Essex Junction, VT, USA () - 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."
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.