Revision Military to Establish UK Facility in Support of Expanding UK and European Business Growth Opportunities

Revision Military to Establish UK Facility in Support of Expanding UK and European Business Growth Opportunities

*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, a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions, is establishing a new UK facility not only to support the ongoing delivery of the VIRTUS Programme UK Head Sub-System (the Cobra® Plus protective head system) but also to facilitate closer communications and support for Revision’s UK and European customers. With Revision’s industry-leading integrated soldier systems capabilities, which now include power provision and management, the Company believes there are numerous opportunities that will benefit from this local resource support. The facility, which is scheduled to open in Q4, 2015, will be located in Bristol near the Ministry of Defence’s Abbey Wood site that houses the Defence Equipment and Support procurement organisation.

Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military commented, “We are extremely proud that the Cobra Plus Head System has been selected as the new helmet and facial protection system for UK soldiers. We believe in supporting not only this program, but also other as yet unidentified soldier-systems initiatives with this commitment to establish Revision Military (UK) Ltd. Proximity to DE&S will allow for closer working relationships in the quest to provide the very best protective gear for UK troops.” He continued, “I am also very pleased to announce the appointment of Brigadier (Retired) Peter Rafferty to the position of President, Revision Military (UK) Ltd.”

Brigadier (Retired) Rafferty served over 30 years as a Regular Infantry Officer holding commissions in the King’s Regiment and latterly the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. His deployments include the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Libya. Also an acquisition professional, he led the Dismounted Close Combat Integrated Project Team and the Personal Combat Equipment Project Team. He was Head of the Individual Capability Group responsible for infantry equipment programme delivery and conceived and led the development of the Integrated Soldier System Executive.

On the announcement of his appointment Peter said: “I am delighted to have joined Revision Military to lead our efforts here in the UK and beyond. Revision’s track record of putting the soldier first is second to none, delivering world class personal protective equipment of the highest quality. The Company is passionately committed to our soldiers, their survivability and their success if defense of our nations. The vision, values and ethos of the Company are instantly recognizable to me as a retired Infantry soldier. I am proud to be part of Revision’s continuing mission to ensure that our soldiers get the very best equipment, as they have the right to expect.”


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.