One of the most radical innovations in the new system is the DWD, acting as an external spine for the load carriage. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update
One of the most radical innovations in the new system is the DWD, acting as an external spine for the load carriage. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

The kit’s head subsystems elements provided by Canadian-based Revision Military include custom-designed head protection solution, known as the Batlskin Cobra Plus. This ultra-lightweight helmet exceeds the UK’s stringent ballistic and impact requirements and can be coupled with the patented Modular Protective Attachment System (MPAS) for full face protection. In addition, the Revision Sawfly Spectacle and WolfSpider Goggle Systems will be provided for use when full-face coverage is not required.

One of the most radical innovations in the new system is the DWD, acting as an external spine for the load carriage. Photo: Revision Military
One of the most radical innovations in the new system is the DWD, acting as an external spine for the load carriage. It provides more protection to the side of the head and is 350g lighter than the Mk7 it succeeds. Photo: Revision Military

“In challenging troop trials we found it performed exceptionally well and was a steep improvement on the in-service equipment,” said Major General Paul Jacques, Director of Land Equipment at MOD Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). “The key is the integrated nature of the system, that enables the soldier to operate far more effectively,” he added.

The new Cobra Plus lightweight helmet from Revision Military is also included in the kit, to provide increased blunt-impact protection. Face and mandible guards can be added for certain roles. The helmet’s shape is designed to integrate with the armor and daysack so that weapons can be used comfortably even in prone positions.

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