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

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.

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6 Responses to “3M Company Approves D3O As Certified Vendor For Supply Of TRUST Helmet Pad System”

  1. Jason says:

    Wait until someone takes a blow with those pads in cold climate. They become rocks as temps drop. Perhaps this is why 3M is not mentioning military sales, just law enforcement.

  2. Brandon says:

    Their Spec Sheet says it is tests to the following temperatures: 14°F /77°F/130°F

    • BrettW says:

      What a spec sheet says and what the actual performance are sometimes differ. We tried them out in a sports application (hockey) and they were hard as a rock on the ice (not literally on the ice, but the pads being worn on the ice). Granted this was 2 years ago, but I haven’t seen any significant changed tot he product since then.

  3. Riceball says:

    Ah, non-Newtonian materials, pretty cool stuff and it sounds it would work great for the inside of helmets. I’m just waiting to see the day they perfect this material and start using it as body armor. Something that’s soft and flexible normally but hardens on impact so you get the best of both hard and soft armor.

    • BrettW says:

      I think D30 already worked with Renegade, but I from what I’ve heard it hasn’t gone anywhere.