The Different Features of Tactical Helmets and What They Offer

by Robert E.

Tactical helmets come with a variety of different features. For instance, some have side rails for accessories such as flashlights, strobes, and COMs headsets. Others have padded interiors that add comfort to the head. Some also have adjustable straps for a custom fit. The best tactical helmets are impact resistant. Some models also come with goggles or masks for eye protection.

ATE helmets are made from Dyneema

The ATE tactical helmet is made from a material called Dyneema. This material is a strong yet lightweight plastic. In this article, we’ll discuss how Dyneema is a superior material for helmets. Dyneema can withstand a high level of ballistic impact without shattering.

The ATE helmet was originally developed for maritime special operations. It features a cut on the side that prevents water from getting into the ear cups. The cut also offers greater visibility and eases the use of communication devices. Most ATE helmets are made of Dyneema, which is both lightweight and ballistic resistant. However, some are made from aramid Kevlar for added protection.

ACH GEN II contract’s blunt impact protection requirements

The ACH GEN II contract requires a tactical helmet to meet strict specifications for blunt impact protection. The requirements are based on the FMVSS 218 motorcycle helmet standard. Tactical helmets must meet the ACH requirements for blunt impact protection, which requires multiple drops with peak accelerations of 150 Gs or less. These tests measure the strength of the protective material, and the level of deformation is recorded.

Blunt impact protection is the most important aspect of a tactical helmet. Even though soldiers are required to wear a helmet for 12 to 18 hours a day, excessive use can reduce the effectiveness of a soldier. In order to alleviate this, the military has taken steps to improve the comfort and performance of combat helmets.

Enhanced combat helmet (ECH) offers standoff protection from 7.62x51mm M80 ball

The Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) offers standoff protection against 7.62x51mm M80 ball and 7.62x39mm rifle bullets. This ballistic helmet is available in the surplus market and has been tested and proven to be effective against various rounds. This helmet also offers good resistance to high-velocity fragments.

The 7.62x54R bullets are typically fired at friendly troops from greater distances than NATO weapons. According to official figures, 21% of small arms KIAs in Afghanistan have been caused by 7.62x54R rounds.

IHPS offers free accessories

Designed to meet the needs of today’s military, the IHPS helmet is an excellent choice for soldiers on the front lines. Its modular design offers the ability to customize the helmet to fit the individual wearer’s needs. Available in various sizes, the helmet is lightweight and includes accessories like a night vision goggle attachment. The helmet can also be equipped with rails to store a night vision device or a modular ballistic applique. ThreeM has begun delivering the helmets early in 2018, and will continue to do so throughout 2018.

During the Global War on Terror, body armor and personal protective equipment have advanced tremendously. Ballistic helmets, for example, have evolved from bulky head protection to lightweight, modular systems that can withstand AK rounds at point-blank range. Ballistic helmets are not cheap, but they are vital for soldiers who work in potentially dangerous environments.

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