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Danes Choose Revision’s Batlskin Cobra Helmet

Earlier today, Revision announced that the Danish Army has issued a 7-year contract to them for Batlskin Cobra Helmets which include the Batlskin Modular Head Protection system (high-performance liner, ergonomic Retention System and multipurpose Front Mount). The Batlskin Cobra Helmet is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.

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Deliveries will commence with an initial 4,335 Batlskin Cobra helmet systems to be delivered to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), which will have the option to purchase additional Batlskin helmet-mounted components including the Batlskin Visor and Mandible Guard.

According to Revision they were awarded the Danish contract for a lighter-weight, blunt force, blast and ballistic higher protection level helmet after being down-selected to one of only several competitors able to fulfill this requirement. Testing of the Batlskin system was conducted at the Danish army test center with involvement from Army and Air Force military branches and Revision ultimately won the bid with high technical compliance scores, favorable end-user trials which were weighted at 60% of the evaluation and good price/value for this state-of-the-art head protection system.

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“Revision is proud to have been awarded this contract to supply the Danish Military with our lightweight, high-performance polyethylene helmets and satellite Batlskin components—proof that we are advancing in our mission to meet the needs of the modern-day soldier fighting on today’s battlefield,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “Our readiness to supply next-generation helmets that meet both current and future operational environments is the culmination of many years of research and development of new materials, a strong design focus on protection systems that not only integrate seamlessly but can be customized for various military customers, and innovative manufacturing processes. The ability to produce both highly-specialized, polyethylene composite helmet shells at Revision’s Composite Center of Excellence as well as more traditional aramid helmets at our Newport facility enables us to quickly iterate helmet solutions to meet our global customers’ program requirements.”

www.revisionmilitary.com

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5 Responses to “Danes Choose Revision’s Batlskin Cobra Helmet”

  1. Joe says:

    To break down that press release into simple English:

    “We paid off the right people and our competitors didn’t”

  2. Lasse says:

    According to the danish source (http://forsvaret.dk/HOK/Nyt%20og%20Presse/%C3%98vrige%20nyheder/Pages/DanskesoldaterskalnuhaveenCobrap%C3%A5hovedet.aspx), the other option (Ops Core Sentry (2002-ish cut)) was a lot more expensive.

    As a Norwegian, I find it interesting that they went with the larger coverage of the “Cobra” and Sentry, compared to our new FAST cut.

  3. Wulfi says:

    Lasse, it’s called Risk Aversion’.
    In the eyes of Army High Command, bigger/more coverage is always better, when it comes to armor. t least it is here in Denmark…..

  4. Ipkiss says:

    Thank god our defence still thinks it should go with the (again delayed, and without the CBRN) Galea helmet project, which has a striking resemblence 😉

    http://soldiersystems.net/2009/03/29/galea-future-dutch-helmet/