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The prototype of a new helmet for crews of the US Army

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The US military has begun testing several new prototypes of the modular design combat protective helmet. The novelty is developed primarily for tank crews, and will reduce the number of helmets used to one.




The US Defense Department officially plans to introduce helmets in October 2013, which will be equipped with the latest electronics and security programs. The development of the helmet took four years of research efforts to provide the US Army.

Prototype of a new helmet for members of the US Army crews Engineers and scientists specially developed a helmet for using transparent lenses in it, which act as a display and at the same time perform a protective function due to improved ballistic materials.

Several soldiers have already had the opportunity to try out new helmets, they tested them for practicality, putting on and removing the lower "jaw" and eye protection.

At present, in the US Army, crew members have at their disposal two helmets, one “tank helmet” is used while in a combat vehicle, and the second “infantry” is worn outside the vehicle. The new prototypes are designed to replace both of these helmets with one with a modular system.

"I think our development will be useful to the military, and will give them the opportunity to independently mount and dismantle the individual components of the helmet based on the specific tasks facing the crew," said Don Lee, an engineer in the field of headgear from the US Army Research Center.



A recent report showed that 72% of all head injuries occur in the face. Therefore, the military leaders of the US Army decided to review the equipment to protect the faces of the soldiers.

Don Lin also noted that the "jaws" and lenses will provide high protection for crew members from debris and dust raised during the movement of a combat vehicle, and said in a press release: "This is the first time that sand and dust does not get into your mouth."



The US Army Support Center plans to use the results of its research to create new combat helmets for the Marine Corps and the Army.
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  1. rrrd
    rrrd 21 October 2013 07: 04
    +1
    thought about design for a long time.
    1. air wolf
      air wolf 21 October 2013 09: 12
      13
      Not funny, such a ZS would not hurt us either.
      1. LaGlobal
        LaGlobal 21 October 2013 09: 21
        +1
        Quote: air wolf
        Not funny, such a ZS would not hurt us either.


        I agree that is not funny! But to be honest, it seems to me that in years through 7-10 we get this.
        1. Edward72
          Edward72 21 October 2013 10: 17
          0
          In general, this helmet is convenient to spoil, even though the face does not crack from the strain
    2. ATATA
      ATATA 21 October 2013 11: 10
      +2
      Quote: rrrd
      thought about design for a long time.

      Stop joking cheaply.
    3. sancho
      sancho 21 October 2013 11: 38
      +8
      A little more and they will succeed in the original .... wassat

      Joke...
      1. ayyildiz
        ayyildiz 21 October 2013 16: 19
        +2
        DARPA THALOS
        1. alone
          alone 21 October 2013 19: 34
          +3
          forever cheers-patriots here begin to bring down everything that is connected with the Americans. But this helmet is very solid. Having such a thing would not hurt.
  2. Cuba86
    Cuba86 21 October 2013 07: 07
    +8
    Who would not say anything about the US Army, but they do not lose time in vain .. I wonder if we have something to answer? and then the tankers are still driving in headsets)
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 21 October 2013 09: 12
      +2
      Quote: Cuba86
      and then the tankers are still driving in headsets)


      The main thing is that in the head on which the tank helmet is dressed a sufficient amount of knowledge and skills is laid.
      P.S. A headset outside an armored object can also be hung on a lap belt by fastening a strap, and this "the miracle of hostile technology"(c) sooner or later the striped tankman will forget to lose, or else somehow pass ....
      1. Hon
        Hon 21 October 2013 09: 31
        14
        Quote: Hudo
        so that in the head on which the tank helmet is dressed a sufficient amount of knowledge and skills was laid.
        P.S. The helmet outside the armored object can be hung on the waist belt by fastening the strap, and this is a "miracle of hostile technology" (c) sooner or later the striped tanker will forget to lose or somehow pass ....

