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Revision awarded PEO Soldier IHPS SPS contract

9th January 2014 - 11:37 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Revision Military has been awarded a two year development-to-acquisition programme contract for PEO Soldier's Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) Soldier Protective System (SPS). The programme aims to ultimately develop the US Army’s next-generation helmet system.

Revision's IHPS small arms helmet serves as the foundation for the company's proposed head protection system. The helmet draws on the company’s HEaDS-UP ATO helmet, with a shell design that contours the shape of the wearer's head, increasing their area of coverage and protection while reducing system weight and unneeded space.

The system weighs less than existing combat helmets and includes upgradeable mandible and visor protection. It also features a retention and netted suspension system with dial-in comfort settings and high-impact ballistic padding. The suite includes modular ballistic armour plates that can be applied to the helmet's exterior for an increased level of protection.

Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision, said: ‘Revision is proud to have been selected as a development partner for the US Army's next-generation head protection system. With lineage emerging from NSRDEC's HEaDS-UP Program and our history in protecting the soldier, the IHPS is a tailorable protection suite that will increase survivability through capability and technology.’

PEO Soldier plans for this programme to conduct iterative human factors testing leading to ballistic and non-ballistic testing and the eventual fielding of an initial quantity of 7,000 systems to a US Army Brigade, prior to moving into full rate production. The army intends the IHPS SPS system to be their next, widely fielded head protection system.

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