Montreal, Quebec (September 14, 2015)- Revision Military, a world leader in integrated, purpose-built soldier solutions, is establishing a new UK facility not only to support the ongoing delivery of the VIRTUS Program UK Head Sub-System (the Cobra Plus protective head system) but also to facilitate closer communications and support for Revision’s UK and European customers. With Revision’s industry-leading integrated soldier systems capabilities, which now include power provision and management, the Company believes there are numerous opportunities that will benefit from this local resource support. The facility, which is scheduled to open in Q4, 2015, will be located in Bristol near the Ministry of Defense’s Abbey Wood site that houses the Defence Equipment and Support procurement organization.
Jonathan Blanshay, CEO, Revision Military commented, “We are extremely proud that the Cobra Plus Head System has been selected as the new helmet and facial protection system for UK soldiers. We believe in supporting not only this program, but also other as yet unidentified soldier-systems initiatives with this commitment to establish Revision Military (UK) Ltd. Proximity to DE&S will allow for closer working relationships in the quest to provide the very best protective gear for UK troops.” He continued, “I am also very pleased to announce the appointment of Brigadier (Retired) Peter Rafferty to the position of President, Revision Military (UK) Ltd.”
Brigadier (Retired) Rafferty served over 30 years as a Regular Infantry Officer holding commissions in the King’s Regiment and latterly the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. His deployments include the Falkland Islands, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Libya. Also an acquisition professional, he led the Dismounted Close Combat Integrated Project Team and the Personal Combat Equipment Project Team. He was Head of the Individual Capability Group responsible for infantry equipment program delivery and conceived and led the development of the Integrated Soldier System Executive.
On the announcement of his appointment Peter said: “I am delighted to have joined Revision Military to lead our efforts here in the UK and beyond. Revision’s track record of putting the soldier first is second to none, delivering world class personal protective equipment of the highest quality. The Company is passionately committed to our soldiers, their survivability and their success if defense of our nations. The vision, values and ethos of the Company are instantly recognizable to me as a retired Infantry soldier. I am proud to be part of Revision’s continuing mission to ensure that our soldiers get the very best equipment, as they have the right to expect.”
Above: The selection of Revision’s Batlskin Cobra Plus Head System for UK troops, was instrumental in Revision’s decision to open the UK Facility in Bristol in late 2015.
Left: Brigadier (Retired) Rafferty has been appointed President of Revision Military (UK) Ltd., a new facility located in Bristol that is scheduled to open in Q4, 2015.