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Revision Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Facility, Joined by New Hampshire US Senators

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (August 13, 2018) – Today Revision Military—a world leader in tactical and military eyewear, helmet systems, power management solutions, and advanced integrated soldier systems—held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new facility located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Revision CEO Jonathan Blanshay was joined by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH). The new facility will be located on an eight acre lot on Corporate Drive at the Pease International Tradeport. This new Center of Excellence—the Revision Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center—will house a warfighter experience and development lab, including simulation capabilities; a rapid prototyping lab; an integrated soldier systems development lab and offices; and an armor prototyping and development facility.

“We are tremendously excited to commence this new venture in New Hampshire and honored to begin this next chapter with New Hampshire Senators Shaheen and Hassan,” said Jonathan Blanshay. “I would like to personally thank Senator Shaheen for her steadfast leadership on the Armed Services Committee and for her tireless work to bring advanced defense technologies to New Hampshire. I sincerely thank Senator Hassan for her guidance during her time as Governor, her continued support of our company in the Senate, and her stewardship with the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development and the University of New Hampshire during our site consideration. Both Senators have promoted legislative provisions that will directly impact the initial work Revision will undertake in the Granite State. We look forward to working together to create jobs and bring world-class development of our most advanced protective equipment and soldier systems to the Seacoast.”

“Revision’s expansion to New Hampshire helps fortify our state’s role as a supporter of critical national defense programs,” said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. “Their new facility at Pease International Tradeport will provide important job opportunities for our evolving workforce, preparing Granite Staters for jobs of the 21st century economy. I’m excited to see Revision join other defense companies in New Hampshire, helping to make our state a hub for technological innovation. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, I will continue to advocate for their continued efforts that support our military readiness.”

“As Governor I was proud to work with Revision to show them all the great benefits of bringing their business to our state, and as Senator I am continuing to work to ensure that innovative businesses like Revision have the support they need to thrive in New Hampshire,” Senator Maggie Hassan said. “I am thrilled that Revision Military chose the Granite State for the future site of its Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center, which will play a critical role in supporting our brave law enforcement officers and service members who dedicate their lives to keeping us all safe.”

In May, Revision announced the company’s intentions to expand operations to New Hampshire and detailed the 5,000 square foot temporary office that has been established to facilitate this transition. This office space is located on International Drive in Pease International Tradeport, just a short distance from the future site, and hiring has already started – visit revisionmilitary.com/careers for open jobs in Portsmouth. By expanding to Portsmouth, Revision will improve access to its military customer base in the Greater Boston area, as well as along the eastern seaboard, and will be better positioned to work collaboratively with local academic institutions and a significant number of locally-based partners and suppliers. The Seacoast region is also home to a vibrant talent pool that will help propel Revision’s efforts to deliver best-in-class soldier system technology.

The Revision Advanced Warfighter Equipment Development Center will become Revision’s seventh facility, joining three locations in Vermont, two in Canada, and one in the United Kingdom. The work done in New Hampshire will also grow and sustain business in Revision’s other facilities, especially the two advanced manufacturing facilities in Vermont (optics in Essex Junction and helmets/armor in Newport). Construction of the 47,000 square foot facility (with room to expand an additional 55,000 square feet as required) is scheduled to begin in fall 2018. The anticipated completion date of the construction is mid-to-late 2019, at which point Revision plans to hire an additional 50 to 60 new employees to initiate operations at the new facility.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Revision Introduces New Shadowstrike – The Anti-Fog Ballistic Sunglasses

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Essex Junction, Vermont (January 17, 2018) – Revision Military, the world leader in protective eyewear and integrated soldier solutions, introduces the company’s new ShadowStrike™ Tactical Ballistic Sunglasses. This new sunglasses line features Revision’s premium OcuMax™ Plus coating–for superior anti-fog and scratch resistance–along with a novel nosepiece mechanism to easily swap the lenses. Revision designed and developed the ShadowStrike Sunglasses to exceed U.S. Military ballistic protection standards. ShadowStrike Sunglasses are available for purchase now.

