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DSEI – Morgan Advanced Materials / Gecko Headgear

Monday, September 21st, 2015


Morgan Advanced Materials is offering a ballistic variant (NIJ 0101.04 IIIA) of Gecko Headgear maritime helmet design. It comes in a single size with an inflatable liner which not only helps secure the helmet but also offers bouyancy. The helmet also holds certification as a mountaineering helmet. In addition to a face shield they also offer a ballistic facemask.

Gentex At Modern Day Marine

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Gentex Ops-Core MDM

DSEI – Revision Cobra+ Helmet

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Revision’s Cobra+ Helmet is their component of the UK’s Virtus armor and load carriage system which is entering service later this month. Upon leaving Afghanistan, the UK found itself with armor systems configured for maximum threats. The idea behind Virtus was to provide a modular, scalable system to meet a wider variety of threats.


Since weight on the Soldier is so important; and blast, impact and frag threats are most likely, the Cobra+ is designed for frag and weighs in at just 1050 grams (medium). Comsequently, there’s no pistol or rifle caliber protection. This Polyethylene helmet is based on Revision’s Batlskin technology with their 4-point chinstrap, dial ratchet adjustment mechanism, impact liner, minirails and front mount which accepts not only NVGs but also serves as visor lock and mandible attachment point.

The system also includes the Modular Protective Attachment System with mandible and visor blast shield which both provide frag protection. They offer about 40% of the level of the base helmet.


As I said, the Cobra+ Helmet is a component of Virtus. Below you’ll see some photos of the full system.


The Virtus Scalable Tactical Best vest comes from Source Vagabond Systems Ltd and integrates the Dynamic Weight Distribution System which accepts packs.


DSEI – Team Wendy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Although not quite ready for prime time, the Team Wendy’s Ballistic Appliqué is tuned for rifle caliber protection (7.62×39). The two-piece construction fits the unique geometry of the EXFIL Ballistic helmet. It will soon be joined by a mandible piece as well as ear cups to offer full protection.


Additionally, TW will soon be offering left hand retention buckle versions of their chinstrap.

Be Sure To Visit Gentex & Ops-Core at the Maneuver Conference

Thursday, September 10th, 2015


Ops-Core Exhibiting at NATO SOF Conference

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015


September 8-10, Mons, Belgium.

3M Company Approves D3O As Certified Vendor For Supply Of TRUST Helmet Pad System

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

3M Company has made an announcement regarding the approval of D3O as a certified vendor for the supply of their TRUST 10ft/sec Helmet Pad System into the 3M Combat Helmet Product Line. The full release can be read below:

3M Company, the manufacturer of PELTOR Branded Products, has the following product update for the 3M COMBAT HELMET PRODUCT.

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As part of 3M’s continuous product improvements, 3M has approved D3O as a certified vendor for the supply of their TRUST 10ft/sec Helmet Pad System for immediate implementation into the 3M Combat Helmet Product Line for Law Enforcement (which was part of the MaxPro Armor line, acquired during the 3M acquisition of Ceradyne).

The 3M Combat Helmet, in combination with the D3O TRUST pads/configuration, has been tested and evaluated for blunt impact protection: in accordance w/ ECH Helmet Standard: GL-PD-09-04. The results show that less than 150 Gs Force are transmitted to the head at the specified locations and under the specified environmental conditions. This result meets the performance criteria set forth in the standard.

With this new performance, the 3M Combat Helmet sets itself apart from competition by providing an affordable helmet with 3 Levels of Protection: Blunt Impact (as stated above), Ballistic in accordance with NIJ Level IIIA (NIJ 0101.06) and Ballistic Fragmentation, tested in accordance w/ MIL-STD-662 and STANAG 2920. This make the 3M Combat Helmet a great choice a great choice for Law Enforcement Agencies looking for a Helmet to fulfill a multi-purpose role from active shooter to riot/crowd control.

In support of our “system approach” to our Helmet/Hearing protection solution, 3M has completed Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) testing for the 3M COMBAT Helmet w/ the 3M PELTOR COMTAC ARC Configuration headset. In accordance with ANSI S3.19-1974, the system has an NRR of 22db. This testing (in correlation with product testing to ANSI S12.42-2010) demonstrates that the headset and helmet – as a system – is a rated hearing protector that protects an operator from hazardous sounds associated with weapons fire.