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Dutch Army Receives Initial Revision Helmets

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

The Netherlands have received their initial batch of new combat helmets from Revision. They anticipate a full scale rollout in 2020, with full fielding completed by 2022.

The military police version will be all Black while regular forces will be issued Green helmets with Netherlands Fractal Pattern Green and NFP Tan covers. 

Avon To Acquire Ceradyne For $91 Million

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Specifically, Avon Rubber PLC, best known for their CBRN protective masks, will be purchasing 3M’s armor protection business which includes production of helmets and armor plates. It operates three sites within the US and has about 280 employees.

3M developed the Integrated Head Protection System for the US Army, it’s latest ground troop helmet. They also manufacture armor plates for military and law enforcement.

Avon sees that this move, “Significantly widens Avon Protection’s product range in the personal protective equipment segment with a leading brand for next generation ballistic helmets and body Armour,” as well as “Deepens our presence in the U.S. and relationship with the U.S. DOD as a key supplier of ballistic helmets and body armour for the Soldier Protection System (“SPS”).”

The acquisition should be complete by the first half of 2020.

Capewell Aerial Systems Becomes ASU’s Master Distributor

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

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Meadows of Dan, VA- Capewell Aerial Systems is recognized as a global leader in aviation and life support. We are a respected provider of engineered products for aerial delivery, life support, and tactical gear for military, law enforcement agencies worldwide. Capewell is proud to announce we are the Master Distributor of Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) AERONOX NVG Mounts & Battery Packs. Capewell serves designated domestic customers conducting military, law enforcement, and homeland security agencies.

As a forerunner in night vision, ASU’s new AERONOX NVG Mounts & Battery Packs set the standard in aviation. The lightweight reinforced system provides reliable operation under the toughest conditions. Its modular design is easily repairable which further reduces costs over the product’s lifetime. Compatible with a variety of both flight and ground style helmets, this mount is second to none.

Capewell is the proud distributor of the AERONOX NVG Mounts and Battery Packs. Capewell is now accepting orders. These items are in stock and ready to ship. For more information, please contact sales@capewell.com.

Team Wendy Adds New Shroud Accessory To Product Lineup

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Shroud Headlamp Adapter Lights the Way

Cleveland-based Team Wendy®, which designs high-quality helmet systems from the inside out, announced the release of its Shroud Headlamp Adapter, which restrains a traditional headlamp strap from sliding off the helmet shell during activity.

The adapter installs tool-free and allows for the attachment of any standard headlamp with an elastic strap that passes behind the lamp to be securely mounted to an NVG shroud. While it works on any helmet with a shroud, it was specifically designed for users of Team Wendy’s EXFIL® SAR Tactical or EXFIL® SAR Backcountry with accessory rails who may already have a traditional headlamp.

“We know our customers value the ability to easily attach their gear to their helmets,” said Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron. “Team Wendy’s shroud headlamp adapter prevents them from needing to buy a different headlamp made specifically to attach to a shroud or accessory rails.”

The Team Wendy Shroud Headlamp Adapter retails for $9.99 and is now available for purchase on TeamWendy.com and through authorized Team Wendy dealers.

Agilite Releases New Team Wendy Helmet Cover Series

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

These are the first, full spectrum Team Wendy Covers on the market to provide full NVG and other accessory management. There are two cover types, Ballistic and Bump, the Ballistic covering all Exfil ballistic versions including those with the new Rail 3.0.

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The Bump version covers all Team Wendy BUMP helmets including the Exfil Carbon and the Exfil LTP Polymer helmet.

The covers have a unique aesthetic that retains the Exfil’s unique lines and protects their paint and ballistic surface from bumps, scrapes and scratches.

Another thing that’s new with these covers is a detachable universal rear pouch that will accept any commonly-issued counterweight or NVG Battery pouch as well as other rear accessories. The pouch integrates securely and quickly with the cover but can also be fully removed leaving a totally flat back for a different mission set.

The full Team Wendy cover series is shipping from Agilite’s website from today. To order now or request a government quote, click here: agilitegear.com/collections/team-wendy-exfil-helmet-covers 

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USSOCOM Selects Ops-Core for Coxswain Helmet

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

USSOCOM has announced a contract award of $95 million to Gentex, owner of Ops-Core for the SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System.

