Swiss military orders Sawfly eyewear system from Revision

19 August 2013 (Last Updated August 19th, 2013 18:30)

Revision Military has been awarded a contract to supply its Sawfly military eyewear system to the Swiss Armed Forces.

Sawfly system

Revision Military has been awarded a contract to supply its Sawfly military eyewear system to the Swiss Armed Forces.

Under the contract, the company will deliver a total of 290,000 Sawfly military eyewear kits along with additional accessories, including 95,000 Rx carrier and connector system, over the next five years.

Selected after comprehensive user trials and addressing stringent performance requirements, Sawfly is scheduled to become the standard issue eyewear for all Swiss troops, starting in January 2014.

Revision CEO, Jonathan Blanshay, said: ''With this contract, Switzerland joins the short list of countries that have made ballistic eye protection a priority for their soldiers and recognise that by recommending eye protection as an everyday item, like boots and helmets, soldier familiarity with the equipment once on the battlefield is ensured.''

"By recommending eye protection as an everyday item, like boots and helmets, soldier familiarity with the equipment on the battlefield is ensured."

This latest order represents the company's second eyewear contract with the Swiss armed forces following the 2008 contract, which covered supplies of 10,000 desert locust military goggles.

Comprising of a lightweight frame, communications equipment-compatible arms and interchangeable ballistic protective lenses, the Sawfly eyewear system provides a superior ballistic and eye protection required by soldiers during combat operations.

The ballistic protection exceeds EN 166 and military ballistic impact requirements, including MIL-PRF-31013, clause 3.5.1.1 and MIL-DTL-43511D, clause 3.5.10, as its eye protection lastsand performs against changing light conditions and harmful UV-A, UV-B and UV-C rays.

In addition to being listed on the US Army's authorised protective eyewear list (APEL), Sawfly glasses serve as the official standard issue eyewear for various NATO countries, such as Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.


Image: different components of the Sawfly military eyewear system. Photo: copyright of Revision Military.

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