Revision Sawfly

Out of the list of approved ballistic eyewear, in August 2006, the Army chose the Revision Sawfly system to be used in the Army’s Training Base Eye Protection Program, in which new recruits will wear Revision eyewear during training to protect their eyes and to familiarize them with routinely wearing protective eyewear. One hundred thousand units were ordered for delivery in 2006 from Revision Eyewear of Williston, VT.

Soldier equipped with Revision Sawfly™ Military Eyewear System
Soldier equipped with Revision Sawfly™ Military Eyewear System. Photo courtesy Revision Military Eyewear.

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Revision Sawfly™ Military Eyewear System

The Revision Sawfly Spectacle System is supplied in two sizes, with interchangeable, high-impact polycarbonate lenses giving an undistorted, unrestricted field of view and 100% UV protection. Sawfly is compatible with helmets, night vision gear, weapons sights and binoculars, and can also be customized for prescription vision correction.

Designed for ballistic protection, Sawfly is tough enough to withstand a shotgun blast from sixteen feet distance. In testing, a Remington 1197 12 ga. with 28 inch barrel and full choke was fired at the test Sawfly. Thirty-seven strikes were recorded with 1.25 ounce #6 lead shot, no penetrations.

Revision Sawfly™ Military Eyewear System Characteristics

  • Physical/Functional:
    • Extensive field of view; maximum air ventilation; fits the face closely and comfortably.
    • Frame, constructed from tough, high impact Nylon.
    • Designed to allow maximum field of view for both sizes.
    • Adjustable arms and retention strap provide proper and secure fit.
    • Optional prescription insert available for soldiers who require prescription lenses.
    • Interchangeable lenses are distortion free, and have scratch-resistant coating on both sides.
    • Weight is 1.00 ounce.
    • Available in two sizes – regular and large. (For fitting the general populace, 80% prefer size regular while 20% prefer size large).
  • Performance/Protection:
    • Ballistic-fragment protection meets MIL-PRF-31013 requirements.
    • Compliant with all ANSI Z87.1-2003 optical performance and protection requirements.
    • Clear and sunglass lenses offer 100% Ultra Violet protection.
    • Does not provide laser hazard protection.
  • Components/Materials
    • Frame: High-impact nylon frame with adjustable arms.
    • Ballistic Lens: Polycarbonate shields with anti-scratch coating (1 each, solar & clear)
    • Elastic Headband: Black elastic adjustable retention strap.
    • Storage Case: Semi-rigid storage case holds extra shield.
    • Pouch: Protective microfiber mitt doubles as a cleaning cloth.

Revision Sawfly provides excellent ballistic protection, but does not provide eye protection from laser hazards. If a mission requires laser eye protection, the soldier must wear the Sun-Wind-Dust Goggles (SWDG), Ballistic-Laser Protective Spectacles (B-LPS), or Special Protective Eyewear Cylindrical System (SPECS) (with laser lenses). For soldiers requiring prescription spectacles, the Revision Sawfly with a PLC is authorized for use as alternatives to the BLPS.

In August 2006, Revision Eyewear signed a contract with the U.S. Army to supply 100,000 sets of the Revision Sawfly™ U.S. Military Eyewear, with 20,000 units delivered immediately. The protective glasses will be used in the Army’s Training Base Eye Protection Program, in which new recruits will wear Revision eyewear during training to protect their eyes and to familiarize them with routinely wearing protective eyewear.

NSN Table for Revision Sawfly Components

Item NSN
Revision Sawfly USA Military Kit, Size Regular Kit 4240-01-527-4051
Revision Sawfly USA Military Kit, Size Large Kit 4240-01-527-4018
Clear Replacement Shield with Nosepiece Size Regular 4240-01-527-4052
Clear Replacement Shield with Nosepiece Size Large 4240-01-527-4061
Solar Replacement Shield with Nosepiece Size Regular 4240-01-527-4053
Solar Replacement Shield with Nosepiece Size Large 4240-01-527-4063
Retention Head Strap Replacement 4240-01-527-4067
Prescription Carrier Insert 4240-01-527-4056
Anti-Fog, Anti-Static Lens Cleaning Spray, 1 Fl Oz Bottle 4240-01-527-4068

Kits (regular and large) include frame, headband, storage case, and microfiber mitt.

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