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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

Eagles Defeat Raiders In Middle School Soccer

first_imgThe JCD Eagles traveled to Versailles to play the Raiders in Jr. HighSoccer on Monday, September 11. The final score Eagles 1-0.JCD Scoring. Kameron Darnold 1 goal 4 shots; Luke Meyer 1 assist, 3 shots; Ryan Wilson 5 shots; Carson Hughes 2 shots; Brady Comer 1 shot; Levi Stratton 1 shot, 2 stops; CJ Kuhn 1 shot; Caleb White 4 stops; Evan Rinear 4 stops; Clark Dwenger 1 stop; Nathan Hoffman SHUT OUT, 5 saves.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

Duff: We’ve missed too many chances

first_img Press Association A 1-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Leicester, in which Matt Taylor missed a penalty for the hosts 60 seconds before Jamie Vardy scored the only goal, extended their goalless run to one minute short of eight hours. They are now five points from safety with four matches remaining and, unless something changes up front, they will be heading back to the Sky Bet Championship after one season in the top flight. “I think the game changed in a minute. Missing a penalty and the goal we conceded was disappointing,” the centre-back said. “It is a cliche that goals change games, but if we go 1-0 up the feel of the game changes as they have to come out. “As soon as they went 1-0 up, they shut up shop. “It (missing chances) has happened probably too much recently. We’ve had good opportunities to take leads in games and given them up. “If you’re not going to score a goal you’re not going to win a game, but it’s the hardest thing to do in football. “It is why the top players – the ones who score goals – go for £80million, but the disappointing thing is we have created chances in the last few weeks and just not taken them. “There is no point worrying about other teams’ run-ins. Unless we start winning games, we won’t stay up.” There was little to choose between the two sides at Turf Moor and, had Kasper Schmeichel not produced a brilliant reflex save from team-mate Robert Huth’s deflection, the Foxes may not be celebrating moving out of the bottom three with a fourth successive victory. Bottom side Burnley now have to make up a five-point deficit to safety, but Duff insisted they will not give up. “We have four games left and we’ll have a go. It is just a little bit more difficult than it was (on Friday),” he added. “We are not naive enough to think doing all right is good enough, because it isn’t. “In the next four games, win, lose or draw, I think the opposition will know they are in a game. Whether it is good enough for us to stay up, I can’t tell that. “I think we need to win at least three. I think we put the pressure on ourselves to win every game.” Leicester winger Albrighton acknowledged the “daunting” task of a few weeks ago looks slightly less so now. “The mood is buzzing again,” he said. “It’s good to keep this run going and to beat one of your rivals down there is big for us. “The changing room is rocking and hopefully we can continue this in our next game. “We have always had belief. We have always kept that in the group. It did look daunting, I’m not going to lie – but now it is looking better for us.” Taylor insists he is happy to take responsibility for penalties and has no problem stepping up again if required. “I had enough confidence in my ability but I have looked at it again and somehow my standing foot slipped as I hit it and it’s gone the wrong side of the post,” he said. “But sometimes you’ve got to be big enough to stand up and take them and when you don’t score be big enough to take the criticism that might come your way. “I said to Ingsy (Danny Ings), ‘Do you want it? I am happy to take it’, and he said, ‘Fine’. There was a slight discussion and if he had said he wanted it, no problem. “But I felt confident in my ability to put it away and the most important thing is that the keeper went the wrong way as well.” Asked if he would take another spot-kick, Taylor said: “Yes. Not a problem. I am big enough, old enough and ugly enough to accept responsibility. “I would be happy to step up again and the day I don’t have that feeling will be the day I need to quit the game because I back myself to the hilt. “I know I have the correct ability to take penalties. Obviously I’m devastated but the only way I can affect it now is that as and when I’m called upon to go and put in a performance for the team.” Burnley defender Michael Duff admits a failure to take chances has left the Clarets staring at relegation. last_img read more