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Revision of Vermont wins UK defense contract for eyewear

first_imgRevision Military Ltd,Based on soldier trials, technical compliance and best value pricing, Revision, leading developer of protective eyewear for militaries worldwide, has secured a  UK Ministry of Defence contract for Protective Combat Eyewear. Following tender evaluation and user trials, Revision was selected for providing the best value and for being the most technically compliant bidder. The estimated contract value is £3.4 million to provide the UK MoD with Revision’s Sawfly Military Eyewear System and Bullet Ant goggles. ‘Revision is extremely proud to receive the UK MoD contract for Protective Combat Eyewear,’ said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. ‘The focus behind all Revision eyewear is to meet and exceed the stringent requirements set forth by our military customers. It’s an honor to be supplying UK troops with what we believe to be the best performance-enhancing eye protection products.’ Colonel Peter Rafferty, Team Leader for Defence, Equipment and Support’s Personal Combat Equipment Team added: ‘All troops currently in Afghanistan are issued with protective eyewear as standard and these new additions are an enhancement over what is already out there. In addition to the ballistic protection these items offer, IED’s are a significant threat to our troops in theatre and the debris and dirt thrown up from a blast can be just as harmful to troops as the initial blast or fragmentation itself. This protective eyewear is the best chance they have of minimizing injuries to the eyes while still maintaining situational awareness and thus the ability to do their jobs.” The Revision Sawfly Military Eyewear System is an all-purpose spectacle designed to provide protection on a 24-hour, all-weather continuum. Maximizing fit, function and comfort, the Sawfly Military Eyewear System exceeds the rigorous optical and ballistic testing standards in use today; it is the most widely used military spectacle in service. The Bullet Ant Goggle System provides powerful ballistic protection against medium-energy fragmentation while protecting against the environment: sand, wind and dust. The goggle system features interchangeable OcuMax® coated lenses for high-performance anti-fog and anti-scratch capabilities and provides flawless optics for unprecedented visual clarity. The Bullet Ant Goggle also exceeds the rigorous testing standards in use today. Both products are prescription capable with a single insert’the Revision Rx Carrier. The Combat Protective Eyewear Tender (number DC4/4055) is the UK MoD’s first competition for protective eyewear since 2005. In addition to securing this procurement, Revision is the major supplier of protective eyewear for numerous NATO countries including the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium; Revision also fulfills the protective eyewear needs of 40 other countries around the world. Essex Junction, VT, USA (February 8, 2010) ABOUT REVISIONRevision develops and delivers purpose-built protective soldier equipment for military use worldwide. The company, which began with eyewear, has expanded to face and head protection and continues to develop their capabilities for integrated, performance-enhancing soldier systems. To that end, Revision brings the most advanced expertise, state-of-the-art facilities and finest technical minds. Clients include the U.S. Department of Defense, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Netherlands Defence Materiel Organization, the Swiss Federal Department of Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence. Privately owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified, Revision’s operational headquarters is located in Essex Junction, Vermont, USA, with additional offices in the Netherlands and Canada. For more information, visit www.revisionmilitary.com(link is external)last_img read more

Calf Watch: A baby giraffe could be on its way at Animal Adventure Park

first_imgApril the Giraffe, who also lives at Animal Adventure Park, gave birth to Tajiri the calf in 2017. The park says it will provide weekly updates on Fridays at 11 a.m. on the possibility of a calf being born. HARPURSVILLE, N.Y. (WBNG) — There could be a baby giraffe at Animal Adventure Park soon. Additionally, you can check out the park’s giraffe cam by clicking here. On its Facebook page, the park said Johari the giraffe may be pregnant with a calf. So far, the park says testing has been inconclusive but there is some physical and behavioral evidence that may suggest she is.last_img read more

Williams scores twice and Courage down Spirit 2-0

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditHERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored twice to help the North Carolina Courage beat the Washington Spirit 2-0 on Wednesday night in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup tournament.Williams has three goals in the tournament for the two-time defending league champions, considered the Challenge Cup favorites. Williams put North Carolina in front in the 50th minute, then added a second goal in the 61st at Zions Bank Stadium. With two wins, the Courage sit atop the tournament table. July 1, 2020 Williams scores twice and Courage down Spirit 2-0 Williams also scored in stoppage time to give the Courage a 2-1 victory over Portland on Saturday in the opener. North Carolina rookie Ally Watt tore a ligament in her right knee during the win against the Thorns and is out for the tournament. Rose Lavelle and Ashley Hatch scored to lift the Spirit to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday. The eight teams taking part in the Challenge Cup are sequestered in Utah for the duration of the tournament, which is being played without fans in attendance. The league’s ninth team, the Orlando Pride, was forced to withdraw last week because of multiple positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff. Associated Press last_img read more

Ross Stripling, Julio Urías to shoulder Rich Hill’s workload Tuesday

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Either Ross Stripling or Julio Urías will start Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s the first turn through the Dodgers’ starting rotation without Rich Hill, who strained the flexor tendon in his left forearm Wednesday.Manager Dave Roberts said that his starting pitcher Tuesday will come “from our roster,” but Stripling was a bit more specific.“Me and Julio will probably piggyback Tuesday in some way,” he said.The choice of who starts might hinge on the Diamondbacks’ lineup that day. Jarrod Dyson, a left-handed hitter, and switch-hitter Ketel Marte have typically batted first and second, in that order. David Peralta, a left-handed hitter, typically bats third. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Stripling, 29, is 3-2 with a 3.08 ERA. He threw two innings out of the bullpen in Thursday’s bullpen game and allowed three unearned runs.Hill, 39, was 4-1 with a 2.55 ERA before the forearm injury sidelined him indefinitely.GOTTA START SOMEWHERESaturday against the Rockies, Joc Pederson made his second start at first base in as many days. Rookie Matt Beaty, who made 10 of his first 11 starts at first base, started in left field for the second consecutive game. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies The experiment in position switches has accelerated because the Dodgers are getting outfielder A.J. Pollock back from the disabled list in July. Pederson will ultimately draw the short straw in a crowded outfield that already includes Alex Verdugo and Cody Bellinger.“As Corey (Seager) and A.J. get back after the break … it’s going to look a little bit different,” Roberts said. “To know what we’re dealing with and the potential of certain players – namely Joc at first base, Beaty in left field – it’s good to run the play out.”Pollock, who is recovering from a staphylococcus infection near his right elbow, ran sprints Saturday afternoon. Seager, recovering from a hamstring strain, fielded ground balls and played catch. He’s expected back in July, too.FREESE AILINGDavid Freese, who’s 9 for 21 as a pinch hitter this season, was unavailable Saturday because of an unspecified knee injury.“The last couple days we’ve stayed away from him,” Roberts said. “We’re going to talk right now and potentially – if we have to make a move or something like that – I’m going to get with David and figure out where he’s at physically.”Freese, 36, has not been placed on the injured list since the Dodgers acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates last August. He’s hitting .308 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs this season.UP NEXTDodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) vs. Rockies (RHP Antonio Senzatela), 1 p.m., SportsNet LA, 570-AMcenter_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Urías’ workload restriction prevents the Dodgers from keeping him in the starting rotation on an every-fifth-day routine. In his first full season since returning from anterior capsule on his left shoulder, Urías has thrown 44 ⅓ innings through 77 team games. But the Diamondbacks’ potential to send two left-handed hitters to the plate in the first inning might prompt Roberts to start the left-handed Urías – then call Stripling in from the bullpen.Urías, 22, is 3-2 with a 2.84 earned-run average this season. He made his first start since April on Thursday against the Giants, and allowed only one hit over three shutout innings.Related Articles Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco last_img read more