Invisio Communications has won a competition to provide a suite of hearing enhancement solutions for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The systems will ensure the protection of marines’ hearing and help increase situational awareness in training and combat environments.

The company has secured the first-order, worth Skr43m ($4.49m), and delivery is to be made during the next six months.

Invisio Communications US CEO Ray Clarke said: “We are very excited and pleased to have won the competition for the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program.

“We look forward to providing marines with a suite of hearing protection and tactical communications systems, combining both protection and capability.”

The company noted that its hearing enhancement systems can be used along with Marine Corps radios and the Marine Corps Enhanced Combat Helmet.

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The systems are available in communications enabled and hearing protection only versions.

Invisio Communications CEO Lars Højgård Hansen said: “Winning the Marine Hearing Enhancement Program is a milestone for Invisio and a further strengthening of our already market-leading position in the US.”

Infantry, artillery, reconnaissance, and combat engineer marines selected Invisio based on factors such as fit, form, function, and comfort.

The Program Manager for Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE) at Marine Corps System Command, which is the procuring office for the programme, will field a suite of hearing protection systems.

The marines will then receive the systems based on their specific role and unit.

Invisio’s headset systems are designed to operate in a range of environments, from cold weather to extreme heat.

The programme seeks to protect marines’ hearing from the potential risk posed by future weapon systems.

PM ICE intends to field a hearing system that will support improved communication and increased battlefield capabilities.

In September last year, the USMC issued a request for information for a suite of hearing enhancement devices.

PM ICE also stated that it wants to procure between 7,000 and 65,000 hearing enhancement devices within the next three years.