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Revision Adds New Helmet To Caiman Family: The Batlskin Caiman Bump Helmet System

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Essex Junction, Vermont (January 22, 2018) – Revision Military, a world leader in head protection solutions, unveils a new addition to the Batlskin Caiman™ Helmet family: The Caiman Bump Helmet System. This new, distinct Caiman Bump helmet is built on an advanced reinforced polymer shell and is designed for the rigors of maritime and mobile maneuvers. The helmet system provides blunt impact protection that meets advanced combat helmet (ACH) standards. Optimized for a variety of operators, particularly global Coast Guard, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement and National Guard forces, this skeletonized helmet system places a premium on scalability and integration, giving operators a more stripped-down base for affixing headborne equipment. The Batlskin Caiman Bump Helmet will be available for purchase by the end of Q1, 2018.

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?“With the addition of the Caiman Bump Helmet System, this family of head protection solutions continues to rapidly mature,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “Revision has now unveiled a trifecta of versatile, lightweight, and scalable solutions that are ideal for fast-moving missions. Revision’s Caiman solutions put the power in the hands of the user, letting the operator dictate their protection level, integration, fit, and weight in accordance with the mission ahead. This is the demand we heard from operators as we developed the Caiman line, and we will continue to address the needs of a wide spectrum of operational demands and mission profiles with this groundbreaking family of head protection solutions.”

The skeletonization of all system components in the Caiman Helmet Systems has significantly reduced the overall weight compared to currently fielded helmet systems, emphasizing scalability and mission-specific accessories. Like Revision’s other Caiman helmets, the Caiman Bump comes in five sizes, ensuring users are wearing the lightest, most comfortable, and most stable helmet possible. Moreover, Caiman helmets are expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other specialized equipment needs—particularly, Revision’s recently introduced, next-generation circumaural headset, the SenSys ComCentr2™ Tactical Headset System.

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The Caiman Helmet family includes the Caiman Ballistic Helmet and the Caiman Hybrid Helmet with an optional Applique that ballistically-enables the Hybrid shell.  Additional accessories include two visor variants, one that attaches directly into the Wilcox® L4 Shroud and one that works in tandem with front mounted equipment and two mandible variants, one bump and one ballistic, as well as a streamlined rail system, an innovative liner and suspension system, and helmet covers.

Unity Tactical Cold Weather Liner

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Houma, LA – January 18, 2018 – Unity Tactical, a leader in innovative equipment today announced the release of their Patent Pending Cold Weather Liner (CWL) which will be on display at SHOT Show 2018. The Cold Weather Liner was designed to provide a helmet integrated insulation solution. The CWL is constructed of high quality wicking DWR treated Power Stretch fleece and is compatible with all popular helmets (Ops-Core, Crye Precision, Team Wendy, MTEK, MICH, ACH). The CWL integrates with both under helmet or helmet mounted hearing protection. It is available in Black, Flat Dark Earth, and Ranger Green.

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The CWL installs between the helmet shell and pads (OEM or aftermarket) using existing Velcro, requires no change to the helmet and takes less than a minute to install. Because the liner installs between the shell and the pads, it will not shift or bunch and does not interfere with other helmet borne systems.

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The Unity Tactical Cold Weather Liner is Berry Compliant and will also be available in an FR version.

Contact info@unitytactical.com to order or for additional information.

www.unitytactical.com

MSRP: $95

TNVC – Mohawk Mk3

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

The TNVC Mohawk Mk3 is a full spectrum counterweight / storage system for the modern combat helmet. Incorporating operator feedback as well as our staff’s own battlefield experience, we designed the Mohawk Mk3 to be a highly functional, modular accessory for all modern warriors. It provides useful storage and retention of mission-essential gear and will attach to any currently-fielded ballistic or bump helmet with Velcro. Building on the feature-rich Mk1 and Mk2, the Mk3 variant is designed for operators running the L-3 Insight AN/PVS-31(A) Battery Pack. This would include goggles such as the AN/PVS-31(A), GPNVG-18, AN/PSQ-36, etc.

The Mohawk Mk3 is packed full of useful features for Armed Professionals. No other helmet accessory system offers this level of versatility. Shipping now and already in the hands of US SOF operators.

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MATBOCK Monday – Skins

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The Patent Pending MATBOCK Skins are a multi-layer adhesive/fabric laminate designed to give the user the ability to camouflage any surface desired. The Skins are waterproof and oil resistant and can be reused multiple times. Due to the adhesive’s ability to bind to the MATBOCK Ghost Lite fabric very strongly, the adhesive will not come off on the opposite surface when removing and replacing. The Ghost Lite fabric is certified Near IR Compliant as well and will not tear, fray or stretch during application and removal. Currently, MATBOCK has Skins specifically laser cut for the Team Wendy Exfil Ballistic, LTP and Carbon Bump helmets (Size 1 and 2) as well as for 3M Peltor COMTAC III Headsets.