“Though Revision has grown considerably in recent years–now incorporating advanced helmet systems, power management solutions, and tactical communications headsets–protective eyewear remains a critical part of our business,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “The new ShadowStrike Ballistic Sunglasses represent our continued innovation on this front. While Revision was founded on protective eyewear for military use, our spectacles, goggles, and sunglasses are now used by tactical officers, law enforcement, and special operators all over the world. The many strides that Revision has made in protective eyewear are baked into the ShadowStrike line: these sunglasses are tailored to a wide range of mission profiles; feature our leading anti-fog and scratch-resistant coatings; are built for integration and comfort; and, most importantly, offer incomparable protection.”

ShadowStrike Sunglasses have a sharp, geometrical wraparound design that provides unobstructed field-of-vision and ballistic protection for fast-paced tactical, special ops, and military operations. Angular frames and a tighter curvature give this line a distinctive look while maximizing protection–fitting squarely, securely, and comfortably at all times, for any mission. With optical-grade, polycarbonate lenses, ShadowStrike Sunglasses provide the impact resistance Revision eyewear is known for, exceeding U.S. military eyewear ballistic requirements. From inception, ShadowStrike Sunglasses were designed and optimized to exceed the rigorous standards of the U.S. Army’s Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) and will be submitted for inclusion for the 2019 APEL program.

The nosepiece mechanism, engineered specifically for this eyewear line, makes changing out the dual lenses quick and easy. This eyewear provides 100% UV-A-B-C ultraviolet protection and features Revision’s leading OcuMax Plus anti-fog and anti-scratch coating, preventing the close-fit sunglasses from fogging and ensuring clear, unimpeded vision during any outing.

The ShadowStrike Sunglasses will initially be offered in black frames with a variety of lens color options for various light conditions. A standard two lens kit (solar and clear lenses) will retail for an MSRP of $115.00 USD. Additional frame colors and lens options will be released later this year. For more information about this new eyewear line, or to place an order, contact Revision Customer Service at customercare@revisionmilitary.com.

Sneak Peek – ComCentr from Revision Military

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Look for details soon on SSD!

Revision Showcases FTHS Special Forces Head Systems At SOFIC

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont (May 15, 2017) – After a rigorous and collaborative development process, Revision Military, the world leader in integrated head systems, will showcase the Company’s new Special Forces helmet systems at the 2017 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida on May 16th. Revision’s Special Forces helmet solutions were developed for SOCOM’s highly anticipated Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) program, a solicitation that is primed to define Special Operations Forces (SOF) head protection for the foreseeable future.

“True to form, Revision took this generative, ground up process to the extreme, setting ambitious goals for performance and innovation while working on a narrow timeline,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “The scope and creative latitude of this program fit well with Revision’s capabilities and reputation for sweeping innovation. Revision invested heavily in this project—in time, personnel, and financial capital—and, in parallel, we significantly strengthened our manufacturing—adding several million dollars of new equipment and expanding our principal helmet manufacturing facility—modernizing our operations and increasing capacity to support this program simultaneously. In this process, Revision brought a wide-range of SOF users to the table. Special Forces operators can feel real ownership of the end-product, knowing that their demands were addressed and readdressed continuously. We are genuinely excited to unleash the full scope of our vision for the future of Special Forces head protection.”

Revision’s SOF helmet suite addresses SOCOM’s technical challenges head on: optimized weight, protection, and mobility indices and system component integration. Revision has developed two cutting-edge helmet systems: a Carbon Bump System and a Ballistic System with liner system, rails, and Wilcox® Mount. Revision’s Carbon Bump helmet can be ballistically-enabled—add-on armor appliques up the protection level for ballistic, blunt-force, blast-force, and fragmentation threats. And, the skeletonization of all system components has significantly reduced the overall weight of these helmet systems.

Revision’s FTHS head systems showcase at SOFIC represents the culmination of an intensive ground-up design and development program, dating back to the beginning of 2016, as well as exhaustive testing, analysis, and trials. Communicating with esteemed Special Forces operators, from across the special ops spectrum, Revision created a head systems suite tailored to the experience and feedback of SOF operators.

Revision’s FTHS solutions will be available commercially in 2017. The suite of products will be known as the Batlskin Caiman Head System. Additional Caiman Head System accessories and components are planned for later this year and early 2018.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Revision Awarded US Army Next-Generation ACH Contract

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont (March 21, 2017) – Revision Military, the world leader in integrated head systems, has been awarded the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II (ACH GEN II) helmet contract. This five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) helmet contract (W91CRB-17-D-0008), awarded on a full and open competition basis to Revision, has a maximum value of $98,111,803 and estimated completion date of March 6, 2022. Revision’s ACH helmet solution is up to 24 percent lighter than the legacy ACH helmet system and this contract represents the first large-scale, significant advancement in ACH technology in 15 years.

