31 Dec

Revision wins contract to supply US DOD with 90,000 combat helmets, 43 jobs for Newport

first_imgRevision Military Ltd,Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions,’ wins a contract to supply the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Troop Support, ‘ with 90,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH). One of only two qualified and approved suppliers for the current ACH, Revision expects this $21 million award to bring 43 jobs back to Newport, Vermont, where the helmets are manufactured.‘Revision is proud to answer the U.S. Military’s call for an additional 90,000 ACH helmets,’ says Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. ‘We’re a proven and dependable supplier having delivered over a million helmets from the Newport manufacturing facility. In addition to leveraging existing manufacturing technologies to deliver head protective solutions for today’like the ACH’we’re also shaping the future of soldier protection with innovative composite materials, new manufacturing processes and integrated designs. In addition to this contract, Revision was recently selected as a development partner for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) which promises to become the Army’s next widely-fielded head protection system. We couldn’t be prouder of these two accomplishments’for the company and for our employees.’Vermont Senator Leahy, a longtime supporter of Revision’s commitment to bringing business to the state said, ‘I’m proud of the key role that Vermonters have taken in making protection systems for our troops.’  Vermont is becoming known for this manufacturing specialty, for good reasons. ‘ Since we first began talking about Revision coming to Newport, they have been a dedicated corporate citizen. ‘ With this contract Vermonters will continue to have access to good quality manufacturing jobs, and our men and women in the field will continue to have access to good quality protection in the field.’The contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is to be delivered during 2014 and 2015. ‘ If this development is coupled with selection of Revision to proceed as a development partner for the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) next generation helmet in future phases, Leahy expects the presence of helmet manufacturing work to be secured in Newport for the next several years, despite overall reductions in defense spending.Leahy is the most senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate’s work in writing the annual defense budget bills.’  He has long supported Revision’s cutting-edge work on soldier protective systems such as protective eyewear.’  Leahy’s matchmaking efforts with Revision and Defense Department agencies, buttressed by the funding he has secured through his work on the Appropriations Committee, have given the firm the chance to prove its technology, earn its superb reputation for quality and innovation, and build strong links to potential customers.Under this contract, Revision will deliver 90,000 additional helmets to DLA for use throughout the Department of Defense from its line of ballistic helmets that include models for law enforcement agencies and first responders. ‘ Revision won the larger of two contracts awarded by DLA because of its ability to provide a high-quality timely and cost-effective solution to an anticipated gap in protective headware in 2014 and 2015.Since acquiring the Newport-based helmet manufacturing facility in 2012, Revision has fulfilled a number of large-scale U.S. and international military helmet orders, including a previous contract with the DLA for 90,000 units. This facility also produces ballistic helmets for the company’s law enforcement and first responder customers. In addition to Revision’s Newport location, helmets and head subsystems are also manufactured at the Revision Composite Center of Excellence, located in Montreal, Canada.ABOUT REVISIONRevision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face, head and torso protection and continues to develop innovative capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in Luxembourg and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com(link is external).Essex Junction, VT, USA (January 13, 2014) -’ Revision Military‘last_img

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