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NFM Hjelm HC 160F & HC 120MT Helmet Data

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

During the Recent Milipol Paris exposition, Norwegian soldier systems manufacturer NFM released two new versions of their 4th generation ballistic helmet called Hjelm which is the Norse word for helmet.

The HC 160F & HC 120MT replace previous models. Utilizing their FREC-2 pressing technology, the HC 160F is the lightweight option while the HC 120MT offers protection from a wider range of threats. Below is the tech data.

HJELM 4th Generation HC 160F

Aerial density: 4.9 kg/m2

HJELM 4th Generation HC 120MT

Aerial density: 6.7 kg/m2

In addition to the new ballistic shell options, the Hjelm Helmet System continues to incorporate several innovative features.

Edgemount Attachment System – Rather than permanently attached rails, the Edgemount uses hardware to attach just that enabler to the edge of the helmet.

HASP – The Helmet Attachment System Pattern replaces the stationary Velcro loop found in most helmets with a structural web of high-strength composites that provide a stronger and more reliable system throughout the shell exterior. In addition to camouflage, enablers can be attached to HASP.

Koroyd – The Koroyd impact protection system uses core tubular technology which absorbs most energy by creating crumple zones. In addition to being lightweight, Koroyd also allows for ventilation within the helmet.

by creating crumple zones

The Hjelm Helmet System is offered in Coyote Brown, Raven Black, and Helhound Grey.

Integris Composites Launches Rapid Don/Doff Body Armor at Milipol Paris

Friday, November 17th, 2023

Integris seeks feedback from military and law enforcement on its new soft armor vests

PARIS—Integris Composites, the global leader in armor protection for the world’s elite military and law-enforcement units, invites active military and law enforcement people attending Milipol Paris 2023 to visit Stand 5 F009 and review prototypes of the company’s new Rapid Don/Doff body-armor vests, making their debut at the event.

New Integris Composites Soft Body Armor

Soft body-armor vests, carriers and tactical gear constitute a new category of personal protection from Integris Composites, the new name for TenCate Advanced Armour.

“For more than 25 years the company has been the go-to producer of ballistic plates that slide into the pockets of vests and carriers made by body armor manufacturers and used by the world’s leading military and law enforcement teams,” said Jan Grimberg, the senior vice president of marketing and sales EMEA at Integris.

“Moving one step further in the value chain, we are developing a new system of ballistic vest gear for law-enforcement and military units. Milipol marks the first public presentation of equipment that dramatically reduces time for donning and doffing one’s body armor rig—by 50 percent or more,” said Stephen Jackson, regional director Turkey, Middle East & Africa.

Public debut of the Integris Rapid Don/Doff vests is taking place at Integris Composites Stand 5 F009 during Milipol Paris 2023, Nov. 14–17 at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre.

Early versions of Integris Rapid Don/Doff vests/carriers have been tested in recent months by law enforcement groups in Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

During Milipol, military and police visitors in active service will be invited to test three prototype vests, each featuring a different magnetic latch and Rapid Don/Doff one-side or two-side opening system.

Message to Police and Military Users

“Our message to users? ‘Put it on and take it off as many times as you want. We want to hear your questions.’ We are not telling people, ‘This is what you need.’ We are saying, ‘Tell us what you need, and we will deliver. We are committed to making the gear you want and need,’” said Jackson.

Integris Composites Magnetic Buckle System

“Using our magnetic buckle system, they can take it off, put it on in two seconds —much faster than traditional gear with only hook-and-loop Velcro® fasteners. Even more, it enables us to create a personalized fit the first time it is set up. Users are now able to rapidly don and doff vests repeatedly without losing their settings,” added Jackson.

Integris is also displaying standard vests, custom-designed plate carriers and shields that are also part of the personal protection portfolio.

New Focus for Integris

“Integris began a pivot from a standalone supplier of ballistic plates into the role of an end-to-end solution integrator in early 2022 and we are continuing to build momentum following the announcement of our name change in September,” explained Grimberg.

Integris Composites Facility in France

“The company is becoming a full-spectrum supplier of the highest level of personal protection for military forces and law enforcement. “We want to position Integris as a holistic protection company—the resource for whatever protection you need,” Grimberg added.