The SPEAR Family of Tactical Headborne Systems Coxswain Helmet System consists of a non-ballistic helmet system with modular accessories which will consist of a visor, ballistic mandible, non-ballistic (i.e. impact) mandible, and two piece ballistic appliqué. Additionally, the helmets incorporate a variety of VAS Shrouds, Helmet Covers, Accessory Rails, Pads, Exterior Velcro sets, and Peltor Adapters.

The helmets will be procured in five sizes in Tan, Neutral Grey, AOR 1, AOR 2 and MultiCam.

Team Wendy Releases Next Generation Carbon Helmet

Monday, July 8th, 2019

Canadian Department of National Defence Selects EXFIL® Carbon in Recent Tender

Cleveland-based Team Wendy® announced the release of key updates to its EXFIL® Carbon helmet today, including an enhanced Zorbium® foam liner system and updated sizing options. These updates allowed the helmet to fulfill the necessary requirements sought by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) in its tendering process, and Team Wendy won the contract with the department.

The Canadian DND will issue the EXFIL Carbon helmet over a five-year period to operators including the DND Naval Boarding Parties and other units within DND, as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police tactical teams and other provincial and municipal teams. The tender was secured by 911 Supply, an authorized Team Wendy dealer in Canada.

“Given our vast experience in the design and development of helmet systems, we understand how critical the liner system is to maximize impact performance while maintaining comfort, allowing the operator to wear the helmet for long periods of time without notice,” said Jose Rizo-Patron, CEO of Team Wendy. “We were excited to revisit the EXFIL Carbon’s liner offerings to improve comfort and ease of installation while increasing its protection. We’re thrilled that this updated offering was preferred by the Canadian DND and are honored to help protect our neighbors and allies to the north.”

The following improvements will be incorporated in all EXFIL Carbons sold moving forward:

• A newly designed Zorbium foam liner that exceeds ACH Blunt Impact requirements per AR/PD10-02, 16 Dec 13, transmitting less than half the required G force across multiple impacts in all environmental conditions. Replacing the helmet’s previous liner options, the system comes standard with three impact liner pieces and eight adjustable comfort pads for optimal fit and comfort.

• An additional shell size option provides a broader fit range and increased comfort.

• A full mohawk Velcro® patch along the crown of the helmet, similar to that on the EXFIL Ballistic and EXFIL Ballistic SL, allows the user more room to mount accessories.

In addition to exceeding ACH Blunt Impact requirements, the EXFIL Carbon also exceeds the shock absorption requirements of BS EN 1385:2012 (whitewater).

The bump helmet is offered in three colors (black, coyote brown and MultiCam®) and two sizes for ease of procurement: size one (M/L) and size two (XL). The recent improvements made to the helmet will not affect its price; it continues to retail at $585.87.

The EXFIL Carbon is available for purchase on TeamWendy.com and through authorized Team Wendy dealers. Agencies in Canada interested in purchasing this helmet can contact 911 Supply for options on approved ordering channels.

3M Partner with Agilite to Create New F70 and ULW Cover Systems

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

3M™ Ceradyne has teamed up with Agilite, the world leader in precision helmet covers and accessory management systems to engineer cutting edge cover and accessories platforms for their new F70 Helmet and their ULW Ultra Lightweight Helmet. 

The F70 is 3M’s newest, industry-leading helmet and one of the most advanced combat helmets ever made. 

The Agilite F70 cover increases the service life of the helmet by protecting the ballistic surface from scratches, scrapes and the generally abrasive working environment of Special Operations Personnel. 

It is also a full spectrum accessories platform designed to house the multiple accessories used by the operator. These include IR Strobes, Counterweights, Battery Packs, Cables, Ballistic goggles and more. 

The F70 cover comes in both a high cut and mid cut version and is made from only the finest, mil-spec materials. It is built to withstand even the toughest of Military or Law Enforcement Special Operations environments. 

Features include integrated central bungee retention, cable management, a rear pouch for PVS 31 or other Battery packs and counterweights, goggles retention tabs and much more. 

For more details or to request a quote for 3M F70 or 3M ULW Ultra Lightweight Helmet Covers click here.