Revision has been selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply Batlskin VIPER P6N helmet systems for the Dutch armed forces. The contract for delivery of approximately 48,800 combat helmets was awarded on a full and open competition basis and a 15-year maintenance and support agreement established, with an estimated completion date of 2034. The bespoke helmet system, developed to the Dutch MoD’s rigorous performance standards and weight requirements, represents the first major advancement in helmet technology for the Dutch military in over 20 years.
“We are extremely proud of the helmet suite that we developed for the Dutch MoD,” commented Jonathan Blanshay, CEO at Revision. “Our experienced team of engineers and designers worked with the latest materials to build a user-centric system that offers better protection, optimised fit, reduced weight and enhanced integration options. Combined, these features ultimately lead to improved operational effectiveness for the soldier. The Dutch MoD’s move to Revision’s VIPER P6N system follows the trend started by Denmark and the United Kingdom to upgrade their programmes to Revision’s next-generation helmets and we expect other NATO countries will follow suit. Our continued investment in cutting-edge materials and efficient, high-volume manufacturing processes cement Revision’s position to meet the growing global demand for customised advanced military helmet systems.”
“The current version [Dutch helmet] dates from the early 1990s and is in urgent need of replacement,” observed the Dutch project lead quoted in DMO Magazine, Materieel Gezien. “The helmet from Revision Military was the best in the tests. Among other things, the helmets received the highest rating from the users in the test group.”
The VIPER P6N helmet shell uses advanced materials (including Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene - UHMWPE) and processes to exceed high protection standards in a lightweight, adaptable and comfortable system. More than 55,000 helmet covers in the new ‘Netherlands Fractal Pattern’ camouflage will be supplied in green, tan and white, while all systems will include Revision’s best-in-class APEX Liner system that is infinitely customisable for ultimate comfort and impact protection. Additional accessories include lightweight skeletonised accessory rails and the Wilcox L4 Shroud. Revision will begin delivering helmet systems to the Dutch MoD later this year.