DLA orders additional advanced combat helmets from Revision

14 January 2014 (Last Updated January 14th, 2014 18:30)

Revision Military has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional advanced combat helmets (ACH) to the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) troop support.

ACH helmet

Revision Military has been awarded a contract for delivery of additional advanced combat helmets (ACH) to the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) troop support.

Under the $21m contract, the company, which is one of only two qualified and approved suppliers for the existing ACH, will supply an additional 90,000 helmets to the US military.

The helmets are scheduled to be manufactured at the company's manufacturing facility in Newport, Vermont, US.

Revision's CEO Jonathan Blanshay said the company is 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,'' Blanshay said.

"Our men and women in the field will continue to have access to good-quality protection."

''In addition to this contract, Revision was recently selected as a development partner for the US Army's Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) which promises to become the army's next widely-fielded head protection system.''

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy said: ''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.''

Fielded in 2003 by Program Executive Office (PEO) as a replacement for the personnel armour system for ground troops (PASGT) helmet, the ACH offers the soldier ballistic and impact protection, while serving as a platform for mounting of communication equipment and night vision devices.

The company did not disclose the contract's delivery schedule.


Image: the ACH offers the soldier ballistic and impact protection. Photo: courtesy of Revision Military.

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