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Results of the HEADS-UP program for the development of a new helmet

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For several years, the US Army has been developing and testing a new type of Heads-Up military helmet (electrified helmet with a display system). The aim of the study was also to significantly improve the ballistic protection of the face and eyes.
What are the results?


Photo: It is possible to shape the future US military helmet / US Navy Research Laboratory

Photo: It is possible to shape the future US military helmet / US Navy Research Laboratory


American soldiers who had head injuries in recent military conflicts had face injuries in 72% of cases. Perhaps this is due to an increase in the number of attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), from which soldiers were injured due to the shock wave, shrapnel and thermal effects of the explosion.

The US Army and the Marine Corps have expressed interest in developing a new helmet that can protect soldiers from these threats. Within the framework of the “Heads-Up” program, the troops for several years tested a new helmet with a removable visor and protection of the jaw.

According to a report from the NATIC Army Research Center, this program tested new ballistic materials and optimized hearing protection. Work was also carried out on the integration of communication devices and image processing (collimator indicators) into the helmet.

Photo: New helmet must be compatible with NVG / US Navy Research Laboratory

Photo: New helmet should be compatible with NVG / Naval Research Laboratory


Helmet testing was conducted during routine training. “We were able to integrate our helmet into the main training processes and then get feedback from the soldiers,” said Donald R., Heads-Up project manager. “It was quite amazing, but almost every soldier from whom we received an answer was more than satisfied with the new equipment.”

The soldiers assessed, among other things, protection against environmental factors, such as adverse weather conditions, dust or stone fragments.

The main task of the helmet, and especially the front part, to protect the soldier from ballistic threats - splinters, a blast wave and thermal radiation emanating from an explosion of improvised explosive devices, mines, mortar shells, etc.

Heads-Up helmet cannot protect against rifle bullets, but is effective against shell fragments and pistol bullets of up to 9 mm.

With the shock wave to fight much more difficult.

The wave from the explosion flows over the bottom edge of the helmet and penetrates between the head and the helmet. Tests have shown that part of the wave energy is extinguished, but, nevertheless, part of the effect on the soldier's face.

“The addition of face and jaw protection prevents the direct impact of a shock wave on the head. And although it breaks along the bottom edge and hits the face, the protection significantly reduces the pressure on the forehead and eyes, ”says Dr. David Motta, a representative of the US Navy research laboratories, who also participated in the research.

The complexity of the study was not only a large number of alternative designs of the helmet. The results depended strongly on the power of the explosive device and the distance to the explosion, on how the body and head of the soldier were located in relation to the explosion, etc.

Results of the HEADS-UP program for the development of a new helmet


This graph shows pressure versus time for individual parts of the head during one of the tests. It is seen that not always a greater number of protective elements leads to the desired result. The blue graph shows the change in pressure on the eyes; green - on the face; red - on the back of the head; orange - on the neck (data from the Research Laboratory of the US Navy).

“When you add additional pieces of equipment, you won’t get what you expect,” says Mott. “Due to the presence of the inner lining or the inner lining, the waves can be reflected, interacting with each other, and increase the pressure on the head.”

It is worth noting that the program Heads-Up has ambitions to develop a universal helmet not only for infantrymen, but also for the crews of armored vehicles.

