Galvion’s Batlskin Caiman system is selected for the Canadian Dismounted Infantry Capability Enhancement (DICE) programme

Galvion’s Batlskin Caiman system is selected for the Canadian Dismounted Infantry Capability Enhancement (DICE) programme

Galvion, a world leader in innovative head protection systems and power and data management solutions, has won a major contract from the Department of National Defence (DND) Canada for its flagship Batlskin Caiman® ballistic helmet systems. The Canadian Dismounted Infantry Capability Enhancement (DICE) programme contract was awarded following a full and open competition, based on meeting stringent technical requirements, as well as comprehensive end-user evaluation. The one-year framework contract will see delivery of approximately 2100 helmets and 4200 helmet covers, in two patterns, along with spare parts. There is an option to extend to 5 years, with delivery of up to 8400 additional helmets and accessories.

Developed over a number of years with extensive SOF community collaboration and feedback, the Caiman® helmet system has been tried and tested on operations and is in service across multiple countries, delivering unmatched levels of weight and comfort, and is expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other critical equipment needs, now and into the future. The helmet is equipped with Galvion’s premiere APEX lining system, an intuitively adjustable design that enables a customized fit for users.

“The Caiman helmet system is a platform with a unique combination of agility, protection, weight reduction, and scalability, built to meet the real-world demands of the modern battlefield,” said   Jonathan Blanshay, CEO at Galvion. “Our global team is incredibly proud of the work that we do and winning this Canadian programme shortly after our recently announced NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) framework contract will mean this best-in-class helmet will be protecting more of our NATO allies around the world.” He added: “this contract award validates everything that we are trying to achieve here at Galvion. By providing the very best technical and engineering solutions possible that are also hyper-focused on end-user insight and feedback, we help to increase the agility, lethality and survivability of those who protect us.”

About Galvion:

Galvion designs, develops, and delivers mission critical head, face, and torso protective solutions as well as intelligent power and data management systems for the world’s most demanding military and tactical teams.   Founded in 2002 as Revision Military, a foundational belief in calculated investment and capability expansion led to a strategic refocus, resulting in the divestiture of the protective eyewear business, along with the Revision name, in 2019. Rebranded as Galvion, the company’s products and technology continue to evolve beyond purely passive protection, focusing instead on active systems that enhance performance and survivability, with an eye to the ever-changing demands of the modern battlefield. Through advanced design, keen end-user insight and intelligent integration, Galvion engineers uniquely customized solutions that go beyond what was once thought possible.  

Privately owned with ISO 9001:2015 certified facilities in Vermont, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in the US, Montreal in Canada and Bristol in the UK, Galvion’s team of 400+ employees work proactively to solve the problems left unsolved by others. galvion.com