Since last contracted by the U.S. Army in 2012—when Revision delivered a total of 180,000 ACH helmets—Revision has invested millions of dollars in new manufacturing equipment and processes, research into the characterization and optimization of advanced ballistic materials, and in the building of a world-class team of scientists and engineers in order to evolve the Company’s capabilities. Additionally, since 2013, Revision’s Newport, Vermont facility—where helmets for this contract will be manufactured—has expanded by 16,000 sq. ft., and the number of employees that work at this facility has more than doubled. As a result of these ongoing investments, and the development of composite materials technological expertise, Revision was able to exceed the weight reduction requirements stipulated in the Army’s solicitation by a sizable margin: The ACH Gen II solicitation required a minimum 15 percent weight reduction compared to the current ACH helmet; Revision’s solution offers up to 24 percent weight reduction over the legacy ACH design, pushing the envelope of attainable weight reduction while maintaining superior ballistic protection.

Revision is dedicated to re-envisioning military head systems with integrated technologies that feature new, cutting edge materials, in a variety of designs and configurations, to exceed all customer requirements. With extensive knowledge of ballistics, electronics, optics, power, and other innovative technologies, Revision is a creative solutions provider, capable of designing and developing custom head protection solutions to meet the changing needs of global militaries.

“With this solicitation, PEO Soldier challenged the helmet industry, raising the technology bar substantially. Revision answered in a big way, dedicating significant resources to set a new standard for lightweight helmet design and performance,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO. “Revision has been a proud U.S. Army supplier since 2005, and our investment in this program epitomizes Revision’s unwavering dedication to forward-thinking head systems technology and manufacturing. In the years since Revision was last contracted by the U.S. Army, we’ve become a much stronger company and head systems technology innovator, securing helmet contracts around the world—including for the British Army’s VIRTUS program—and emerging as the vanguard of the U.S. helmet industry. We’re excited to provide this cutting-edge technology to troops in the field who will benefit greatly from the improved performance and significantly lower weight of this next-generation head system. In short, Revision has fully modernized the traditional ACH helmet, bringing this crucial equipment up to speed with the fast pace of modern warfare.”

“This was an intense competition that draws on the reliability and skill of Revision Military’s workforce in Vermont,” said Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). “The quality of these helmets will protect soldiers from ballistic impacts, while also making them more comfortable with their up to 24% lighter build. Like all Vermonters, I am incredibly proud of the men and women at Revision Military Newport for their hard work and dedication, both of which greatly contributed to Revision being selected for this contract. In past visits to the facility, I have seen firsthand the commitment these employees have to their trade, a commitment depended on by the men and women of our Armed Forces.”
Over Revision’s history, the Company has delivered 1.1 million helmets to the U.S. military, with an additional 300,000 helmets internationally. Across all of these program deliveries, Revision has never received a single warranty claim for product malfunction or defect, has never had to recall a single faulty product, and has never failed a single Lot Acceptance or First Article test. Revision is also the most experienced and most knowledgeable Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) manufacturer in the industry. With robust design and development expertise, significant investment in efficient, high-volume manufacturing, and vertical integration, Revision stands ready to meet this U.S. Army’s demand, and will use the revenue generated through this program to continue to build capabilities and advanced innovations to benefit the U.S. military for years to come.

www.revisionmilitary.com

US Army Awards Revision Military $98M Contract For New Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II 

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The Department of Defense just announced a contract award to Revision Military for production of the new Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II. The helmet shares the same shape of the current issue ACH, but boasts a 24% weight reduction thanks to the use of Polyethylene materials.

Revision Military,* Newport, Vermont, was awarded a $98,111,803 firm-fixed-price contract for Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II (ACH GEN II), which includes the procurement of 293,870 production units. Bids were solicited via the Internet with five received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 6, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91CRB-17-D-0008).

Congratulations to our Soldiers who will be getting a lighter weight helmet and to Revision, for getting the chance to build them.

