The Department of National Defense (DND) Canada has awarded Galvion a contract for Batlskin Caiman ballistic helmet systems.
The Canadian Dismounted Infantry Capability Enhancement (DICE) program contract was awarded following a full and open competition, based on meeting stringent technical requirements, as well as comprehensive end-user evaluation.
The one-year framework contract will see the delivery of around 2,100 helmets and 4,200 helmet covers, in two patterns, along with spare parts. There is an option to extend to 5 years, with delivery of up to 8,400 additional helmets and accessories.
Developed over a number of years with extensive SOF community collaboration and feedback, the Caiman helmet system has been tried and tested on operations and is in service across multiple countries, delivering unmatched levels of weight and comfort, and is expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other critical equipment needs, now and into the future. The helmet is equipped with Galvion’s premiere APEX lining system, an intuitively adjustable design that enables a customized fit for users.
“The Caiman helmet system is a platform with a unique combination of agility, protection, weight reduction, and scalability, built to meet the real-world demands of the modern battlefield,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO at Galvion. “Our global team is incredibly proud of the work that we do and winning this Canadian program shortly after our recently announced NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) framework contract will mean this best-in-class helmet will be protecting more of our NATO allies around the world.”
He added: “This contract award validates everything that we are trying to achieve here at Galvion. By providing the very best technical and engineering solutions possible that are also hyper-focused on end-user insight and feedback, we help to increase the agility, lethality and survivability of those who protect us.”