The headgear being used by the armed forces, across the world, has just moved beyond just protecting the head in a full scale altercation, it is rather now an apparatus that is used by the personnel of forces in a variety of combat settings, ranging from performing general operations to carrying out special missions. The constant need to keep improving the system to provide better protection to the personnel has inspired the researchers and developers to look for new material.
The old genre of the Military Helmets or Advanced Combat Helmet even though was irreplaceable, due to the need to keep the heads over the shoulders, most of the respondent personnel were found to be quite dissatisfied with the clumsy gear – that was also bulky, on account of offering flexibility and mobility while carrying out essential combat duties, and wearing comfort. Barely 15% of the units using the headgear seemed satisfied with the quality of material being provided.
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Ballistic Helmets are among the oldest form of Personal Protective Equipment that provides ballistic protection from fragmenting to the head, ear, and neck of the wearer. Ballistic Military Helmets are intended to protect the head of the wearer while providing a sufficient amount of comfort. The ballistic impact is one of the major causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and ballistic helmets are designed to provide protection from TBI. So, the Ballistic Helmet is the only protection against head injuries individual protective equipment in today’s world.
Ballistic helmet materials and designs have been improved from time to time mainly to counter prevailing threats and invention of new or improved ballistic material. New material such as Kevlar® and Aramid began replacing Steel as the primary material for ballistic helmets.
Today most of the combat helmets designed in a way in order to meet modern warfare requirements and upgraded with Picatinny rails, mounting cameras, face shields, night vision goggles, etc.
ELEMENTS OF BALLISTIC HELMET
The Four basic that forms part of a Ballistic Helmet are as follows:-
Hard Shell is one of the largest manufacturers of ballistic helmets. Its varied range of Ballistic Helmets incorporates the latest high-performance materials technology, combined with ergonomically designed internal harness designs, to give a range of military and law enforcement helmets that have a ballistic performance to NIJ Level IIIA. By using the latest para-aramid materials, Hard Shell is also able to manufacture helmets, which weigh significantly less than competitors standard products. Based on close relationships and feedback from operational fighting and law enforcement units around the globe, Hard Shell Helmets are developed to meet the actual needs of the users.