Currently, crews use CVC (Combat Vehicle Crewman) helmets, soldiers use ACH (Advanced Combat Helmet).
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  1. andrei.yandex
    andrei.yandex 30 July 2015 07: 43
    +15
    Ours would have to catch up. In general, the appearance of this type of helmet was to be expected.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 30 July 2015 08: 12
      +3
      Anyway, my helmet is cooler ...)))) soldier
      1. The brightest
        The brightest 30 August 2015 13: 04
        0
        There is no speech. Altyn is beyond competition.
        Our need to catch up
        That they are pulling up behind ours)))
    2. IAlex
      IAlex 30 July 2015 11: 17
      -37
      To yours? All of yours are already trading on the Mitinsky market and others like him in other places, moreover, someone than, someone sausages, and someone a country ...
    3. IAlex
      IAlex 30 July 2015 11: 17
      -11
      To your All yours already on the Mitinsky market trade and others like him in other places ...
      1. ispaniard
        ispaniard 18 August 2015 10: 25
        +5
        But no one has the feeling that this is still an intermediate version of the helmet? Here is the final version ... Laughter with laughter and the US Armed Forces are moving in that direction ...
        1. Kir
          Kir 25 August 2015 20: 14
          0
          Well, this has been noticed for a long time:
          First, in some kind of "science" fantastic work, and then into Life !!!,
          By the way, even a part of their author was ironic about this part.
          Further, a similar one has been mentioned for a long time, though as a component of the outfit, or rather a kind of suit in case of military operations in the conditions of various types of contamination of the terrain, from biology, to the consequences of the use of nuclear weapons.
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    4. Themi30
      Themi30 30 July 2015 12: 20
      +9
      andrei.yandex
      Where to catch up? didn’t you read the article at all? it says that a similar helmet during the tests showed unsatisfactory results. And that we need to pull ourselves up and make senseless crap weighing some 5 kg. on the head? so that a soldier would break his helmet, are we behind this?
      1. Victorio
        Victorio 30 July 2015 23: 38
        +3
        Quote: TheMi30
        andrei.yandex
        Where to catch up? didn’t you read the article at all? it says that a similar helmet during the tests showed unsatisfactory results. And that we need to pull ourselves up and make senseless crap weighing some 5 kg. on the head? so that a soldier would break his helmet, are we behind this?

        ====
        judging by the graph, it’s not bad, one indicator is only high. today it’s crap, and tomorrow it’s commonplace
        1. George Sviridov
          George Sviridov 9 August 2015 21: 09
          0
          Perhaps it’s useful in some cases, for example, at roadblocks that are constantly attacked by terrorists ... But let’s say on the march a heavy closed helmet is only a burden ... If it is planned not for constant wear, but as an option, then the idea is sound ... If they are going to force everyone to wear it, then this is nonsense ...
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    6. Corsair
      Corsair 30 July 2015 13: 58
      +2
      laughing Ours can stupidly use the Predator helmet as a form, it looks cool ...

      And on the other hand on X is he so needed? So that the helmet was more expensive than a machine with a bronik combined?
      1. oldkap22
        oldkap22 31 July 2015 17: 35
        +1
        the cost of the sights of the gas mask communications monitor = the cost of the helmet ... (+ soldier's health ...)
    7. little girl15
      little girl15 1 August 2015 11: 10
      0
      "Star Wars" from fiction to life ...
    8. vkl-47
      vkl-47 2 September 2015 16: 10
      -1
      In general, he can withstand a bullet from the small things and this is important for mattresses. And the fact that this information on the screen will distract the soldier is all the same. Apparently the developers are fan of the HALO game. In F-1 races they refused helmets with taking my info to the glass. In the helmet first of all, protection is necessary. and this one will not save even from a pistol. the next pintogon exhaustion of money.
  2. Mikhado
    Mikhado 30 July 2015 07: 44
    +18
    When will the helmet and body armor be connected with a movable hinge and the respiratory system (gas mask) integrated into it? Obviously, this solution suggests itself.
    1. ICT
      ICT 30 July 2015 07: 57
      +12
      Quote: Mikhado
      and integrate the respiratory system (gas mask) into it?


      it’s difficult so far, and even if it’s not necessary, it’s necessary, but we would have made it a long time ago
      1. ermak.sidorov
        ermak.sidorov 30 July 2015 08: 53
        +3
        did you get it from the cipher from the top shelf?
        noble unit!
        1. ICT
          ICT 30 July 2015 17: 48
          +2
          Quote: ermak.sidorov
          did you get it from the cipher from the top shelf?


          Yes, not just on Google,

          and I only had boxes from under the tool, though there was a story with GS, but at that moment I had nothing to do with it
      2. George Sviridov
        George Sviridov 9 August 2015 21: 12
        0
        I think it is based on the fact that when a gas mask is needed - there is no need for a helmet, but when a serious helmet is needed, there should be no gas ... Unless it is only riot police and its analogs in other countries, so that when you disperse people from their gas it does not water.
    2. tomket
      tomket 30 July 2015 10: 11
      +5
      Quote: Mikhado
      When will the helmet and body armor be connected with a movable hinge and the respiratory system (gas mask) integrated into it? Obviously, this solution suggests itself.

