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US Army new Body Armor & Helmet
« on: March 10, 2019, 04:50:14 AM »
82nd Airborne testing US Army new body armor and helmet | Army Recognition - 07 March 2019 11:24
The body armor soldiers will test weighs 20 pounds (9 kg), although plates put in their carrier pockets to stop bullets are showing higher levels of protection at 20 percent less weight.

The IHP made by Ceradyne, a 3M company, boasts “100 percent” more “blunt impact protection” than the Enhanced Combat Helmet, which is impressive when one knows that the latter saved a soldier who was hit with a 7.62mm round to the back of the head, Douglas Ernst reports in the Washington Times. The key to the latest helmet’s protective abilities is the fact that it uses a boltless system: fewer holes for affixing the helmet’s head and chin strap (four instead of five) translates into increased protection. Ceradyne said the Integrated Head Protection System is a lighter-weight ballistic helmet system that also provides passive hearing protection and increased blunt-impact performance. This helmet system includes numerous accessories, including a mandible, visor, night vision goggle attachment device, rails and modular ballistic applique.

 Integrated Head Protection (IHP) helmet (Picture source: 3M)

Integrated Head Protection (IHP) helmet, complete (Picture source: PEO Soldier)