Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a number of Revision’s ballistic eyewear products. My testing addressed ergonomics and included an informal assessment of how well the product protects the individual from the effects of debris likely to be encountered in combat situations. In all cases tested, the product achieved its goal with no incidence of secondary fragmentation. Bottom line, Revision eyewear works! It’s no wonder the company’s Sawfly and other ballistic eyewear has been selected as the standard issue product for a number of the world’s armed forces.
Revision, headquartered in Montreal, QC announced the award of a 5 year contract to supply Swiss Armed Forces with ballistic eyewear. Revision’s Sawfly Eyewear was selected as the all-purpose ballistic spectacle of choice. Beginning January 2014, it will become the standard issue glasses to all Swiss troops. The company estimates shipping 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.
In addition to Switzerland, Revision exclusively supplies German, Canadian, British, Dutch, Belgian and Danish forces with their protective eyewear needs. The Revision Sawfly continues to be the most widely issued military spectacle amongst NATO nations, dominating the ballistic protective eyewear landscape worldwide.
Speaking to the media, Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision states:
“Revision is proud to have been selected as the key supplier for the Swiss military’s protective eyewear needs. With this contract Switzerland joins the short list of countries that have made ballistic eye protection a priority for their soldiers and recognize that by recommending eye protection as an everyday item-like boots and helmets-soldier familiarity with the equipment once on the battlefield is ensured.”