After nearly two years of user engagement, rigorous design and development, and technological manufacturing enhancements, Revision Military, a world leader in military and tactical helmets and head protection solutions, has revealed its full Special Operations Forces (SOF) helmet line: the Batlskin Caiman™ Head System suite. Revision’s Caiman line is the end-result of significant collaboration between the company and SOF users.
The Caiman family includes the Caiman Ballistic Helmet System (available in five sizes for superior comfort and fit), the Caiman Carbon Bump Helmet System (available in five sizes), an Applique that ballistically-enables the Carbon Bump shell, two visor variants—one that attaches directly into the Wilcox® L4 Series Shroud and one that attaches to the NVG mount—two mandible variants—one bump and one ballistic—a streamlined rail system, an innovative liner and suspension system, and helmet covers. The Caiman Carbon Bump Helmet System will be available in November. The Caiman Ballistic Helmet System, mandible guards, visors, helmet covers, and additional accessories will be available in 2018.
“The cutting-edge innovations Revision devised during the intensive development of the Caiman suite will undoubtedly influence the trajectory of the global SOF head protection industry for years to come,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military. “We went above and beyond for this program, showing the true Revision spirit to deliver on our commitment to our customers and end users. We are excited to provide global SOF operators with this game-changing new capability that will undoubtedly save lives. We are especially honored to have worked closely and extensively with operators throughout the development process to build a truly advanced and forward-thinking helmet system tailored to their hard-won experience and the real-world demands of the modern battlefield. Together, I believe we have developed the single best suite of military head systems ever created.”
Revision’s Caiman systems are optimized for operators across the global SOF spectrum—humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping, counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency, low-intensity conflict and full-scale war, military freefall, maritime interdiction, combat swimming operations, search and seizure, and long range patrol—and across a wide range of extreme and volatile conditions—day or night, tropic or arctic, arid desert or open ocean, and beyond. The skeletonization of all system components in the Caiman Helmet Systems has significantly reduced the overall weight compared to currently fielded helmet systems, emphasizing scalability and mission-specific accessories for highly dynamic operations.
Both the Caiman Carbon Bump helmet and the Caiman Ballistic helmet come in five sizes, ensuring users are wearing the lightest, most stable, and most comfortable helmet—resulting in an estimated 40% of users wearing a lighter helmet, compared to traditional four-size models. Revision has also developed a series of accessories that will be available for the head systems, enhancing these elite helmet systems for boat, vehicle, and HALO/HAHO, as well as mountain, river, and direct action operations. Moreover, Caiman helmets are expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other SOF equipment needs— particularly, Revision’s recently introduced SenSys ComCentr2™ Tactical Headset System, a next-generation circumaural headset that enhances communication and awareness while also protecting users from sudden or sustained hazardous sonics.
The versatility of the Caiman head systems makes these ideal solutions for SOF operators as well as other international forces—law enforcement, paramilitary, peacekeeping, and more—seeking this unique combination of agility, protection, weight reduction, and scalability.