The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded Galvion a framework contract for the supply of its flagship Batlskin Caiman ballistic helmet system.
The contract was awarded following extensive user trials conducted by the lead user nation under the supervision of the NSPA. The contract duration is three years with options to be extended to a maximum of seven years.
This announcement places Galvion as a major supplier of higher performance ballistic helmet systems, typically used by Special Operations Forces (SOF), to any NATO country wishing to purchase through NSPA.
Selected by NSPA to meet the higher performance bracket of four specified helmet categories, Galvion’s flagship Batlskin Caiman helmet comes in five sizes and is equipped with the latest APEX lining system, an intuitively adjustable design that enables a customized fit for users.
Scalable for highly dynamic operations, the Caiman ballistic helmet has mission-specific accessories including a visor, mandible and helmet cover which are also available through the framework contract. The helmet is expressly designed to incorporate electronics, communications headsets, and other critical equipment needs, now and in the future.
According to Galvion, the helmet system has been tried and tested on operations and is already in service across multiple countries, primarily for SOF use, delivering unmatched levels of weight and comfort.
“I’m particularly proud to announce this contract award today. The Caiman system was developed over a number of years with extensive SOF operator collaboration and feedback, specifically with an eye to the future needs of users. It is a platform with a unique combination of agility, protection, weight reduction, and scalability, built to meet the realworld demands of the modern battlefield,” said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO at Galvion. “This framework contract presents an exciting opportunity to get this class-leading helmet to a vast cross-section of those it was designed to serve, and we look forward to working through NSPA to outfit operators across NATO for years to come.”