Team Wendy and Peltor COMTAC Hesdset skins are available for purchase now. By the end of Feb, you will also be able to order all 4 sizes of Ops Core SENTRY Low Cut, FAST High Cut, FAST Super High Cut, ACH Low Cut, ECH Low Cut, Carbon Super High.
They have also done specific skins for various units and are available upon request. Additionally, MATBOCK also sells the material by the yard in 27 inch widths for any individual’s custom work such as ATVs, bikes, or side by sides.

www.matbock.com/collections/skins

USSOCOM Awards Revision Contract To Develop Advanced Technology Demonstration Helmet

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Even as USSOCOM continues to evaluate industry proposals for their next Family of Tactical Headborne Systems, the command’s Science & Technology arm awarded an 18-month, $1,813,065 contract to develop Advanced Technology Demonstration Helmet. The award is based upon USSOCOM-BAAST-2015 Appendix J, Amendment 14 published on April 20, 2017 under the BAA’s area of interest, Topic 4.4 Optical Electronics. In July 2016, Revision was awarded a similar contract for the advancement of headborne systems technologies.

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During AUSA, Revision previewed their Sensys technology which serves as a platform to integrate new helmet and body worn technologies such as augmented reality and conformal power sources.

MIPS F2 – A New Impact Liner For Ballistic Helmets

Monday, November 27th, 2017

SWEDISH COMPANY MIPS CONTINUES TO EXPAND THEIR PLATFORM, BRINGING ROTATIONAL FORCE-DAMPENING TECHNOLOGY TO HARD SHELL HELMETS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ARMED FORCES..

MIPS, the premier brain safety technology company, has developed a new product designed especially for the ballistic helmets used by law enforcement and military personnel, as well as those in snow sports. Like all MIPS products, the core technology addresses the rotational forces that are linked to brain injuries, with the decades of research and study that went into the flagship MIPS system. This new product design, however, is refined to specifically meet the safety needs within the law enforcement and armed forces community.

The MIPS:F2 system, is built on the standard MIPS low-friction layer that provides the crucial 10-15 millimeters of omnidirectional movement in the three to ten milliseconds following an impact. Unlike the MIPS system seen to date in active sports helmets, the low-friction layer in the MIPS:F2 is situated between the outer shell of the helmet and the foam liner on the interior. A series of Flexible Retention Organisms (elastomers) and nylon brackets that are molded into the helmet allow the foam liner to move independent of the low-friction layer and the outer shell, resulting in at least a 10% reduction in the damaging rotational motion resulting from oblique impacts.

“MIPS now has a long history helping to improve brain safety and risk of injury in the cycling and snow sports communities,” says Johan Thiel, CEO of MIPS. “With the MIPS:F2 system, we can not only expand that technology into more sports helmet models, but also we can help keep safe those who put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day.” The first helmet launched within LEAF will be SAFE4U Security of Sweden AB, a ballistic helmet model S4U SOG MIPS System. SAFE4U is a Swedish company driven by a constant desire for innovation. Development and design of protective body armour is their core business. This is done with high technology, experience, knowledge and innovation. Models featuring the MIPS:F2 will come to market in Spring of 2018.

The MIPS: F2 system is mounted between the EPP foam liner and exterior shell and provides the ability for the EPP liner to slide relative to the outer shell of the helmet. This 10 – 15 mm of relative motion is referred to as the MIPS Movement and provides added protection against rotational motion to the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – FAST Helmet Covers

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Designed to fit the Ops Core FAST helmet series, the FirstSpear helmet cover is designed with a snug fit to ensure the cover remains secure during Free Fall or rotary wing operations. Integrates seamlessly with night vision and communication equipment as well as facilitate the secure attachment of strobes, cell tags, and other IFF.

Two distinct styles are available in standard FS color options. The solid stretch variant is built with 520E and the hybrid incorporates 520E with mesh construction on the outer panels.

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Both options will ultimately allow the user to adjust their helmets pattern, preserve finish, and help dampen noise during impact. Made in the USA.

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Team Wendy – M-216 SKI SAR Helmet Update

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Team Wendy prepares M-216 SKI SAR helmets for shipment against pre-orders and they continue to track towards a mid-November web and distributor launch.

Visit www.teamwendy.com/adventure for additional information on the M-216.