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USMC Selects INVISIO for Hearing Enhancement Program, First Order Received

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has selected INVISIO to provide a suite of hearing enhancement solutions over the coming years that will protect Marines’ hearing while increasing their situational awareness in a variety of training and combat environments. A first order of SEK 43 million has been received that will be delivered during the next 6 months.

The INVISIO systems are compatible with Marine Corps radios and the Marine Corps Enhanced Combat Helmet. The systems consist of both communications enabled versions and as well as hearing protection only. The Program Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE) at Marine Corps System Command is the procuring office.

The new headset systems will allow Marines to wear hearing protection, yet still provide the opportunity to communicate and understand what is going on around them. Infantry, artillery, reconnaissance and combat engineer Marines decided on INVISIO systems based on fit, form, function and comfort. PM ICE will field a suite of hearing protection systems, and Marines will get what they need based on their specific role and unit.

The headset systems are rugged and capable of operating in a wide range of environments a Marine might encounter, from cold weather to extreme heat. In the future, MCSC will release new weapon systems that could potentially cause a greater risk to Marines’ hearing. To be prepared, PM ICE wants to ensure Marines ears are protected in advance. The goal is to field a hearing system that will help Marines communicate better and increase their capabilities on the battlefield.

”We are very excited and pleased to have won the competition for the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program. We look forward to providing Marines with a suite of hearing protection and tactical communications systems combining both protection and capability”, said Ray Clarke, CEO of INVISIO Communications Inc. in the U.S.

“Winning the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program is a milestone for INVISIO and a further strengthening of our already market leading position in the U.S. We are very proud and ready to support the United States Marine Corps over the coming years”, said Lars Højga?rd Hansen, CEO of INVISIO Communications.

4 Responses to “USMC Selects INVISIO for Hearing Enhancement Program, First Order Received”

  1. Kyle Kata says:

    I got to try some preproduction samples.

    I don’t get it! Are they knockoff MSA, or are they just relabeled, or did someone buy the rights and modify!?

    Because those are the MSA injection molds.

    • Alex says:

      Quite a few comms companies use MSA bodies but different electronics/software.

      • Kyle Kata says:

        That’s interesting because it seems like the more difficult part is the electronics and not the couple of plastic parts.

        Thanks

        • Jason says:

          Maybe that’s exactly it. MSA has a good simple solution and they don’t charge too much to license it. Why spend time and money reinventing it when someone else has it made and on offer? (I have no idea how much they charge for usage)

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