Jan 29, 2011


01.26.2011– Montreal, QC, Canada – Revision, leading developer of ballistic protective eyewear for militaries worldwide, has secured a $2.7 million contract with the Canadian DND to supply Air Force members with Ballistic Eyewear (BEW), also known as the Sawfly Spectacle System. The initial contract is to supply 33,000 kits and 40,000 additional lenses in 2011 with a 5 year option period. Revision’s Sawfly Ballistic Eyewear was selected for its excellent ballistic and optical properties as well as the company’s past performance record. Revision first won the BEW contract for Canadian land forces in 2003 and has supplied this eyewear through the 2003 – 2010 period.

“Revision is proud to provide the Canadian Air Force with their protective eyewear needs,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. “Today’s battlefield requires protection from a growing list of threats, from IED shrapnel and flying debris to harmful laser wavelengths. Revision’s Sawfly Ballistic Eyewear is a single system that provides powerful ballistic protection and, at the customer’s request, the ability to protect against laser threats with high-performance, specialty lenses.”

Revision’s Sawfly Ballistic Eyewear is an all-purpose spectacle designed to provide protection on a 24-hour, all-weather continuum. Maximizing fit, function and comfort, Sawfly Eyewear provides superior ballistic protection, exceeding stringent Canadian performance specifications, ANSI Z87.1-2010 and U.S. military ballistic impact requirements (MIL-PRF-31013, clause 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. This versatile eyewear system can be outfitted with laser protective lenses to block multiple wavelengths of light. It is also prescription capable with an optional Rx Carrier.
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