Posts Tagged ‘Revision Military’

Danes Choose Revision’s Batlskin Cobra Helmet

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Earlier today, Revision announced that the Danish Army has issued a 7-year contract to them for Batlskin Cobra Helmets which include the Batlskin Modular Head Protection system (high-performance liner, ergonomic Retention System and multipurpose Front Mount). The Batlskin Cobra Helmet is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene.


Deliveries will commence with an initial 4,335 Batlskin Cobra helmet systems to be delivered to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), which will have the option to purchase additional Batlskin helmet-mounted components including the Batlskin Visor and Mandible Guard.

According to Revision they were awarded the Danish contract for a lighter-weight, blunt force, blast and ballistic higher protection level helmet after being down-selected to one of only several competitors able to fulfill this requirement. Testing of the Batlskin system was conducted at the Danish army test center with involvement from Army and Air Force military branches and Revision ultimately won the bid with high technical compliance scores, favorable end-user trials which were weighted at 60% of the evaluation and good price/value for this state-of-the-art head protection system.


“Revision is proud to have been awarded this contract to supply the Danish Military with our lightweight, high-performance polyethylene helmets and satellite Batlskin components—proof that we are advancing in our mission to meet the needs of the modern-day soldier fighting on today’s battlefield,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “Our readiness to supply next-generation helmets that meet both current and future operational environments is the culmination of many years of research and development of new materials, a strong design focus on protection systems that not only integrate seamlessly but can be customized for various military customers, and innovative manufacturing processes. The ability to produce both highly-specialized, polyethylene composite helmet shells at Revision’s Composite Center of Excellence as well as more traditional aramid helmets at our Newport facility enables us to quickly iterate helmet solutions to meet our global customers’ program requirements.”

Revision Batlskin ACH MPS Range of Motion and Weapon Sighting

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012


When Revision’s Modular Protection Attachment System first hit the market a year ago, one of the thing the guys immediately commented on was weapon sighting. The concern was that you wouldn’t be able to fire your weapon and that range of motion would be inhibited by the hard armored mandible. To answer these questions Revision has produced these two videos. Granted, it’s not going to be perfect. The weapon wasn’t designed for a shooter with a huge jaw. But, they have accommodated weapon use in balancing protection and movement by suggesting a couple of TTPs. One will be familiar to guys who were in during the old days when we fired with pro masks. With the “angle” technique, you cant your weapon sight toward your eye. It’s actually a bit easier with a CCO than using standard iron sights on the carrying handle. The other technique, the so-called “index” is a concept many have adopted in shooting. It posits that if your finger pints at it, you’ll hit it, at least at close range. Revision suggests this for CQB distances of 10m or less.

Range of Motion

Weapon Sighting

Revision ‘Show Us Your Ink’ Contest

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

In honor of reaching 50,000 fans on Facebook, Revision is giving away MP3 downloads. To get yours, post a pic of your military-inspired or patriotic tattoo on their wall and then send a message to the Revision page to receive your MP3 code. On September 17th, they’ll pick their 5 favorite tats and those people will win a pair of Revision eyewear of their choice.

To enter, visit The full announcement is here.

Revision Military R&D

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Revision Military Announces Purchase of MSA’s North American Helmet Business

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Remember way back at the end of March when we told you that MSA was selling their Vermont-based helmet business to someone? Well, we’ve been sitting on our hand for months waiting to tell you that it was Revision all along. Its odd that they announced something this big after 5PM on a Friday. That’s why you’re reading it Saturday. Doesn’t matter who ought it, MSA was smart to unload it. That factory manufactures aramid helmets and both Army and Marine Corps are moving toward polyethylene helmets for the future.

Revision Military has announced the purchase of MSA’s North American ballistic helmet business. The purchase includes the acquisition of MSA’s U.S.-based helmet manufacturing equipment and operations located in Newport, Vermont. The former MSA facility, which specializes in large-scale production of aramid helmets for military and law enforcement, is a complement to Revision’s existing Composite Center of Excellence which outputs highly-specialized, polyethylene composite helmet shells. Having both manufacturing capabilities will enable Revision to meet current aramid helmet program requirements while also aiding customers in their quest for lighter weight, higher performance head protection solutions.

