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DSEI – Revision Cobra+ Helmet

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.



13 Responses to “DSEI – Revision Cobra+ Helmet”

  1. bob says:

    nothing against this article but the ads on this site are now bigger than the actual site.

  2. PT6 says:

    Oh I see Britain likes multicam too?

      • PT6 says:

        Yes but it’s very similar, it has the white and branch elements. You can tell they didn’t have to work too hard to come up with that. Man the world sure is lucky they have the USA to pioneer things like this so they can field similar ideas and similar results at a fraction of the cost.

    • Ryan says:

      Multi Terrain Pattern replaced DPM a few years back, been issued since 2011 if I remember correctly.

  3. Lasse says:

    Is that a Source variant of First Spears Tubes?

  4. cj says:

    OK, so we have literally gone back to having a helmet with the same protection as the MK6? I’m all for saving weight, i have to wear these helmets and as much as i want the next and best thing i might just keep hold of my MK7 if we deploy.

    SSD, who was the source stating that the helmet offers no pistol/rifle protection? I just can’t see that being the case. We tested these helmets for years and this is the answer? This helmet ‘looks’ like a step in the right direction but if what your saying is true then looks can be decieving.

    Does the Danish version have the same limited protection?

    Having seen a few of my guys live to tell the tale thanks to the MK7 deflecting rounds im a bit worried. Why not just use the Gentex ECH then?!