Revision Batlskin® Head Protection System Wins DSEi Innovation Challenge

Revision Batlskin® Head Protection System Wins DSEi Innovation Challenge

*At the end of September 2019, Revision Military sold its protective eyewear business along with the Revision Military name. The remaining Armor, Soldier Power, Platform Power and Advanced Concept divisions move forward from that date under the new corporate name of Galvion. The press release below was issued prior to that sale, and therefore appears using the Revision Military name.*

Revision Military, the recognized global leader in ballistic and laser eye protection, wins the DSEi Innovation Challenge with its new Batlskin Modular Head Protection System. Of the nearly 50 innovators competing in the challenge, Revision was one of six finalists to present their work to an expert panel of judges at the DSEi exhibit. The Batlskin Head Protection System won the challenge for being the most innovative new concept with the potential to make a significant contribution to global defence and security. The UK’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Lord Astor of Hever, presented Revision’s Richard Coomber, Director of Soldier Systems, with the award.

“The innovation shown by Revision in creating such an efficient, light-weight helmet system is impressive,” stated Lord Astor of Hever. “The MOD is constantly seeking ways to engage with companies – however large or small – which can bring novel ideas to support the UK’s Defence and Security. The Innovation Challenge provided one such opportunity and I congratulate Revision on a much deserved award.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized as DSEi’s lead innovator,” commented Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “With the Batlskin Head Protection System, we’re not ‘just’ accessorizing the helmet; we’re deconstructing and re-designing the helmet system as a whole, while reinventing manufacturing processes with lighter weight, higher performing materials. Then we’re minimizing blast and blunt force trauma with a sophisticated helmet liner and retention harness. Lastly, headborne devices like the Front Mount, Visor and Mandible Guard provide added modularity, capability and protection. It’s an integrated full-system approach unlike any our military customers have utilized before. We believe Batlskin will revolutionize soldier head protection in the decades to come.”

The first fully integrated and fully modular solution of its kind, the Batlskin Head Protection System provides industry-leading protection from blunt force, blast and ballistic threats. Entirely scalable and modular, this equipment provides soldiers with the unique ability to quickly armor up and down as the threat environment dictates. Such a system could help reduce the near 30% of battlefield injuries that occur to the head, face and neck. It could also help prevent traumatic brain injury (TBI) – a signature injury of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For more information on battlefield head injuries and the case for advanced head protection, request a copy of our editorial backgrounder or click here to view it online.


Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) is the world’s largest biennial land, sea and air defence and security exhibition, bringing together senior international trade and military experts from across the entire supply chain. The 2011 exhibit took place September 13-16 at the ExCeL center in London, UK.


Revision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face, head and torso protection as well as energy storage and power management products, continues to develop innovative capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings together the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in Montreal, Canada, The UK, and Luxembourg. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com, write media@revisionmilitary.com, or call +1 802-879-7002.