Revision Aids In Counterfeit Sting Operations At Two Tradeshows, Resulting In Multiple Arrests

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Essex Junction, Vermont (February 2, 2017) – Since the Revision-aided sting operation at last year’s SIA Snow Show in Denver, Colorado, Revision has elevated company efforts to eradicate counterfeit Revision products from the market. Revision is a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions; all of the Company’s protective eyewear has consistently and unequivocally exceeded global military-grade testing requirements and has been proven in action around the world. Accordingly, Revision views counterfeit products as a direct threat to the integrity of the Company and, more importantly, to Revision customers, who depend on the high standards and protection of authentic Revision gear. Revision maintains all intellectual property rights on all Revision products—rights that are total and international.

“Revision will take aggressive, unflinching action to eliminate any and all counterfeit operations,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “It should be perfectly clear that Revision will not tolerate any counterfeit products that essentially duplicate Revision’s designs but not quality on the market—period. We created these products and it is simply unacceptable to have low-level con artists steal our property and profit from it, especially at the expense of our end-users—the soldiers and police who protect us each and every day.

“Revision will take any and all actions within our power to put a forceful and immediate stop to illegal counterfeit businesses and illicit knockoff products, using every legal means at our disposal to prosecute offenders with extreme prejudice. Revision has invested tens of millions of dollars in designing, manufacturing, testing and certifying our industry leading products, and we will not tolerate the outright theft of our intellectual property. Revision’s mission is to provide the very best protection to soldiers and we will stamp out anyone who attempts to undermine that promise to global warfighters. Revision will relentlessly pursue offenders and will not stop until all involved are brought to justice and put behind bars.”

This week, Revision again aided law enforcement in two successful sting operations against alleged counterfeit eyewear distributors. This is the second consecutive year that Revision has aided in a significant sting operation. This year, Revision, working in conjunction with the Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor’s Office in Indiana, aided in the execution of sting operations at two separate trade show events—on January 18th at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada and January 26th at the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show in Denver, Colorado—resulting in multiple arrests.

Warrants were issued for owners of two companies: Airsoft Wholesaler, Inc. (a California-based company trading as “Lancer Tactical”) and Guangzhou Yijia Optical Technique Co. Ltd. (a company based in Guangzhou, China trading as “PTide”). Both companies are accused of selling unauthorized counterfeit versions of Revision Military’s Desert Locust® goggles, and “Lancer Tactical” is also accused of selling imitation versions of Revision Military’s Bullet Ant® goggles. Revision has tested samples of products distributed by these companies and has verified that the counterfeit goggles from both manufacturers fail ANSI testing, EN166 anti-fog testing, MIL-PRF-32432 abrasion testing, and have V50 ballistic values well below Revision product standards.

Changqing Chen (aka Chang Chen), co-owner of “Lancer Tactical” was arrested on the tradeshow floor at SHOT Show in Las Vegas; the other co-owner, Changying Chen (aka Lily Chen), is still at large. The representatives of “PTide”—owner Chen Jiajun (aka Jiajun Chen) and sales manager Zhang Ping (aka Ping Zhang)—were both arrested on the SIA tradeshow floor in Denver. All four individuals face six felony charges: corrupt business influence, conspiracy to commit corrupt business influence, theft, conspiracy to commit theft, counterfeiting, and conspiracy to commit counterfeiting.

Last April, Revision’s Senior Director of Legal and Governmental Affairs, Greg Maguire, testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the impact of foreign counterfeiters, making numerous appeals and proposing concrete steps to representatives to curtail widespread illegal counterfeit operations. Additionally, Revision employs a full-time member of the Legal department staff dedicated to researching and tracking counterfeit manufacturers, distributers, and exhibitors.

Revision strongly recommends only purchasing from approved distributors and retailers. Visit Revision’s website for a full list of Revision vendors. To ensure customer safety, if there is any doubt about the authenticity of a product that is marked with Revision’s logo, or resembles a Revision product, please contact Revision directly to verify. For additional information, please contact Greg Maguire, gmaguire@revisionmilitary.com, or, Dearborn and Ohio County Prosecutor, Lynn Deddens, ldeddens@dearbornohioprosecutor.com. The fact that the defendants have been charged with crimes are merely allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

AUSA – Revision Military / Milliken

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Revision Military has developed an interesting thermal signature management shroud using the Milliken Conceal fabric.

It uses a magnetic interface to keep it in place around eyepro. They’ve also created internal standoff around the nose and mouth to suppress hot spots created from exhalation.