        One ball broke, the second lost. I don’t understand how our soldiers don’t lose their helmets. And by the way, if a splinter comes into your head, it will absolutely not matter what knowledge was laid in it ...
        1. Dmitry 2246
          Dmitry 2246 21 October 2013 10: 38
          +2
          The idea of ​​a universal helmet is interesting although it is difficult to imagine an implementation.
          And in this helmet I see flaws for both tankers and motorized rifles.
          The main thing is clear: you need to protect your head using the latest technology, and you can try to use universality partially.
  3. Cpa
    Cpa 21 October 2013 07: 08
    +3
    And if a fighter drops something on the floor, will he have to take it off?
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 21 October 2013 09: 19
      +1
      Quote: KPA
      And if a fighter drops something on the floor, will he have to take it off?


      If something is dropped, then either take it off or blindly fumble on the floor with your hands in search.
      Well, the commander, the gunner and the mechanic are half the trouble, but what about a bucket on his head that would be convenient for the showers?
      1. Hon
        Hon 21 October 2013 10: 17
        +1
        If the abrashka is normal, Amer’s tanks are spacious.
      2. rolik
        rolik 21 October 2013 10: 42
        +1
        Quote: Hudo
        , and how with such a bucket on your head will be convenient to the showers?

        A Negro is charged there from the Alabam region, helmets are not issued to them))))) consumables)))
  4. Edward72
    Edward72 21 October 2013 07: 14
    +1
    Something like that I saw in the movie about 15-20 years ago.
  5. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 21 October 2013 07: 17
    10
    I can't imagine how you can work with devices in this "biker" headdress in a tank! (((CUBA86))) Whoever says anything about the US Army, they are not wasting their time .. laughing It seems to me the opposite: they are engaged in ouiny! wassatI drove like this in my youth in the "Urals" laughing
  6. MolGro
    MolGro 21 October 2013 07: 27
    0
    to put it mildly, a strange helmet for a tankman!
    More like an infantry, so massive!
  7. Alikovo
    Alikovo 21 October 2013 07: 53
    +3
    for a tankman this helmet will be a burden.
    1. alexng
      alexng 21 October 2013 08: 09
      +1
      What other watermelon? laughing
    2. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 21 October 2013 08: 42
      +7
      When you have a splinter in your face when you hit a tank or a lighter BTX, something flies, will you also sing like that? Listen smart guy and maybe also a non-combustible jumpsuit is not needed for the crew. Well, is it hot and sweating in it?
  8. Sirocco
    Sirocco 21 October 2013 08: 07
    0
    A recent report showed that 72% of all head injuries occur on the face.
    Most likely, it’s on the head of designers or who is trying to promote this topic in BT. Also, skiing with sticks in the tank)))) I stand on the pavement, I’m shod in skis, either they don’t ride the skis, or I'm fucked up !!!! Nothing more to say.
  9. Basileus
    Basileus 21 October 2013 08: 17
    +3
    For anyone who thinks designers are fools. Ours, in your opinion, is not far behind.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 21 October 2013 09: 06
      +2
      In the photo there is an analogue of the helmet that the Americans, in fact, refuse.
      1. Basileus
        Basileus 21 October 2013 09: 21
        +1
        Yes, I know. It's just that there are claims about "massiveness" - this one is also quite heavy, and additional face protection will not hurt. In addition, there is a little more space in western tanks.
        1. Bober
          Bober 21 October 2013 14: 50
          +2
          There is a chain of inconvenience. Of course, dimensions are important, but the increased volume inside - better copes with shock loads. What is the optimal size for this bucket? Materials etc. Working with optics inside? Where more time is this part of the body in the workplace. Up to pasting of the adjacent parts of the workplace with armaflex. Only a helmet cannot be modified. It should be a complex. They will bring the helmet to mind, they will begin to perfect the jumpsuit. This should lead to the creation of the right heat removal system, i.e. ventilation. In battle, it’s hot in every sense of the word. And the psychological / physical stress is huge. Misting such a helmet inside is worse than dust in the eyes. One thing is true, that you need to work in this direction, and all these options should be trouble-free in the case of remove / put on / replace / add as AK.
    2. RUSS
      RUSS 21 October 2013 11: 17
      +2
      Ours are not lagging behind, but still tankers in old helmets and in "flammable" uniforms. New means of defense are being introduced into the troops very slowly.
  10. rugor
    rugor 21 October 2013 08: 41
    +4
    If the helmet really protects your face from dust, then this is a big plus. And it's not just about comfort. While someone squints, the Americans look at both. We need to take equipment more seriously.
    1. Old skeptic
      Old skeptic 21 October 2013 09: 14
      0
      And tell me, dear, how will this miracle in the second photo be applied in battle to the sight, with glasses and with a visor?
  11. Storm
    Storm 21 October 2013 08: 54
    +2
    Of course it looks impressive, but how practical it is is a question. One thing can be said: face protection is a plus. It is not clear how he will work in such a helmet with the same sight barrel.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 21 October 2013 09: 21
      +2
      The problem with sights is solvable. But the fact that there will be problems with personal protective equipment is for sure
    2. Basileus
      Basileus 21 October 2013 09: 21
      +2
      The jaw and glasses are removable.
    3. queen
      queen 21 October 2013 10: 21
      +2
      Quote: Sturm
      Of course it looks spectacular,

