Revision Military Bags US$98 Million U.S. Army Contract For ACH II Helmets
Another win for Revision Military as they get awarded another, and bigger contract to supply the Advanced Combat Helmet II for the U.S. Army. This order is worth US$98 million entailing the company to supply the Army over 293,000 units.
This is not the first time that Revision Military won a contract to supply helmets for the U.S. Army. In 2014, the company won a US$21 million contract to supply 90,000 ACH helmets.
The ACH II Helmet is said to be lighter by than the current helmet by 24 percent. The current helmet weighs around 3 pounds. Before, Gentex Corporation supplied the ACH helmets for the U.S. Army, but 34,218 helmets were recalled as certain screws for the chinstrap and other parts of the helmet were not conforming to standards which the company blamed on a subcontractor for fabricating compliance certificates. The screws failed at extreme temperatures during ballistic tests.
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For this contract, the helmets are priced at over US$334 per item. Revision Military is expected to deliver these helmets for a period of five years, with an estimated completion of delivery in March 2022.
Revision Military is a world-renowned provider of eye and head protection systems. It has a line-up of ballistic eye protection wear that is in use by soldiers, law enforcement, sports shooters, and airsoft players. It also has its own fully modular head protection skin for the soldier called the Batlksin that can be used with the ACH that can be configured to meet mission requirements and even provide protection for the mandible.
Revision Military is based in Newport, Vermont and can be visited online at www.revisionmilitary.com.