited began in 1993 as a visual effects software company with its Northern Lights Productions division. Northern Lights Productions has created software for computer-generated imagery for such films as "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace", "Star Trek: First Contact", "Austin Powers: Goldmember", "The Bourne Identity", "Behind Enemy Lines", and "Titan A.E."