I had an opportunity to speak with Revision Military sales manager Sean Carey at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference. I had previously posted an article about their new Batlskin Modular Head Protection. Our conversation turned to the upcoming Republican National Convention that will descend upon Tampa in August and Revision’s participation.
Sean had a few things to add about his company’s role in crowd control. He showed us a pair of the Revision Desert Locust Goggles, which he said provide not only ballistic protection, but eye protection against liquids. Protesters at these large scale events will often try to disrupt police lines and generally antagonize officers by throwing containers of urine, feces, or other putrid liquids. This is definitely a serious threat to the officers.
The Desert Locust Goggles give a pliable seal around the eyes to prevent their contact with noxious fluids. The low profile of these optically distortion free, anti-fog goggles allows them to be worn under a protective helmet. There is a vision prescription lens kit available for those of us visually challenged.
Tampa Police have ordered 200 pairs of the Revision Desert Locust Goggles to protect their officers’ eyesight, according to Sean. This was welcome to hear as older riot control helmet and face shield combinations do not defend as well against this new officer safety threat.