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Revision Awarded Contract to Supply Prescription Carriers to U.S. Troops

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Essex Junction, Vermont (September 30, 2021) – Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply Universal Prescription Lens Carriers (UPLC) over the next five years.  The contract, issued by DLA Troop Support, has an estimated value of up to $37.5 million, began on September 17, 2021 and is for one three-year base period and two one-year option periods. Revision has been the incumbent supplier of the UPLC to DLA since 2013, when the U.S. Army moved to a single prescription carrier solution for all Rx-capable eyewear on the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  The customizable UPLC allows for an individual prescription to be filled into the carrier by an optometrist, and the carrier fits securely behind the standard lens of their ballistic eyewear.  


Above: Revision Prescription Carrier Solution – Universal Prescription Lens Carrier (UPLC) – provides an easy solution for vision correction in ballistic military eyewear platforms on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  Revision was selected for a follow-on 5-year contract to deliver UPLC to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

“Over the past 8 years, Revision has delivered thousands of UPLCs to DLA which have been issued widely across the U.S. military branches,” said Revision CEO Amy Coyne. “Revision recognizes the unique challenges for an end-user that requires vision correction and provides a universal vision correction solution that can be used across multiple styles and brands of protective eyewear without compromising end user protection.”


Above: Revision UPLC easily integrates into StingerHawk® Spectacles by clipping into the nosepiece.  The UPLC securely offers vision correction while meeting all military ballistic standards.  


Above: Revision UPLC is designed to offer vision correction in most of Revision spectacles and goggle systems, as well as most eyewear solutions on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).  

Revision’s Prescription Rx Carrier accommodates single vision prescriptions up to +/-11 and fits into the Revision Sawfly® and StingerHawk® Spectacles, and Desert Locust®, SnowHawk®, and Bullet Ant® Goggles. Its secure press-fit design ensures that it is properly positioned every time and its rugged and ergonomically designed frame provides wide field-of-view and durability. Revision’s Prescription Rx Carrier meets ANSI Z87.1-2010 and MIL-PRF-32432A ballistic impact requirements and is on the U.S. Army Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL).

Revision Military Partners with Airboss Defense Group to Provide LazrBloc Visors for Low Burden Mask

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Revision Military has been partnered with Airboss Defense Group (ADG) to manufacture the clear inserts and multiple outsert tints for the ADG Low Burden Mask (LBM) for the past several years.


ADG LBM with Revision LazrBloc FT-AB and GI-AB laser protective visors on display at Revision’s DSEi booth.

In response to global events, Revision adapted several of their proprietary LazrBloc® formulations to LBM outserts – allowing users to quickly don laser protection while wearing their LBM. LazrBloc visors encompass a suite of unique laser protective lenses, specially developed for precise laser eye defense against a variety of light energy wavelengths, including harmful and invisible near-infrared energy.

The LBM laser visors are available in two sizes – Medium/Large and Large/Extra Large, and in two LazrBloc Formulations – FT-AB and GI-AB.

Product will be available soon – contact [email protected] to inquire.

DSEi 21 – Revision Military’s Swedish Contract Wolfspider Goggle System

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Revision Military recently announced a protective eyewear contract from the Swedish Armed Forces. They had one of the Wolfspider Goggle Systems on hand.

An interesting feature is that the Swedish Three Crown emblem is places on the kit.

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DSEi 21 – Bloc Eyewear

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Bloc Eyewear is a UK company. They have introduced a tactical line which includes various models of glasses and goggles. The frames are made from TR90 rather than nylon and they use a 2.5 mil lens, rather than 2.1 which is prevalent in industry. This lens has deleted a 1.1 gram projectile at 270 meters per sending. Additionally, the lenses meet ANSI and EU standards.

According to Bloc, their new goggle incorporates the world’s first ballistic, polarized lens. It is treated for anti-fog and meets ansi as well as EU safety ratings. Each Google comes with a clear, yellow and polarized smoke lens. Frames and steps are available in White, Black, Green and Tan.

Another concept they are working on is an NVG bracket compatible goggle for vehicle operators and law enforcement which allow the goggles to be attached to the helmet and moved up out of the way quickly.

Bloc Eyewear’s tactical is available in the UK from Brigantes.

Revision Awarded Contract by Swedish Armed Forces to Deliver Eye Protection Systems

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Essex Junction, Vermont (September 10, 2021) – Revision Military has been awarded a contract with the Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) of Sweden for Military Protective Eyewear Systems (MPES) for a total validity period of seven (7) years.  The contract was signed in June 2020 and initial product deliveries started to arrive in Sweden in August 2021. The MPES includes rigorous specifications and customization requirements to suit the needs of the Swedish Armed Forces – including ballistic eyewear, low profile goggles, full coverage goggles, universal prescription carrier and ballistic laser protective lenses to protect against a variety of laser hazards. Revision partnered with CRD Protection, a privately held Swedish company specializing in protective products, to pursue and secure a contract award with the FMV and assist with contract execution.

“Our team is thrilled to be partnered with the Swedish Armed Forces for their MPES contract”, said Revision CEO, Amy Coyne.  “We believe that the FMV has taken a forward-thinking, holistic approach to eye protection, choosing a suite of products and accessories to cover the wide variety of threats their soldiers may face, including advanced laser protection which has proven to be an increasing threat around the globe. We are honored that the FMV chose Revision.”  

