Revision Military showed off its new Special Forces helmet systems at the 2017 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida.
Revision's Special Forces helmet solutions were developed for Special Operations Command’s highly anticipated Family of Tactical Headborne Systems, or FTHS, program, a solicitation that is primed to define Special Operations Forces head protection for the foreseeable future, according to a recent Revision press release.
Revision has developed two cutting-edge helmet systems: a Carbon Bump System and a Ballistic System with liner system, rails, and Wilcox Mount. Revision's Carbon Bump helmet can be ballistically-enabled-add-on armor appliques up the protection level for ballistic, blunt-force, blast-force, and fragmentation threats. In addition, the skeletonization of all system components has significantly reduced the overall weight of these helmet systems, according to the release.
"True to form, Revision took this generative, ground up process to the extreme, setting ambitious goals for performance and innovation while working on a narrow timeline," said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision Military.
“In this process, Revision brought a wide-range of SOF users to the table. Special Forces operators can feel real ownership of the end-product, knowing that their demands were addressed and readdressed continuously. We are genuinely excited to unleash the full scope of our vision for the future of Special Forces head protection."
Revision invested heavily in this project and significantly strengthened its manufacturing by adding several million dollars of new equipment and expanding its principal helmet manufacturing facility, Blanshay said.
Revision's FTHS head systems showcase at SOFIC represents the culmination of an intensive ground-up design and development program, dating back to the beginning of 2016, as well as exhaustive testing, analysis, and trials, the release states.
Revision's FTHS solutions will be available commercially in 2017. The suite of products will be known as the Batlskin Caiman Head System. Additional Caiman Head System accessories and components are planned for later this year and early 2018, according to the release.