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Sneak Peek – ProApto Ghillie Helmet Cover

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Coming soon, the ProApto Ghillie Helmet Cover is adjustable to fit most helmets, IR compliant and you can attach vegetation to it.

SCHUBERTH Launches New Ballistic Head Protection System B.Ko.S. at EnforceTac 2022

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

A modern combat helmet with a high level of user comfort and ballistic protection, that provides scalable levels of performance and modularity – this is the approach of the new B.Ko.S. concept (Ballistisches Kopfschutz System/ ballistic head protection system). An innovative rail design with open system architecture allows the integration of a multitude of devices, some even not yet fielded to enable a future-proof upgrading and capability expansion potential of the helmet. The design of the inner lining and retention system also requires a new approach. Including a wide range of sizes, coverage of a variety of head shapes and the use of a combined hearing protection/ communication solution. This is achieved without compromising soldier health and safety requirements while communication capabilities are guaranteed for a long time without interference.

Milad Youkhanna, Head of the Military and Law Enforcement Business Unit, describes the positioning of the B.Ko.S. concept as follows: “For decades, SCHUBERTH has been the reliable partner of the German Armed Forces for head protection solutions. The Swiss Armed Forces also rely on a ballistic helmet from our company to this day. In addition to a high-performance product, an efficient lifecycle management with extensive maintenance capacities are part of the sustainable offer of our company. The B.Ko.S. concept consistently pursues this philosophy and sets standards in terms of modularity, comfort and integration capability – without compromising protection.”

The B.Ko.S rail system with integrated SCHUBERTH universal clips is unique in the industry. It can be easily adapted to a large number of slots provided in all three rails and in the night vision shroud. Allowing the cable routing to be individually adapted in order to reliably supply power to systems to be procured in the future. It also significantly increases the options for helmet bungees or artificial camouflage elements. In the future, connections required by the user can thus be realized quickly and cost-effectively via the universal clip as part of the open system architecture. In addition to the side rails, the B.Ko.S concept has an additional rear rail. This can be utilized to accommodate battery packs to increase powersupply security, while at the same time ensuring an optimal balance of the helmet on the head.

The B.Ko.S. concept focuses on comfort as a significant contribution to broad user acceptance and satisfaction and the directly resulting protection. Finally, an above-average share of common parts across all sizes as well as optimized maintainability ensures low life cycle costs and reduced logistical effort.

According to CEO Dr. Christoph Klotzbach, helmets are always being reinvented at SCHUBERTH: “Innovation and technology as well as user feedback define our focus. This is appreciated just as much by the reigning Formula 1 world champion as by our motorbike customers. But know-how from the police, firefighting and work safety sectors also goes directly into each new helmet generation via valuable synergy effects. We have followed this holistic approach with the B.Ko.S. concept. As a result, we are very proud to present another high-tech product in the year of our centenary, which sets diverse impulses and significantly sets us apart from the market.

At the Enforcetac 2022 trade fair in Nuremberg (Stand 12 279), SCHUBERTH will be presenting the B.Ko.S. ballistic head protection system concept to the trade public for the first time from 1.3.2022 to 2.3.2022.

U.S. Defense Logistics Agency Awards Helmet Contract to Avon Protection

Wednesday, February 16th, 2022

Avon Protection is pleased to announce the award of a contract to supply the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency with the second-generation Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH).

The ACH compliments Avon Protection’s market leading ballistic helmet product portfolio with a polyethylene solution that is comfortable and lightweight whilst still providing exceptional performance. The ACH and its commercial derivatives, including the F90 helmet, leverage Avon Protection’s helmet shell moulding capabilities and retention system with Team Wendy’s helmet liner system technologies to deliver world class protection-to-weight ballistic helmets to the modern warfighter. 

The contract has a maximum value of $204 million over a five-year duration, being a one-year base period with a maximum value of $46 million plus four further one-year extension options. The base year has a minimum value of $7 million.

Commenting on the contract award, Steve Elwell, President EMEA & AP, said:

“This is another significant, multi-year helmet contract for Avon Protection and builds on our longstanding history as the incumbent provider of ballistic helmet technology to the U.S. Armed Forces.

This contract reflects the continued confidence and reliance on Avon Protection to supply products of the highest quality and performance to protect armed forces around the world.”

Beez Combat Systems Celebrates The Year Of The Tiger

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Beez Combat Systems Adds Tiger Stripe to the Predator Ghillie Helmet Cover.

