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USSOCOM Awards Revision Contract To Develop Advanced Technology Demonstration Helmet

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Even as USSOCOM continues to evaluate industry proposals for their next Family of Tactical Headborne Systems, the command’s Science & Technology arm awarded an 18-month, $1,813,065 contract to develop Advanced Technology Demonstration Helmet. The award is based upon USSOCOM-BAAST-2015 Appendix J, Amendment 14 published on April 20, 2017 under the BAA’s area of interest, Topic 4.4 Optical Electronics. In July 2016, Revision was awarded a similar contract for the advancement of headborne systems technologies.

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During AUSA, Revision previewed their Sensys technology which serves as a platform to integrate new helmet and body worn technologies such as augmented reality and conformal power sources.

MIPS F2 – A New Impact Liner For Ballistic Helmets

Monday, November 27th, 2017

SWEDISH COMPANY MIPS CONTINUES TO EXPAND THEIR PLATFORM, BRINGING ROTATIONAL FORCE-DAMPENING TECHNOLOGY TO HARD SHELL HELMETS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE ARMED FORCES..

MIPS, the premier brain safety technology company, has developed a new product designed especially for the ballistic helmets used by law enforcement and military personnel, as well as those in snow sports. Like all MIPS products, the core technology addresses the rotational forces that are linked to brain injuries, with the decades of research and study that went into the flagship MIPS system. This new product design, however, is refined to specifically meet the safety needs within the law enforcement and armed forces community.

The MIPS:F2 system, is built on the standard MIPS low-friction layer that provides the crucial 10-15 millimeters of omnidirectional movement in the three to ten milliseconds following an impact. Unlike the MIPS system seen to date in active sports helmets, the low-friction layer in the MIPS:F2 is situated between the outer shell of the helmet and the foam liner on the interior. A series of Flexible Retention Organisms (elastomers) and nylon brackets that are molded into the helmet allow the foam liner to move independent of the low-friction layer and the outer shell, resulting in at least a 10% reduction in the damaging rotational motion resulting from oblique impacts.

“MIPS now has a long history helping to improve brain safety and risk of injury in the cycling and snow sports communities,” says Johan Thiel, CEO of MIPS. “With the MIPS:F2 system, we can not only expand that technology into more sports helmet models, but also we can help keep safe those who put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day.” The first helmet launched within LEAF will be SAFE4U Security of Sweden AB, a ballistic helmet model S4U SOG MIPS System. SAFE4U is a Swedish company driven by a constant desire for innovation. Development and design of protective body armour is their core business. This is done with high technology, experience, knowledge and innovation. Models featuring the MIPS:F2 will come to market in Spring of 2018.

The MIPS: F2 system is mounted between the EPP foam liner and exterior shell and provides the ability for the EPP liner to slide relative to the outer shell of the helmet. This 10 – 15 mm of relative motion is referred to as the MIPS Movement and provides added protection against rotational motion to the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.

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FirstSpear Friday Focus – FAST Helmet Covers

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Designed to fit the Ops Core FAST helmet series, the FirstSpear helmet cover is designed with a snug fit to ensure the cover remains secure during Free Fall or rotary wing operations. Integrates seamlessly with night vision and communication equipment as well as facilitate the secure attachment of strobes, cell tags, and other IFF.

Two distinct styles are available in standard FS color options. The solid stretch variant is built with 520E and the hybrid incorporates 520E with mesh construction on the outer panels.

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Both options will ultimately allow the user to adjust their helmets pattern, preserve finish, and help dampen noise during impact. Made in the USA.

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Team Wendy – M-216 SKI SAR Helmet Update

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Team Wendy prepares M-216 SKI SAR helmets for shipment against pre-orders and they continue to track towards a mid-November web and distributor launch.

Visit www.teamwendy.com/adventure for additional information on the M-216.

New Ops Core Sentry Covers from Agilite

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Most people aren’t aware that the Ops Core Sentry is not just a FAST helmet with a mid-cut ear area, it has very different overall geometry. Due to demand from US SWAT Teams, Agilite has made new versions of both their Raptor and Mohawk helmet covers, specifically for the Sentry.

Custom designs, camo patterns and colors are also available on request from Agilite, subject to MOQs. To speak to them about a custom cover contact support@agilitegear.com.

To see more details of Agilite’s Ops Core and other helmet covers, visit agilitegear.com/collections/helmet-covers

TNVC Wants Your Opinion On New Colors For The MOHAWK

Friday, October 20th, 2017

With TNVC’s release of the MOHAWK almost a year ago, it has become a big hit with so many US Military, Allied Forces, First Responders as well as the US commercial market in general, TNVC is looking for opinions of some new color additions to the MOHAWK line up.

They are thinking about offering them in Woodland, Kryptek, and A-TACS. What do you all think?

You can check out the current TNVC MOHAWK line up here.
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PASGT Helmet and Armor Vest Testing

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

This circa-1978 US Army photo depicts a Soldier conducting a wear test of the developmental Personal Armor System, Ground Troops Helmet and Armor Vest, as they interact with use of the M202 FLASH system. PASGT was the first American use of Aramid (Kevlar) for an issue ground helmet. The helmet also offered a greater area of protection of the head resulting it briefly being referred to as the “Fritz” helmet due to its similar shape to the WWII German helmet.

As you can see, the Soldier is wearing OG-507 fatigues, although the Helmet features a camouflaged outer layer. The original concept was to just integrate the Camo pattern and forego cloth covers. This concept was abandoned due shine. Additionally, the print could wear off and the cloth cover better protected the Helmet’s Aramid material.

AUSA 17 – EXFIL Ballistic SL from Team Wendy

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

We showed you this helmet yesterday in conjunction with the release of the Ballistic Ears and Visor. It’s completely new and called the EXFIL Ballistic SL. It weighs 2.22 (size 1) or 2.31 (size 2) complete with shell, rails, retention and impact liner.

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It also introduces the SL Rail which is 25% lighter than the standard EXFIL Rail and will accept the Ballistic Visor.

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One way to tell the SL from previous versions of the EXFIL Ballistic Helmet is by the Wilcox SL Shroud (at the top of the dual image). It offers a 35% weight reduction over the the previous W Shroud. Manufactured from an aluminum insert and glass filled Polymer body, it is compatible with retractable lanyard systems.

It’s certified to NIJ IIIA. The 9mm backface signature is <25.4mm @ 1195 ft/sec. Frag performance is 17 gr v50 >/= 2400 ft/sec.

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