Revision Military has announced a that the company has won a five-year contract to supply the Swiss Armed Forces with their protective eyewear needs. Following extensive user trials and establishing that it met stringent performance requirements, Revision’s Sawfly Eyewear was selected as the all-purpose ballistic spectacle of choice.
From January 2014, it will become the standard issue spectacle to all Swiss troops, to the tune of 290,000 Sawfly Military Eyewear kits plus additional accessories. This is Revision’s second eyewear contract with the Swiss Armed Forces; in 2008 they were awarded a contract to supply 10,000 Desert Locust Military Goggles.
Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision, said:
“With this contract, Switzerland joins the short list of countries that have made ballistic eye protection a priority for their soldiers and recognise that by recommending eye protection as an everyday item – like boots and helmets – soldier familiarity with the equipment once on the battlefield is ensured.”
In addition to Switzerland, Revision is exclusive supplier of protective eyewear to the German, Canadian, British, Dutch, Belgian and Danish Armed Forces. The Revision Sawfly continues to be the most widely issued military spectacle amongst NATO nations, dominating the ballistic protective eyewear landscape worldwide.
The Sawfly Eyewear System features a lightweight frame, communications equipment-compatible arms and interchangeable ballistic protective lenses. It is also prescription capable with Revision’s Rx Carrier, 95,000 of which were also included in this contract award.
The Sawfly Spectacle provides superior ballistic protection, exceeding EN 166 and military ballistic impact requirements (MIL-PRF-31013, clause 188.8.131.52 and MIL-DTL-43511D, clause 3.5.10); flawless optics for distortion-free vision; and rugged durability to protect and perform through all the rigors of combat.