Revision to Provide UK with Batlskin Cobra Plus

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Revision Military announced the company won a contract to provide the Batlskin Cobra Plus helmet and Modular Protective Attachment System (MPAS) to UK troops. Additionally, the company will provide Sawfly eye pro and Wolfspider goggles to protect the troops when the full MPAS is not in use.

According to Revision, the Batlskin Cobra Plus system exceeds the ballistic and impact resistance standards set by the UK. Yet, the system remains lightweight – the lightest system ever made according to the company.

The system includes a helmet with suspension system, a ballistic mandible guard (face shield) and a clear visor that locks into place to provide full head protection.

This is an older video about the general system to give you an idea of how the system works:

The system can work with CBRN masks:

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An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Tom - UK Tom - UK on Sep 16, 2015

    So good intentions but:

    1. The steaming sweat and breath that will fog up this visor along with water, mud and everything else. When I am crawling my face is touching all sorts but my eyes remain uninhibited, using sweaty, oily and muddy hands to clean the visor just isn't going to end well. At least with glasses/goggles you tan take them off if they become an issue.

    2. Heat, there's no way they can effectively build in an AC system that doesn't add to the logistics train/weight carried by a soldier while operating a full head shield.

    3. Cheek weld, it's an obvious issue, also how will the visor glass effect sight picture and will it cause refraction and hence a shift in the actual point of aim?

    4. Building relationships, good luck building relationships with your local 3rd world community during counter insurgency operations, nothing says "I'm not the same as you and I'm a scary storm trooper" than a full helmet with only eyes visible.

    5. The glass will scratch and become less clear, it will happen. Modern day phone screens are not pocket proof or drop proof. There is no way in my personal opinion that they can build a glass visor that is fully squaddy proof while maintaining crystal clarity.

    6. As the video shows it took 20 seconds for the man at a leisurely and unstressed pace to remove the attachments and then the regular helmet before he is able to put his CBRN mask on. 20 seconds while standing and unstressed. Compared to the time taken for a regular helmet to be unclipped then the CBRN mask deployed I can't help but think that this adds a significant period of time to getting initial CBRN protection.

    Also How would CBRN suits work with this thing?

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    • Buck Timlin Buck Timlin on Sep 16, 2015

      @Tom - UK Solid points though you would be surprised how scratch resistant modern lenses are. The glass used on smart phones and the glass composite lenses used in goggles and such are two very different things. I have a pair of ESS NVGs that have been through hell but there's hardly damn scratch on them.

  • Iggy Iggy on Sep 16, 2015

    Eh, clearly Taiwan already has the superior solution :P,

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