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AUSA – Team Wendy Transit Pack by Mystery Ranch

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

This is a sneak peek of a cool new helmet storage and transport bag from Team Wendy who partnered with Mystery Ranch.

The bag is operationally focused with stowable shoulder straps and PALS for those who want to attach it directly to a vest or other bag.


Inside are two modular zippered accessory pockets as well as a larger drawstring bag for NODs which can be nestled in the shell of the helmet for additional protection. The interior of the Transit Pack is Velcro loop which is not only soft against your kit but also allows the pouches to be attached wherever you want.


Look for the Team Wendy Transit Pack by Mystery Ranch at SHOT Show.

Revision Military Unveils Submission For SOCOM Next–Generation Helmet Program

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Tomorrow Revision Military will officially unveil its submission for USSOCOM’s Next–Generation Helmet Program, but you get a sneak peek here at SSD. If you’re attending AUSA be sure to stop by their booth and check it out.

Essex Junction, Vermont (October 3, 2016) – In July of this year, Revision Military, a world leader in head protection solutions, was awarded a development contract (H92222-16-R-0017) by the Department of Defense for their next-generation helmet platform program. Tomorrow, Revision will unveil its submission for this contract—Revision’s Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS). In fulfillment of the development contract, Revision has delivered several-hundred samples for testing.

Revision’s unique multipurpose helmet suite consists of Coastal Marine, Riverine, Ground Ballistic, and Ground Bump systems. Revision has also developed a new set of accessories that will be provided with the FTHS suite kits. These specially-designed accessories enhance the multiuse helmet systems for Boat, Vehicle, and HALO/HAHO, as well as mountain, river, and direct action operations.

The bump helmet Revision developed for the FTHS is the first bump helmet in the industry that can be can be ballistically-enabled with add-on armor, for blunt force and ballistic protection during specialty operations. This novel operational approach also reduces the neck load burden during highly dynamic operations while still providing the protection required to accomplish the mission. This, coupled with the skeletonization of all system components, has significantly reduced the overall weight compared to helmets on the market today.

“We can’t wait for the warfighter to get their hands on these helmets,” said Eric Hounchell, Vice President, Armor and Global Operations, Revision Military. “This is a very exciting opportunity for Revision, and this project continues to drive innovation within our Armor Business Unit. It’s a very aggressive program and I believe Revision has proven itself more than up to the challenge, building a full-suite, custom solution from the ground up. All of the significant resources at the company’s disposal were called upon to produce this cutting-edge helmet, resulting in a product that will give some of our country’s most elite forces the protection, versatility, and maneuverability they require for demanding operations. We firmly believe the solutions we’ve created here advance helmet technology as we know it.”

Revision was one of only three companies awarded a development contract. Revision will also be delivering several hundred systems to a third-party test lab to support witness testing. Overall, Revision’s FTHS also includes a headborne signature PSM (Personal Signature Management) package, blunt/ballistic mandibles, daytime visors, a NVG splash shield, and Revision’s new multilayer liner comfort system with a removable fit band and a concave shell design to support NVG use. Revision’s FTHS suite of products and accessories will be available commercially in 2017.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Visit Gentex at AUSA

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

www.ops-core.com

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.

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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.