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REVISION Will Unveil Submission For SOCOM Next-Generation Helmet Program At AUSA

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Next week at AUSA, Revision will reveal their submission for the DoD FTHS (Family Tactical Headborne Systems) Program, including the 1st ballistically enabled bump shell intended for dynamic load threat environments such as NSW SWCC (Fast Boats), USASOC Mountaineering Operations, HAHO/HALO, and SOF ground vehicles. On ingress, remove applique to lighten & reduce neck load down to bump shell weight; add applique prior to the objective. Just one of 4 systems revealed as part of the FTHS program. Come see us AUSA booth 732 to see the full suite of systems.

MDM – Gentex Ballistic Appliqué 

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

This is the Gentex Ballistic Appliqué. For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it attaches to the shell of a ballistic helmet to enhance its capabilities. The upgrade is tuned toward the AK threat and is offered in single and multi-hit variants. It is available to fit the FAST and Century cut helmets.

Contact www.ops-core.com for specifics.

Sneak Peek – Gentex Special Operations Tactical Respirator

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

This photo taken at Stittsville Shooting Range during some range time with Millbrook Tactical, was recently released by Gentex. You’ll recognize the FAST Carbon Helmet and RAC headset, but you may not have seen the SOTR. I first saw it at Warrior West and I was very impressed. Since then, it’s only gotten better.

Team Wendy Updates Website

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Team Wendy hrecently launched an update to their website. First off, you’ll notice that they’ve broken out their customer base into Military, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue and a new one called Adventure. Apparently, they’re planning on once again offering a Ski helmet. For those of you who know the origin story of Team Wendy, this is a cool move.

Other than a new look, you’ll also find a new blog area which will be updated weekly with various posts about their industry partners, charity organizations they support, new products, and the science and technology behind what they do. There is also a section to identify authorized dealers/sales agents worldwide.

Check it out.

www.teamwendy.com

USSOCOM Awards Contract To Gentex For Advancement Of Headborne Systems Technologies

Monday, August 1st, 2016

It appears that USSOCOM has issued multiple contracts in response to their Broad Agency Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. The latest award is to Gentex, and we assume, much of the work to be accomplished by their Ops-Core business unit. The BAA can be seen below.

Revision

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Ops-Core FAST helmets have been SOCOM issue for many years and the fruits of this contract will be used by Natick to help  refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet.  


Contract Award Dollar Amount: $370,365.51 Plus Option CLINs valued at $464,607.00.

The announcement is found at www.FBO.gov as long as they keep it there. Earlier award announcements to others have been deleted.

Patrol Incident Gear BBC-2 Helmet Bag by SKD Tactical

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag

Patrol Incident Gear is pleased to introduce the BBC-2 Helmet Bag, a fully padded, full-featured carry case for your Helmet. The PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag was based on a PIG lab design from years back, and we recently brushed off the dust and upgraded a few features to bring it to market. 

The project name “BBC” was an abbreviation for “Brain Bucket Carrier”, which is based on the old GI slang for a helmet. 

Features:
-Fully padded design
-Quick & Easy Drawstring Closure
-External Accessory Pockets (2)
-Sturdy Carry Handle
-Large Loop fastener field for Patches/Name Tape
-Integrated ID Window with Hook & Loop Closure
-Made in USA

www.skdtac.com/PIG-BBC-2-Helmet-Bag

This Is Awesome

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Check out this FirstSpear Crown Royal helmet cover sporting a CORE Survival HEL-STAR 6 strobe.

TNVC Announces Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner for Helmets by 4D Tactical

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner by 4D Tactical, is available exclusively at TNVC. It offers the most technologically advanced and comfortable suspension system available for any combat helmet. Originally developed for USSOCOM, the Zero G pads meet and exceed specification for ACH Blunt Impact and Ballistic Protection – even exceeding current standard issue, OEM, and aftermarket suspension system offerings (according to independent and DoD lab testing (USMC SMART-TE ACH Test). What’s more; the Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is the most comfortable set of pads available. Let’s repeat that: THE MOST COMFORTABLE SET OF PADS AVAILABLE.

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is a rate and temperature sensitive material that conforms to the wearer’s unique head shape. The materials provide unparalleled comfort, fit, and stability. All pads are covered in a heat and moisture wicking NanoTech anti-microbial fabric. It is designed to draw perspiration away from the head and will actually cool the wearer through this evaporative process. The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner is Berry Amendment (10 U.S.C 2533a) Compliant.

The Zero G Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner was spec’d with input from TNVC to be the ultimate in warfighter comfort and protection. Based on 4D Tactical’s excellent Zero G Standard Kits, the Deluxe Retrofit Combat Liner contains more pads for more complete coverage. All pads are independent of each other for complete customization and compatibility with other head-borne mission critical gear. Once installed, the pads conform to each other, creating the feeling of a single, soft insert, eliminating hot spots of pad contact during extended wear.

This is the best investment you can make in your helmet!

tnvc.com/shop/4d-tactical-zero-g-deluxe-retrofit-combat-liner