Integris is an engineering company and the manufacturer of composite armor for land vehicles, aircraft, naval craft, protective housing for optronics and other sensitive technology in addition to personal protection gear. The company’s scope includes the design, development, production, sales, and services of composite armor solutions. Integris’ product portfolio consists of panels or ready-to-install kits made from high-strength materials like HDPE, aramids and ceramics. For more information go to: www.integriscomposites.com.

Milipol 23 – EXOM EXO-Skeleton

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

EXOM is a joint project between Mehler System and Mawishi which wishes to make good on the aspirations of USSOCOM’s so-called “Iron Man Suit” which world to beat the weight of heavy, full-body armor for breachers and the first man through the door.

They are doing this by using the Mawishi UPRISE exoskeleton to help bear the weight and reduce fatigue, combined with Mehler’s expertise in body armor and helmets.

Milipol 23 – 3D Printed Lightweight Plate Carrier from SEYNTEX

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Belgian textile manufacturer SEYNTEX showed off a 3D printed lightweight plate carrier concept.

Here you can see lattice work which adds padding and airflow.

Milipol 23 – Monte Cervino Tactical belt from FROG.PRO

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

Exhibiting in the MP-SEC stand at Milipol, FROG.PRO showed us their Monte Cervino Tactical Belt.

Designed to serve as an outer belt, it integrates with their Cobra trouser inner belt via Velcro and the lumbar region is wide in order to stabilize the back and support equipment.

It also features the new Snake Bite Cobra Buckle which prevents the webbing from creeping on the adjustable end.

Finally, the belt integrates FROG-PRO’s U.Lok system which is fully PALS compatible.

MKU Limited Launches Kavro Doma 360, a 5 Zone Rifle Protective Helmet at Milipol

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

MKU Limited just unveiled the Kavro Doma 360 at Milipol Paris, the first rifle protective helmet with five zone protection (top and four side quadrants).

Seen here is Manesh Khandelwal, Director of R&D at MKU Limited.
Designed to protect against AK-47 MSC, M80 NATO BALL, and M193 bullets at muzzle velocity and has been tested to defeat five rounds in the five zones of the head (front, back, left, right, crown) without the need of add-on armour.

It is also a boltless design, avoiding the compromise of holes cut in the helmet. The back face deformation for 7.62 x 39mm MSC at 710 +15m/s from 10 meters is just 20mm and the Kavro Doma 360 integrates a new Advanced Harness System with Dynamic Impact Technology to deal with the energy form impacts as well as daily comfort. And not just straight impacts, but also rotational/angular impacts which are known to cause concussions or brain injuries. In addition, it comes with a top-to-chin (longitudinal) and side-to-side (lateral) harness adjustment functionality for highest stability and a snug fit.

The helmet is offered in full, mid and high cuts to accommodate the needs of all users and the integration of communications headsets. The weight starts at 1.45 kg for a full cut helmet in small. While not the lightest helmet on the market, you have to consider the five zone protection in your calculation which was added based on lessons learned from the Ukrainian conflict.

Finally, the Kavro Doma 360 features the Modular Accessory Connector System or MACS. This rail system accepts mounted accessories all as a counterweight at the rear in addition to the night vision shroud at the front. Due to its modular nature, MKU engineers are working to add power and data to MACS.

In a press release from MKU, Managing Director, Mr. Neeraj Gupta says, “Our commitment to our heroes has been unwavering since we first got into soldier protection. The Doma 360 is the culmination of 5 years of relentless R&D and the uncompromising resolve to develop this for forces globally. All of us at MKU are filled with emotion, because we have finally been able to take it to the world.”

Although headquartered in India MKU Limited also has operations in Germany and UAE.

Milipol 23 – GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

GORE-TEX Professional continues to develop their Stretch Fabric Technology and this prototype garment caught my eye.

GORE-TEX Stretch Fabric Technology which retains the water and wind proof breathable characteristics of Gore’s ePTFe material but adds the ability to stretch. The jacket design is not new to snowboarders but it improves the ability to access the inside of the jacket in case of injury, particularly when wearing armor. With access zippers on either side, it’s also easier to vent if needed. It’s an innovation worth taking a look at.

Milipol 23 – Direct Action

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Poland’s Direct Action is giving Milipol visitors a sneak peek of their Vanguard combat uniform in MultiCam Tropic.

Made from NYCO fabric with 500D Cordura reinforcements and 4-way stretch, the torso of the combat shirt also features Polartec PowerDry FR fabric.

Offered in sizes Small – XXXLarge in several colors and patterns.