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British MOD Awards Eyewear Contract to ESS

October 21, 2004  |  ESS UPDATES
British MOD Awards Eyewear Contract to ESS

Sun Valley, Idaho, USA

The British MOD (Defense Clothing Integrated Project Team [DCIPT]) today announced a large scale contract award for military goggles and eyeshields to Eye Safety Systems, Inc. (ESS) of Sun Valley, Idaho USA, via their UK agent, EPS UK Ltd

The Contract Award Notice cited "technical merit, quality, delivery date, price, and cost effectiveness" as the primary criteria for selecting the ESS Advancer V-12™ goggle and the ESS ICE 2.4™ eyeshield.  Initial requirements total 26,519 units of each product, supplied with "smoke, clear and amber lenses for usages in variable light situations."

DCIPT carefully evaluated eyewear products over the last year.  ESS was the only supplier to offer the required combination of helmet integration, impact protection, anti-fog technology, and Rx compatibility, among other features. 

The ESS Advancer V-12™ will be the first goggle ever specifically designed for and widely issued to British soldiers.  The initial orders are expected to supply British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Permanent NATO stock numbers have been issued.  UK soldier modernization project teams (FIST) and Urban Warfare are also evaluating the ESS eye protection systems. 

All parties are excited about the rapid advancement in soldier safety and operational effectiveness.

ESS Models & NATO Stock Numbers:

  • ESS ICE 2.4 eyeshield
    •  
      • 8465-99-318-7183
    • Clear replacement lens
      • 8465-99-318-7184
    • Amber replacement lens
      • 8465-99-318-7185
    • Smoke gray replacement lens
      • 8465-99-318-7186
  • ESS Advancer V-12 goggle
    •  
      • 8465-99-318-7187
    • Clear replacement lenses
      • 8465-99-318-7188
    • Amber replacement lenses
      • 8465-99-318-7189
    • Smoke gray replacement lenses
      • 8465-99-318-7190
  • ICE 2.4 & Advancer V-12 Vice Rx Insert
    •  
      •  8465-99-318-7191

 

 


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"Dear ESS, On deployment in 2012, my vehicle was struck with an IED while performing route clearance in Afghanistan. The IED flipped my vehicle, knocking me unconscious and launching my rifle into my face. My cheek, nose, and eye socket were shattered from the impact, but my eye was saved from the ESS Crossbow I was wearing. When I put a pair of Crossbows back on, you can clearly see where I would have lost my eye if I wasn't wearing them." SSG Pronzati