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Revision SOF Helmet In Action

Interesting to see one of the Revision Military Family of Tactical Headborne Systems submissions for USSOCOM’s Next Generation Helmet program, out in the wild.

KUWAIT – Elite military special operations forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the U.S. conducted a simulated rapid response to the hijacking of the motor tanker, or oil tanker, the Hadiyah, April 3, in Kuwait territorial waters.

Special forces teams from the GCC, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare and rigid-hull inflatable boat teams simulated an air and sea-borne rapid insertion, search and seizure of the occupied tanker and its hijackers, and the safe release of the tanker crewmen.

The raid was a cumulative joint exercise that tested the participants’ tactical skills and abilities to operate cohesively in an operational mission with our GCC partner nations.

Exercise Eagle Resolve is the premier U.S. multilateral exercise within the Arabian Peninsula. Since 1999, Eagle Resolve has become the leading engagement between the U.S. and GCC nations to collectively address the regional challenges associated with asymmetric warfare in a low-risk setting.

This work, Elite Special Forces from GCC and U.S. simulate a raid on hijacked tanker [Image 1 of 74], by MSG Timothy Lawn, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

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17 Responses to “Revision SOF Helmet In Action”

  1. Billy says:

    The helmet looks awesome. Almost as awesome as rocking frogskins instead of M-frames.

  2. True Story says:

    Would be nice if Revison would ever have paid their people who guarteed the sales in that region. Gassam -hope you get your money.

  3. Kango says:

    Looks like he has the rifle rated appliques attached.

    • Joshua says:

      Revision has rifle rated helmet plates? O.O

      • SSD says:

        Yes, if you were a regular SSD reader (or followed the links I embedded in the story), you’d already know this.

        • James says:

          How can you tell they are the rifle rated ones? The IIIA rated ones look the same to me.

  4. Rayforest says:

    Have I not paid close attention or are those MOE magpul sights unusual on an issued weapon?

    • CAP says:

      Just noticed that as well. I would love to know more about what’s going on there.

    • Jon says:

      Those are low profile for a back-up if your optics crap the bed. Not sure when they started issuing them but they are in circulation. I’m sure this isn’t his primary M-4, he’s not even shooting sim.

  5. Seer says:

    It’s the stupidest helmet I’ve ever seen. Just a bad design, from start to finish: A low velocity 7.62x39mm rated applique, with terrible coverage, over a high-cut bump helmet that doesn’t offer much ballistic protection at all. Makes no sense. Soldiers — especially soldiers who face mortar and artillery fire, but just in general — would be better off with a PASGT, for God’s sake.

    • M.P says:

      Yes completely agree. The back face deformation on one of these plates would be acceptable if it was a chest plate but on your head would cause catastrophe brain injuries.

      • SSD says:

        That plate isn’t directly against your head. It’s mounted to a helmet which provides standoff.

    • Vince says:

      Yeah, because a PASGT can defeat those threats…
      Nope. A comfortable, capable and effective helmet is worth wearing. The PASGT is none of those. But of course, it could keep the sun off your head or out of your eyes with the brim.

    • Kemp says:

      Agree. There is no ballistic material underneath the NOD shroud or rail sections. Coverage in critical areas is significantly less than even a regular high cut.

      • SSD says:

        You can be a tanker, but you can’t be a tank. Lighter gear means a more alert and more agile Soldier, not bogged down with pounds and pounds of gear. Speed equals security.

      • Max Effort says:

        It’s even more reduced when you consider the seam between the two BA sections – any shot within an inch or so of the edge isn’t going to stop. Also, you should see this from the back the back – because of the rails it reduces coverage to a strip not much wider than Mr. T’s mohawk. Bottom line is that BA like this gives you the warm fuzzies but no meaningful protection, but I suppose it’s better than nothing.