Beez Combat Systems has added Tiger Stripe to their Predator Ghillie Helmet Cover options. The Year of the Tiger!

www.beezcombatsystems.com

Safariland Announces Distribution Agreement with Busch PROtective

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Safariland to Now Offer New Innovative Ballistic Protection Helmet Solutions

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland® Armor, a brand of The Safariland Group®, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets and one of Cadre Holdings, Inc.’s (NYSE: CDRE) (“Cadre”) key brands, announced today a national distribution agreement with Busch PROtective.

“The collaboration between Safariland and Busch PROtective will bring advanced ballistic protection to a greater number of law enforcement agencies,” James Duncan, VP/GM of Armor for Safariland said. “This strategic relationship will expand the availability of Busch PROtective’s state-of-the-art ballistic helmets designed for the specific needs of local, state, and federal law enforcement such as the DEA, FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, and ATF.  Safariland is thrilled to add these innovative armor solutions to the options we provide for those who serve.”

“The collaboration with Safariland is a perfect fit,” Scott Wyatt, President of Busch PROtective, added, “Our team will be able to provide unique innovative helmet solutions to those who need them most, by utilizing Safariland’s industry-leading law enforcement distribution network. Our helmet systems, which range from premier Ballistic protection, SAR/Training, to Riot Control, offer world-class performance in lightweight designs that are as comfortable as they are robust. We’re excited to join forces with Safariland and to do our part to further Safariland’s mission: ‘Together, we save lives’.”

Busch PROtective’s ballistic helmets meet the widely referenced National Institute of Justice (NIJ Standard 0106.01) Level IIIA test standard. In addition, the Busch PROtective AMP-1TP helmet system is designed for the demanding needs of  Federal and Domestic law enforcement agencies and public safety missions and meets the new DEA-FBI Ballistic Helmet Protocol V1.0-2019 as well as the European VPAM-3 standard.  Introduced to US law enforcement in 2019, the DEA-FBI Protocol has become the defining real-world ballistic performance evaluation that tests against projectile penetration specifically limiting energy transfer during ballistic events to help reduce possible TBI, ballistic resistance in both hot and cold temperature extremes, edge protection, hardware testing & reduced blunt trauma.

Through the new agreement with Busch PROtective, Safariland will handle domestic US sales and distribution of Busch PROtective helmets & accessories. For more information on Busch, please visit www.safariland.com/pages/busch-protective.

SHOT Show 22 – Gentex Ops-Core FAST XR High Cut Helmet

Monday, January 24th, 2022

The FAST XR High Cut Helmet is the latest addition to the Ops-Core line. All of the FAST High Cut Helmets look pretty much alike. What makes this one different is that it is intended to defeat Rifle threats.

It resists penetration of up to a 7.62x39mm lead core round and protects against Level IIIA / HG2 Handgun projectiles and frag, at a weight of 2.81lbs (Large).

SHOT Show 22 – TNVC Exclusive Woodland Ops-Core FAST SF Ballistic Helmet

Monday, January 24th, 2022

TNVC is the exclusive commercial distributor for the Ops-Core FAST SF Ballistic Helmet in Woodland Camo.

More products are coming in Woodland as well, like an OTTE Gear Helmet Bag with a distinctive, high-vis TNVC green lining.

To learn more, be sure to tune into vSHOTT, February 8-10.

ArmorSource to Provide U.S. Army With Next Generation Crewman Helmets

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

The U.S. Army has awarded Hebron, Ohio based ballistic helmet manufacturer, ArmorSource LLC., a contract to supply 14,000 Advanced Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmets (ACVC-H) at a value of $6M. ArmorSource presented the U.S. Army with a modernized version of the crewman helmet based on its Next Generation ballistic solutions that utilize some of the most advanced Honeywell ballistic composite materials available. The first deliveries of the new ACVC GEN II model are expected to ship in early 2023.

HEBRON, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — “It is a huge honor to be selected by the U.S. Army to supply our troops with such an innovative product,” says Brad Grunden, ArmorSource President. “We are extremely excited for all of the men and women who will soon be equipped with the most advanced combat vehicle crewman helmet technology available in the industry. ArmorSource’s ACVC GEN II helmet exceeds the ballistic and fragmentation performance of the legacy ACVC but at a much lighter weight. We believe this product sets a new standard of safety and comfort for these users.” 

The ACVC GEN II is one of ArmorSource’s Next Generation helmet solutions scheduled to be formally introduced to the public at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas on January 18-21, 2022. In addition to the ACVC GEN II, ArmorSource will also present its ACH GEN II ‘AS-501-G2’, a Next Generation military helmet, and the ‘AIRE LE’, a Next Generation law enforcement helmet.

To learn more about ArmorSource’s Next Generation helmets please click here.