Eurosatory 2018: Revision showcases its Caiman hybrid helmet for special operators

Revision is showcasing at Eurosatory 2018 its range of ballistic protection helmets, designed for special operators, including the one being proposed for the US Special Operations Command’s tender.

Revision showcases its Caiman hybrid helmet 
The Revision Caiman helmet system with an NVG mount and the velcros for the attachment of the ballistic or bump protection plates (Picture source Army Recognition)

The Caiman Hybrid Helmet System was designed to address the needs of the US special operators. It is scalable and skeletonized. That means the helmet is built on a conformal carbon shell and then and then the user can add either a bump or ballistic applique.

This design was the result of the different requirements within USSOCOM. Initially, the riverine special operations unit wanted a helmet that would first of all provide bump protection. However, other units wanted to have ballistic protection at the core of the design and bump protection as a secondary option.

Revision brought the two different requirements in a hybrid product that was designed together with USSOCOM. Therefore, special riverine operators can have a bump helmet and then add a ballistic applique surface, which attach with velcro. On the other hand, the rest of the special operations units can acquire the ballistic helmet and attach the bump applique sections depending on their mission.

The design is compatible with the rest of Revision’s products, such as rails, NVG mounts, mandible guards, various pads and liners, and personal signature management systems.

The weight is less than 750 grams (medium size). It is offered in five different sizes and three different colours.

The ballistic performance exceeds 670 m/sec with 1,1 gr. FSP. It stops threats according to the NIJ IIA level and US Army Standard for impact protection CO/PD-05-04.

The product was frozen for a period of time but as Army Recognition has learned, it is now moving forward again. The helmets are currently under user trials and that is expected to last until August. Procurement and deliveries will span across a five-year period.