      destroy the cannabis field, imagine who the hell they are and fly into space to fight with the pakemons)
  12. Navy7981
    Navy7981 21 October 2013 09: 18
    +5
    When the first railways were built, some experts claimed that a speed of more than 40 km / h would kill a person, and a lot of such nonsense was expressed quite seriously on a number of projects by quite worthy and not at all stupid people. This is me to the fact that everything is being improved gradually. The helmet may or may not be cut. A heavy armor is also not comfortable, but it is better to get rid of broken ribs than a broken chest. We’ll see in five to ten years. And I would really like for our not to be late and stop discussing on the topic - why this is not possible or not necessary, but to think about the ultimate goal and strive for it, and the final goal to help the soldier stay alive. This is not just about the helmet.
  13. Wedmak
    Wedmak 21 October 2013 09: 22
    +2
    Wasn't it easier to buy motorcycle helmets?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 21 October 2013 09: 36
      +4
      They are poorly held fragments. Rather, they do not hold.
      The Americans in general specifically took up safety, here is the "Air Warrior" kit for helicopter pilots

      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 21 October 2013 09: 51
        +1
        They are poorly held fragments. Rather, they do not hold.

        I understand that this helmet is primarily intended to keep the face intact. When the tank rushes over bumps. Well, or when "Didn't strike". And I doubt that it will somehow help in the explosion of something inside the tank.
        What is the use of having the head whole if everything else is filled with fragments? It’s not clear ...
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 21 October 2013 10: 00
          +1
          These helmets are designed for crew members who traditionally stick in tank hatches for Americans
        2. queen
          queen 21 October 2013 10: 17
          +1
          Quote: Wedmak
          if everything else is shattered with fragments?

          They are like noses ... shiny and beautiful ... there is still Hollywood running out.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 21 October 2013 10: 23
            +3
            The irony is inappropriate here. They really provide their crew with what they need.
        3. Hon
          Hon 21 October 2013 10: 23
          +2
          And for this there is a bulletproof vest, we also developed anti-fragmentation suits
      2. Ezhaak
        Ezhaak 21 October 2013 11: 06
        -2
        Quote: Spade
        here is the "Air Warrior" kit for helicopter pilots

