Special operators are on track to receive new helmets in the future. These new rigs are constructed to give you protection against ballistics (bullets) but also be able to integrate/ work with newest hearing protection and head-mounted communications devices.
We will have to wait a little while for the new Gentex helmet. So what all kinds of goodies can we put on the current helmet to make it fully functional and trick it out?
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That sticks with the ongoing use of “high cut” helmets that allow for a wider range of communications and hearing protection devices that are commonly used in special operations units such as Marine Special Operations Command.
The contract calls for anywhere from $150,000 to $95 million worth of helmets but doesn’t distinguish the quantity that SOCOM is seeking. Online pricing shows individual helmets on the retail market costing about $1,400 each without optional accessories.
Officials expect production to finish by 2024.
The Army’s currently issued Advanced Combat Helmet has a mid-cut, the same as the design used for many of the Enhanced Combat Helmets, also made by Gentex.
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