“MSA has proven itself to be a trusted helmet supplier to the U.S. Army with the right people and the right facilities to deliver first-rate, best-value helmet shells,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “We are pleased to welcome the approximately 45 Newport-based employees to the Revision family as we expand our offering of leading-edge soldier systems equipment to military customers worldwide.”

Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont commented: “Revision Military has proven they know how to design, manufacture and deliver state-of-the-art soldier protective systems for customers across the globe. I am pleased to see a firm with such skill and experience taking over helmet production for our American soldiers and soldiers across the globe.”

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin shared in the enthusiasm over Revision’s purchase of the North American helmet manufacturing facility: “This is great news for the city of Newport and the state of Vermont, adding jobs and strengthening the economy. Most importantly, Revision’s announcement is important for our soldiers, who depend on Revision products to keep them safe in the line of duty. We look forward to a continued strong partnership with Jonathan Blanshay and Revision Military.”

Revision has committed orders from the US Army to deliver approximately 100,000 helmets over the 12 months following the acquisition. Additionally, Revision will fulfill the balance of an outstanding contract for 6,000 CG634 helmets to the Canadian DND while continuing to develop current and future helmet business with law enforcement agencies.

This acquisition, coupled with Revision’s extensive international experience is expected to be instrumental in meeting demands for aramid helmets on a global scale. Importantly, being able to manufacture and deliver ACH helmets—the platform upon which Revision’s Batlskin Modular Head Protection System is carried—will allow Revision to deliver completely integrated and fully modular head and face protection packages to its North American and global customers.

Revision BATLSKIN Now Available for Purchase

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Revision Military’s innovative BATLSKIN system is now available for purchase by military and LE. The BATLSKIN system consists of Front Mount, Mandible Guard and Visor. All three were designed to work specifically with the issue ACH.

Components are sized due to the varying geometry of different sized ACHs. Initially, Medium and Large size offerings are available with Small and X-Large coming this summer.

BATLSKIN Multipurpose Front Mount is the cornerstone of the BATLSKIN Head Protection system. It is a robust and lightweight universal NVG mount that triples as the visor dock and mandible guard attachment point. It offers greater stability than current NVG mounts with a 3-point helmet attachment assembly AND it provides the mechanism for mounting advanced protective equipment.

BATLSKIN High-Threat Mandible Guard provides lightweight blunt force, blast and ballistic protection for the lower jaw. Its durable, low-profile design is engineered for rapid attachment and removal while on the run. It can be donned with or without the Visor.

BATLSKIN Three-Position Visor is an optically correct face shield that can be worn one of three ways from maximum coverage to maximum breathability: locked, vented or up. It is designed to provide maximum field-of-view and can be worn with or without the Mandible Guard. It is scratch, fog and chemical resistant.

“The Batlskin System is a modular solution that lets the Soldier armor up or down depending on the imminent threat level. It provides additional, life-saving protection when needed with the ability to quickly doff components once no longer necessary,” explains Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “We’re pleased to extend this level of protection to individual soldiers and law officers who operate in harm’s way.”

BATLSKIN is available in Tan 499, Foliage Green and Black.

Revision Leap Year Sale

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Enter the code FEB29 when going through checkout in the Revision online store and you’ll receive 30% off your order. This offer is valid until the end of the day on February 29, 2012.

Revision Introduces Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Revision is introducing the Sawfly Photochromic Eyewear System. It features the ballistic photochromic Sawfly lens automatically darkens to a sunglass tint when exposed to sunlight and returns to its clear state in the absence of UV rays, providing a tactical edge in rapidly changing environments.

“Revision’s photochromic lens technology not only eliminates the need to switch lenses when transitioning between the indoors and outside, but also automatically adjusts to compensate for varying outdoor light levels allowing the end user to focus on his mission, not his eyepro,” commented Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. Revision’s Photochromic Sawfly lens takes only 60 seconds to change from its darkest state to almost clear, while most competitors’ lenses take more than twice as long to do the same. From the clear state to a light-grey lens tint capable of blocking sun glare, it takes only 20 seconds. “For military and tactical operators, faster photochromic lens change means enhanced visual performance when it’s most needed – in dynamic environments.”

Revision eyewear exceeds ANSI Z87.1-2010 and U.S. military ballistic impact requirements for spectacles (MIL-PRF-31013 clause while providing flawless optics and 100% UV protection. Look for them in March 2012.

They will be in SHOT Show booth #26011.