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AUSA – Family of Tactical Headborne Systems from Revision Military

At AUSA, Revision Military unveiled their new Family of Tactical Headborne Systems which they submitted in response to USSOCOM’s requirement for a Next-Generation Helmet Program. Seen below on a mannequin set up as a 21st Century SWCC Operator, the helmet is impressive.

The core of the system is a bump helmet which can be upgraded with an appliqué offering ACH-level 9mm ballistic performance. Below, you can see the system as it will most commonly be used.

Revision’s ballistic shell has approximately .5 lbs reduction in weight from the current helmet. The helmet is also upgradable to 7.62 rifle protection with a two piece appliqué. These photos depict how the appliqué attaches to the bump helmet.

In addition to the ballistic upgrades, Revision has instituted a five size approach versus the existing four currently available sizes. This results in a better fitting helmet.

Above, you can see the rear of the helmet.

In addition to the actual helmet, Revision has introduced several accessories which include:

Comfort ready liner with removable dial fit band

The removable dial fit band has been asked for by numerous users. The liner can be worn with integral over the head communications by removing the center set of pads as seen above, or the helmet’s rail can be fitted with rail adaptor Peltors.

Daytime visor (smoke/clear)

The visor mounts to the Night Vision Shroud.

Laser Enabled NVG Splash Shield

The Splash Shields attach to the NVGs and protect the eyes from debris and sea spray in a maritime environment.  Revision also offers laser protective versions of the Splash Shield.

Bump and ballistic swing away mandible guard

The madible’s buckle is located at the rail.  When disconnected, it swings out of the way.

Skeletonized rails for weight reduction

Notice the bungee for cable management.



14 Responses to “AUSA – Family of Tactical Headborne Systems from Revision Military”

  1. Kemp says:

    Looks like you lose a lot of ballistic coverage with the appliques starting above the accessory rail

    • Steak TarTar says:


    • SSD says:

      All of the appliqués are that way. It’s a trade off.

    • Cy says:

      Is the weight savings at the cost of ballistic protection coverage? I love the scalability of the system.

      • tcba_joe says:

        It looks like it can’t cover the side of the head (behind the rails) and the front (behind the shroud) since the appliques have to go around those to attach to the bump shell.

        Although, the picture of the daytime shroud looks like a completely ballistic only helmet without scalability.

  2. Poppadelta says:

    Lots of good things shown. Revision has done a great job of reinvesting in technology and next generation solutions.

    As a side note
    The splash shield was proposed about 6 years ago and it’s nice to see some legacy ideas still being floated and used.

  3. Cool Arrow Kicker says:

    it’s good to see the M1 making a comeback

  4. Mountain Doc says:

    Whats the uniform and color?
    Whats the rest of the kit being used?

  5. Bob says:

    Is there a reason the sections of the bump helmet not covered by the applique could not be molded as a ballistic rated section of the bump shell?

    Not sure if it would be doable engineering the mould wise and would probably add quite a bit of expense?

  6. Garrett says:

    You’re doing it wrong.

  7. SGT Rock says:

    While it looks cool, both the Ops-Core & Crye Airframe are already capable of most of what’s being offered by Revision. Also, after their “angel halo” retard retrofit for the MICH/ACH I’ll stay away from their shizz & stick w/my Ops-Core.