NEWPORT — In October, Revision Military laid off 35 its 57 workers in Newport when it didn’t get the government contract that company official had counted on. On Monday, the company announced that they had won a new contract worth $21 million, that will bring 43 jobs back to Newport. The contract is to supply the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) – Troop Support, with 90,000 Advanced Combat Helmets (ACH).
“Revision is proud to answer the U.S. Military’s call for an additional 90,000 ACH helmets,” Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision, said in a statement Monday. “We’re a proven and dependable supplier having delivered over a million helmets from the Newport manufacturing facility. In addition to leveraging existing manufacturing technologies to deliver head protective solutions for today, like the ACH, we’re also shaping the future of soldier protection with innovative composite materials, new manufacturing processes and integrated designs.”
In addition to this contract, Revision was recently selected as a development partner for the U.S. Army’s Integrated Head Protection System, which is being built up to become the Army’s next widely-fielded head protection system.
Revision employs 200 people worldwide, including 125 in Essex Junction. Employees in Essex were unaffected by October’s job losses.Are you on Instagram? Cool. So are we. CLICK HERE to follow us for a behind the scenes look at Newport Dispatch.