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Revision SOF Helmet In Action

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Interesting to see one of the Revision Military Family of Tactical Headborne Systems submissions for USSOCOM’s Next Generation Helmet program, out in the wild.

KUWAIT – Elite military special operations forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters.

Special forces teams from the GCC, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare and rigid-hull inflatable boat teams simulated an air and sea-borne rapid insertion, search and seizure of the occupied tanker and its hijackers, and the safe release of the tanker crewmen.
The raid was a cumulative joint exercise that tested the participants’ tactical skills and abilities to operate cohesively in an operational mission with our GCC partner nations.
Exercise Eagle Resolve is the premier U.S. multilateral exercise within the Arabian Peninsula. Since 1999, Eagle Resolve has become the leading engagement between the U.S. and GCC nations to collectively address the regional challenges associated with asymmetric warfare in a low-risk setting.

This work, Elite Special Forces from GCC and U.S. simulate a raid on hijacked tanker [Image 1 of 74], by MSG Timothy Lawn, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

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Revision and Kokam Formalize Strategic Partnership For Continued Lithium-Ion Innovation

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Ottawa, Canada (November 28, 2016) – Revision Military, a recognized innovator in power management and electronics solutions and platforms, has formalized a strategic partnership with leading South Korean lithium-ion cell manufacturing company, Kokam. Under this agreement, Revision and Kokam will build on their near-decade-long working relationship. Revision and Kokam will continue to collaborate on technologically progressive air and ground power platforms, and will incorporate cutting-edge chemistry technology into advanced energy solutions for military use.


Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ Silent Watch Vehicle Battery enclosure—shown here in a Light Assault Vehicle configuration—is designed to be platform-specific.

Over the last decade, Revision has incorporated Kokam’s large form-factor lithium-ion cell technology in the design and development of high-end military power platforms. This has resulted in energy solutions that feature greater power performance, high energy density, high gravimetric and volumetric power density, longer cycle and calendar life, low impedance and heat generation, lightweight, low self-discharge rates, and extremely efficient heat dissipation. Revision has taken this excellent foundation and developed industry-accelerating power management solutions specifically engineered for use in rugged, remote, and extreme conditions. Together, Kokam and Revision have made significant progress in using lithium-ion technology to deliver operational effectiveness on the battlefield, and are solving power management issues that have plagued operators since electrical energy became a battlefield necessity.


Above: Revision’s Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ Silent Watch Vehicle Battery (shown open) is modular, scalable, and features interoperable SWatPack units for reliable, redundant power backup.

“With two strong, innovative power management collaborators like Revision and Kokam working together, new and intelligent power solutions for operational survivability can be accomplished,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision. “In formalizing this strategic relationship, we can address our customers and their operational needs for an ever-more connected and electric battlefield. Kokam has a sterling reputation for providing battery solutions for a wide variety of military applications to leading international defense contractors and Ministries of Defense; this partnership reinforces Revision’s focus on the military power market, and reinforces the approach we have taken so far that has resulted in significant contracts. We’re excited to cultivate this partnership further, and to seize this opportunity to fuel continued growth, specifically for vehicular platform power innovation, as demand surges globally for reliable, lightweight, high-endurance electrical power solutions to meet battlefield needs. Together with Kokam, we will deliver warfighter power solutions with a lean logistical footprint and real operational benefit, thereby relegating back-breaking loads of batteries and inefficient vehicle systems to the past.”


Above: Individual Revision Nerv Centr™ SWatPack™ power units can be scaled up for any application.

Revision and Kokam will build on the past successes the two companies have had together. Kokam’s patented Z-folding manufacturing technique and advanced Lithium Polymer and thin film laminations will continue to feature in Revision’s operationally focused Nerv Centr™ energy solution programs for the foreseeable future. In formalizing this partnership, Revision and Kokam are mutually poised to expand market reach on a global scale in the constantly-evolving military power management industry.

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

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.

USSOCOM Selects Revision For Advancement Of Headborne Systems Technologies

Friday, July 8th, 2016

USSOCOM has awarded Revision a contract worth $726,000 for Advancement of Headborne Systems Technologies. This is in response to a Broad Area Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. That BAA can be seen below.

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During SOFIC, Revision unveiled their new Multi-Use Bump Shell With Ballistic Capability. It is a multi-component system with a bump shell and two-piece armored appliqué to allow the wearer to increase the protection level in response to the threat.

The rail system is skeletonized to save weight and the suspension system is easily removable to integrate comms.  Below is an artist’s rendition of the helmet with the appliqué mounted as we are unable to share photographs of the actual plates.

Unless there is something up Revision’s sleeve which we haven’t seen yet, we imagine that this helmet wil be used as the basis for this work. Eventually, we hope to see a fully refined requirement for SOCOM’s next helmet. While there is no guarantee that there will be a new helmet requirement or that Revision will eventually be selected, this development contract certainly gives them a leg up on any future helmet solicitation.

SOFIC – Revision Displays SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System In PenCott Snowdrift

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Revision had a one-off version of their new SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System in the PenCott Snowdrift pattern.

The goggle frame was dipped in the specialty snow pattern and the balaclava printed in the camouflage from UK-based Hyde Definition in an effort to gauge user interest in the pattern.

