In July of this year, Revision Military was awarded a development contract by the US Department of Defense for their next-generation helmet platform programme (3M Ceradyne and Gentex subsidiary Ops Core are also understood to be involved in the programme, all of which received contacts worth up to $726,000 including future movement for follow-on options, industry sources suggested to Monch). At AUSA 2016, Revision unveiled 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 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 armour, according to the company, for blunt force and ballistic protection during specialty operations. "This 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," says Revision.
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.
Below: Revision’s Family of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) suite has been designed to integrate with Special Communication equipment.