TNVC had an exclusive Ops-Core Carbon FAST Helmet in their booth.
This helmet was painted at the factory in a MAS Grey shade. Coming soon to TNVC.
This is the new Lux Liner for the FAST Base Jump and Carbon. It’s a drop in replacement for the legacy liner and replicates what has already been transitioned into the Maritime andBallistic FAST helmets.
Meets ACH spec for impact, offering greater comfort and stability. Additionally, the removable pads don’t get hard in the cold!
The biggest question I get about Ops-Core is when the RAC headset is coming. How’s this for you? 2nd Quarter, 2015. It works and ready to go.
First off, it’s now just called RAC and no longer RACS. It’s still your best bet for true 3D hearing relying on binaural audio. Additionally, you can change the noise-canceling boom mic from side to side. Finally, the gimbal attachments allow for custom ear seal on almost every head shape. Below, you can show it in stored mode.
Finally, Ops-Core showed me a new low profile mount by TangoDown for the SureFire helmet light. It holds the light much closer to the rail than other versions.
Here are some photos of the individual components in the Ops-Core Advanced Combat Helmet upgrades. Naturally, they can be all adopted or as individual pieces.
The first piece is the 360 Deg Liner and Retention System. It attaches into place via the Velcro patches already installed in the ACH shell. The liner provides permanent impact protection (particularly against rotational forces) and you still insert pads
so I’m going to suggest, if you use this upgrade, you’ll need to size up on your shell.
UPDATE – It’s true you use pads with the EPP liner but they are specially designed for use with the liner. It is not designed to be used in conjunction with the issue helmet pad. I spoke with Ops-Core and they gave me this info.
The new liner has a variable thickness EPP protective component that is coupled with comfort pads that come in three thicknesses: 1/4″ 3/8″ and 1/2″ to create ideal comfort and stability. Individuals wearing a large ACH with issue pads can use the new liner in the same size shell with greater comfort and stability
The Skeleton One Hole Shroud weighs just 42.1 grams. It’s streamlined design is snag free and the single hole will fit right on to the ACH.
They’ve also incorporated space in the lightening holes to tie off your NODs, if needed.
The skeleton rails offer 14 wire and cable management attachment points. They are also universally sized to fit all ACH sizes Small through Extra-Large.
The items are available in Black, Urban Tan and Foliage Green.
If you happen to be at AUSA 2014, be sure to stop by the Ops-Core booth (#1561). They’ll be launching the ACH Upgrade Kit as well as displaying various products from their line. There’s always something floating around in their display that I’m not allowed to write about yet.
The Tactical Ballistic Helmet II – Mission Configurable from Gentex integrates an ACH shell in High, Mid or Regular cut with Ops-Core’s Skeletal VAS Shroud, ARC Rails and X or H-style chin strap. The helmet also comes with issue Team Wendy ZAP pads or Gentex Adjustable Thickness Pads. You’re looking at about $450 for this helmet fully configured.
The New Lightweight Marine Corps Type II helmet is now being issued to Marines.
It integrates an ACH shell coated in Coyote CARC paint with walnut shell with Team Wendy ZAP pads and a new revised chinstrap that eliminates the padding at the cheeks.