SOFIC – Revision Introduces First Multi-Use Bump Shell With Ballistic Capability 

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The new Revision Multi Use Bump Shell is under 1.5 lbs including ballistic capability. While the inherent properties are minimal (frag), when used in conjunction with an appliqué (currently unavailable for public viewing) it offers ACH level protection. It can also be configured for general purpose of as a coxswain helmet.

The rail system is skeletonized to save weight. The venting was positioned specifically to work with their two-piece appliqué so that it will still work even when appliqué elements are in place (graphic below).


It also incorporates a new liner system which is easily removable for the integration of comms.

Look for commercial availability around SHOT Show.

www.revisionmilitary.com

Revision Announces Snowhawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Essex Junction, Vermont (May 23, 2016) – Revision Military, a world leader in protective eyewear solutions, introduces the SnowHawkTM Cold Weather Goggle System. Revision developed this goggle system in collaboration with Anon Optics, a leader in goggle design for snow sports and a brand owned by Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company. The SnowHawk Cold Weather System is the first-ever fully integrated ballistic goggle and balaclava system offering complete face coverage, superior anti-fog performance, and ballistic protection.

Cold climate operations have become an essential tactical focus for militaries around the world, with many dedicating more resources and training to maneuvers in the Arctic and other cold weather regions. This shift has generated a growing demand for gear that can withstand harsh conditions and function in extreme environments.

Extensive time, attention, and resources were dedicated to ensuring the breathability of this cold weather system: Mesh over the mouth and nose directs breath away from the goggle; the dual-pane thermal gasket lens creates an insulated barrier; built-in top and lateral forced-air vents provide constant airflow; and, Revision’s leading OcuMax© Plus coating is applied on the inside of the lens to prevent fogging, plus a hard-coat is on the outside of the lens to resist scratching. The SnowHawk system’s balaclava design utilizes Anon’s Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI®) technology to seamlessly integrate the goggle and balaclava, ensuring stabilization and seal, with no skin exposed. The system achieves total face and head coverage, but is also intuitively designed for ease of use and swift removal when necessary. The SnowHawk Cold Weather System is available in black or winter white.

“As Revision has evolved, we have increasingly taken advantage of our cutting- edge facilities to tailor our protective equipment to the many environments forces around the world encounter,” said Jim Hester, Vice President, Optics, Revision Military. “We are excited to take this capability to greater extremes and challenge the limits of what our protective eyewear can do with the SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System. We are especially pleased to partner with a neighboring Vermont company on this venture. Burton is a likeminded and impressive company in an adjacent field, and it brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the table.” Hester continued, “As extreme cold weather operations are expanded, the SnowHawk goggle system, and the technology we have developed for this product, will be the standard for integrated head systems used by forces in extreme cold conditions.”

With improved comfort, functionality, and stability comes enhanced endurance and situational awareness; this is especially vital in the harshest and most unforgiving terrain on the planet. The SnowHawk Cold Weather System is low-profile and lightweight, with a sleek form-factor ideal for both tactical operations and extended- use missions. This efficient design ensures compatibility with helmets, binoculars, and night vision systems. The SnowHawk goggle lenses are interchangeable—with options for bright sunlight, overcast or low-light scenarios, and laser protection— and are made from optical grade polycarbonate to shield eyes from unexpected fragments, exceeding U.S. Military eyewear ballistic impact resistance requirements (MIL-PRF-32432).

SnowHawk goggles are compatible with Revision’s Rx Carrier for prescription lenses up to ±11D. Revision has tested the SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System in the company’s Research & Development laboratory, and the SnowHawk system has undergone rigorous review by multiple organizations in many diverse environments and conditions, including in Alaska, California, Norway, Canada, and atop Mount Washington, NH, a location known to be one of the coldest and harshest in the U.S. For additional information on this product and Revision’s capabilities, or for purchase inquires, contact sales@revisionmilitary.com.

Revision At SOFIC 2016

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Revision gave me a preview of what they’re releasing at SOFIC and I could fill a whole day with everything they’re up to. Don’t miss it!

DSEI – Revision Cobra+ Helmet

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Revision’s Cobra+ Helmet is their component of the UK’s Virtus armor and load carriage system which is entering service later this month. Upon leaving Afghanistan, the UK found itself with armor systems configured for maximum threats. The idea behind Virtus was to provide a modular, scalable system to meet a wider variety of threats.

  

Since weight on the Soldier is so important; and blast, impact and frag threats are most likely, the Cobra+ is designed for frag and weighs in at just 1050 grams (medium). Comsequently, there’s no pistol or rifle caliber protection. This Polyethylene helmet is based on Revision’s Batlskin technology with their 4-point chinstrap, dial ratchet adjustment mechanism, impact liner, minirails and front mount which accepts not only NVGs but also serves as visor lock and mandible attachment point.

The system also includes the Modular Protective Attachment System with mandible and visor blast shield which both provide frag protection. They offer about 40% of the level of the base helmet.

  

As I said, the Cobra+ Helmet is a component of Virtus. Below you’ll see some photos of the full system.

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The Virtus Scalable Tactical Best vest comes from Source Vagabond Systems Ltd and integrates the Dynamic Weight Distribution System which accepts packs.

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