        All this is borrowed from Hollywood. And issued for his idea. Star Wars shine.
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 21 October 2013 11: 09
          +3
          And from what film was the opinion taken that our helicopter pilots have armored faces, and therefore they don’t need such refinements?
          1. Ezhaak
            Ezhaak 21 October 2013 11: 40
            -1
            The opinion is personal, and not borrowed from the film. smile
  14. tun1313
    tun1313 21 October 2013 09: 32
    -1
    The future political course is clear, the main thing is that the sand does not interfere.
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 21 October 2013 09: 38
      +2
      You, I see, in Mother Russia little ride in an open box)
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 21 October 2013 09: 45
        +2
        You can wrap your face with a medical scarf, and wear swimming goggles over your eyes ...
        1. Basileus
          Basileus 21 October 2013 09: 51
          +1
          I'm talking about the geographical distribution of "interfering sands") It's not so obvious.
      2. Wedmak
        Wedmak 21 October 2013 10: 10
        +2
        And then he swept through Mother Russia, some miserable 100 km across the Astrakhan deserts and sands. 3 month I can’t remove the sand of the cabin ... it is EVERYWHERE!
  15. sys-1985
    sys-1985 21 October 2013 09: 58
    +3
    The thing is good and necessary, but not quite convenient.
  16. queen
    queen 21 October 2013 10: 12
    +2
    I've recently reviewed Star Wars))))
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 21 October 2013 11: 19
      +2
      More like final fantazy.
  17. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 21 October 2013 11: 10
    +1
    In my opinion, just Mitch 2000 with a modernized muzzle Prideitor, + visor.
    Do we have a tank headset at least once changed since the time of Vissarionych?

    They saw grandmas or not, but they move the industry. We constantly shout about unmatched developments that few have seen in the troops. It’s sad.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 21 October 2013 11: 22
      +1
      Quote: Vasia Kruger
      Do we have a tank headset at least once changed since the time of Vissarionych?

      "Ears" have become more.
  18. loki565
    loki565 21 October 2013 12: 12
    +3
    It’s not sad, but we really lack such a helmet. The overlay on the headset looks very doubtful: it is even put on one side at the show and in the troops it will simply be removed so as not to interfere. Also, it does not protect the face and headphones (and they do not seem to be armored)
    Of course, I understand that thousands of talking hats are stored in the treasures and no one knows where to put them, but it's time to make a full-fledged helmet.


    Please note that after almost every race there are head injuries and in combat conditions there may be more loads ...
    00.19.33 INJURY OF THE HEAD OF THE RED TANK CREW COMMANDER
    00.35.22 INJECTION OF THE HEAD OF THE CREW COMMANDER OF THE BLUE TANK
    AND THIS IS THE BEST REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR DISTRICTS
    1. queen
      queen 21 October 2013 12: 20
      +2
      Quote: loki565
      and who doesn’t know where to put them, but it's time to make a full-fledged helmet.

      head injury ... but not brain)
  19. shinobi
    shinobi 21 October 2013 17: 24
    +1
    Of course, new tankers need a helmet, but what is shown in the photo from the crafty one.
  20. ramin_serg
    ramin_serg 22 October 2013 10: 55
    +2
    As a tanker I’ll say the right thing, especially in battle.
  21. Guilty
    Guilty 23 October 2013 07: 50
    0
    And I !!!!! AND I!!!!!!!!! Let the tankers themselves decide whether they need such protection or not. I’m finally a peacekeeper, and I haven’t seen the tank alive. Therefore, I will not be clever. But if the crew members really have injuries, but they won’t save the helmet, how does it turn out that tank crews don’t go to the hospital with tremors? Druzhban-tanker after the army lamented that his finger was chopped off when the sleeve in the machine gun got stuck. But he didn’t say anything about his head. Maybe I didn’t go)))
  22. svp67
    svp67 31 October 2013 00: 56
    +1
    Sash, interesting stuff. By the way, I like the American helmet, for the following reasons:
    - it very reliably protects the head from blows,
    - has glass to protect the eyes,
    - this helmet is easily made airtight and then it can simultaneously play the role of a gas mask,
    - the ease with which such a helmet can be equipped with normal means of communication.
    The only big minus - it is not clear how the glass will affect the accuracy of pointing and aiming
    1. Alex 241
      1 November 2013 08: 09
      +2
      I welcome Seryozha, well, I think they are working on this problem.
      1. Alex 241
        1 November 2013 08: 15
        +1
        ............................................................
      2. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 11 November 2013 23: 18
        0
        Quote: Alex 241
        I think they are working on this problem.

        Sanya, really interesting stuff. Thank.
        If it's a double helmet that transforms ...
        - Inside, the ability to aim is important.
        - Outside maximum protection.
        Very interesting.

        The only question is about fogging? But I'm not in Copenhagen, except for a gas mask, they probably decide.
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