Revision Military awarded $98 million contract to produce combat helmets in Newport

Brunilde Fioravanti
Marzo 23, 2017

A Vermont-based company that manufactures military helmets has been awarded a $98 million contract to make the next generation of combat helmets for soldiers.

Since 2013, Revision's Newport facility has expanded by 16,000 square feet, and the number of employees that work at the facility has more than doubled. This five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) helmet contract (W91CRB-17-D-0008), awarded on a full and open competition basis to Revision, has a maximum value of $98,111,803 and estimated completion date of March 6, 2022.

Revision is dedicated to re-envisioning military head systems with integrated technologies that feature new, cutting edge materials, in a variety of designs and configurations, to exceed all customer requirements.

Revision CEO Jonathan Blanshay said the company has been a supplier to the Army since 2005 and the ACH Gen II contract seeks to reflect the firm's efforts to develop lightweight helmets.

Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He says the helmets will protect soldiers from ballistic impacts and be more comfortable due to their 24 percent lighter build.

The company said the new contract was for up to four years, but it was optimistic more work would follow.

Revision says the U.S. Army's Advanced Combat Helmet II will be up to 24 percent lighter than the current helmet.

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