Each product was customized to meet FMV requirements, including the national emblem of Sweden, the Three Crowns on the brow of each eyewear frame. The FMV chose three eyewear platforms for the contract along with the following accessories:

• Sawfly®R3 Eyewear System: the next generation of the battle-proven, legacy Sawfly eyewear, featuring upgraded temple arms to improve fit, comfort and retentions, and a revised brow design for improved helmet integration.

• Bullet Ant® Goggle System:  a dual lens goggle system offering high-impact protection in a slim profile design.

• Wolfspider® Goggle System: streamlines size, weight and design for comfort and equipment compatibility without compromising on full coverage ballistic protection.

• Prescription (Rx) Carrier:  universal Rx Carrier compatible with SawflyR3, Bullet Ant and Wolfspider, offering a singular solution for correction vision.

• LazrBloc® ballistic and laser protective lenses allow for easy integration of protection against laser hazards into eyewear systems.

Oakley Standard Issue Invites Qualified Users to Join the Exclusive OSI Community

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

FOOTHIL RANCH, CA. – August 2, 2021 – Oakley® Standard Issue™  invites members of the U.S. Military, Government, Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS Professionals to join OSI. Oakley SI takes great pride in offering the industry’s most innovative, premium products at an exclusive price for U.S. Military, First Responders and Government personnel. Membership into Oakley Standard Issue is free and entitles its members access to exclusive Oakley products and direct pricing. 

“We’ve been supporting our men and women in uniform for over 25 years,” said Erick Poston, Senior Director of Oakley SI. “Our core objective is to maintain the highest standard in optics, impact and performance in every product that lands in the hands of our consumers. We accomplish that task with rigorous testing, fine-tuned process and plenty of end-user input. We invite all our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families to learn more about what we do at oakleysi.com.”

For Over 25 years, Oakley® Standard Issue™ has been supplying this nation’s heroes with the very best in protective eyewear. An obsession with research and development continues to produce combat-ready equipment for those whose lives depend on their gear—and Oakley SI is honored to have earned their respect. To get a better feel for what Oakley SI is all about, fans are encouraged to watch the Oakley SI Origin video

To register for Oakley SI, users will need to verify their credentials through ID.me. This is a quick and easy process that will secure a spot within the OSI community.

To learn more about Oakley Standard Issue, visit OakleySI.com. Details about products, promotions and future offers can also be found on the Oakley SI Instagram, Facebook and YouTube pages.

 

Warrior West 21 – Oakley Ballistic Line Miner Goggle

Tuesday, July 6th, 2021

Oakley’s new Ballistic Line Miner goggle was showcased as part of the “Winter Is Coming” focus at Warrior West.

Designed for wear in cold weather/arctic environments, this White framed goggle meets ANSI and Mil-Spec and is offered with Clear, Persimmon, Rose, and Dark Grey lenses. The Persimmon and Rose lenses are crucial for use in Arctic conditions.

Oakley is currently working to have the Ballistic Line Miner added to the Approved Protective Eyewear List (APEL) but has been released for pre-order to Global SOF. Available 1 September.

Oakley products are available for unit and agency orders from ADS, Inc.

Wiley X Breaks Ground at New Headquarters in Frisco, Texas

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Livermore, CA. (June 22, 2021) – Wiley X®, the leading premium protective eyewear brand,  broke ground in Frisco, Texas, where its global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site is set to be located in the Star Business Park by 2022. Wiley X joins a growing list of California-based companies seeking new locations, with many finding their new homes in the Dallas and North Texas region. The central location within the United States will increase efficiencies of shipping and distribution, in both time and cost, to the wide range of customers Wiley X supports.

Co-Owners of Wiley X, Myles Freeman, Jr. and Dan Freeman, were on-site with shovels in hand and hard hats on to commemorate the milestone of this brand. Naturally, all participants, which included Mayor Jeff Cheney, Councilman John Keating, Councilman Bill Woodward, and Councilman Brian Livingston were equipped with the brand’s iconic safety-rated eyewear to ensure the event went off without a hitch. Other attendees included Gary Garley, Jason Dudley and Rick Fletcher of the Frisco EDC Board of Directors as well as Fire Chief Mark Piland and Assistant Chief Greg Ward of the Frisco Police Department.

“Wiley X is committed to piloting smart and sustained growth for many years to come and a central location like Texas is a prime place to call home for our brand,” said Dan Freeman, Co-Owner of Wiley X. “Frisco is a perfect fit for Wiley X and as a veteran-founded, family-owned company, we are excited to call Texas home as we begin to grow and contribute to the area while supporting the community,” expressed Myles Freeman, Jr., Co-Owner of Wiley X.

Frisco – known as “Sports City USA” – is a perfect fit for Wiley X, a company committed to protection and performance for active pursuits such as fishing, motorsports and shooting, as well as for the government/first responder network. Wiley X aligns well with Texas values, with a long history of providing protective eyewear to the United States military and being veteran-founded and family-owned. Breaking ground and the move to Frisco will inspire the fabrication of a state-of-the-art building to elevate brand operations and will include a flagship retail store for Wiley X fans and local customers to enjoy.

About the Frisco EDC

The Frisco EDC operates as a Texas non-profit corporation and is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Frisco, Texas City Council. Job number one is facilitating the creation of jobs, as the Frisco EDC’s mission is to improve the economic opportunities and quality of life for all Frisco residents. The Frisco EDC has facilitated major economic development projects, resulting in hundreds of projects and thousands of jobs in the City of Frisco. For more information, visit FriscoEDC.com.