      Well, in general, a lot of equipment needs to be hoisted on the helmet, and this will obviously overwhelm it, therefore, therefore, part of the helmet's weight needs to be redistributed to the armor-vest. In addition, such a ligament will avoid fractures of the cervical vertebrae when a bullet enters the helmet.
    3. smershxnumx
      smershxnumx 30 July 2015 10: 39
      0
      And lope then this "contraption" will weigh ??? The neck, tea, not official ... And to carry with you too ...
    4. smershxnumx
      smershxnumx 30 July 2015 10: 39
      +2
      And lope then this "contraption" will weigh ??? The neck, tea, not official ... And to carry with you too ...
    5. 4thParasinok
      4thParasinok 1 August 2015 02: 09
      0
      Quote: Mikhado
      When will the helmet and body armor be connected with a movable hinge and the respiratory system (gas mask) integrated into it? Obviously, this solution suggests itself.

      you "star wars" lope once watched? It is immediately clear that a person dreams of a Dight Vader helmet. wink
  3. gla172
    gla172 30 July 2015 07: 46
    +2
    And what is the audibility in this helmet? On the battlefield in a short-lived battle, this is important.
    And visibility is somehow very. Whoever rode a helmet in a helmet will understand ...
    1. tomket
      tomket 30 July 2015 09: 30
      +4
      Quote: gla172
      And what is the audibility in this helmet? On the battlefield in a short-lived battle, this is important.
      And visibility is somehow very.

      Active headphones, or built-in communications.
    2. opus
      opus 30 July 2015 18: 49
      +6
      Quote: gla172
      And what is the audibility in this helmet? On the battlefield in a short-lived battle, this is important.

      better than just "ears" -









      + hearing protection (if the threshold for dB is passed, then the headphones automatically \ ms for mS block access to the auricle - no damage)

      Quote: gla172
      And visibility is somehow very



      The Heads-Up display provides the soldier with the output of current messages, GPS maps, combat text messages from commanders, video from reconnaissance aircraft and displays the status of the general battle (tactical map), most likely, there will be images of a map of the battlefield, targets, monitoring health, communications and other information such as Google Glass.

      1. opus
        opus 30 July 2015 18: 51
        +5
        The helmet is equipped with a module for a SIM card phone (4G), the software can be fully updated with new applications. The interface to a personal mobile phone or PC is provided

        The helmet itself is built on the principle of modularity (visible on the video)
        -base is individual for everyone (inside)
        - general carcass
        -the hitch is dialed (protection and electronics on demand): one for the infantryman, another for the tankman




        ========================
        Threat.
        For some reason, the author took the Durynda Polish article as a basis (Výsledky studie uzavřené přilby HeaDS-UP), a translation from it, and the psheks themselves sculpted a translation, from which they could comprehend.
        In fact, there is information on 100 pages (from the original)
        1. DMB_95
          DMB_95 23 August 2015 15: 29
          0
          Judging by this information, a tribunal will be expected for the loss of such a cool helmet.
      2. Passing
        Passing 31 July 2015 19: 51
        +5
        There is no frame on the video when the fighters in this helmet aim. Why? Obviously, the pad does not allow to attach to the butt. Therefore, a closed helmet without a built-in projection TV system (and accordingly a camera on a weapon) does not make sense, it is impossible to shoot accurately with it.
        1. Andrey NM
          Andrey NM 3 August 2015 04: 54
          +2
          I also wanted to ask this question. The video shows that the way the fighters hold their heads makes it inconvenient to twist it, especially to the right-left-downward, the "muzzle" interferes. And another question, how long will the batteries last? And in cold weather? What about unmasking radiation signs? Will LTE towers be installed everywhere before hostilities? And drink some water in battle? Do many Americans fight in the field?
          1. Fight cat
            Fight cat 8 September 2015 23: 24
            0
            laughing about water to drink it you bent !!! drinking systems with a straw, no, not heard ???
  4. Spas the Great
    Spas the Great 30 July 2015 08: 20
    +6
    In general - the idea is right!
    If there is at least a small opportunity to reduce the risks of a negative impact on the head of a war during a database, it must be used.
    Healing and, God forbid, the death of a fighter - much more expensive. hi
  5. Azzi
    Azzi 30 July 2015 08: 37
    +1
    Such a helmet is obviously very difficult for a simple look under your feet, especially during active operations.
  6. slizhov
    slizhov 30 July 2015 08: 52
    -12
    not ... What is the difference in what helmets they will be lying in the vast Donbass ..?
  7. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 30 July 2015 09: 03
    -1
    This helmet will be especially convenient in Russian frosts.
    1. corporal
      corporal 30 July 2015 09: 14
      0
      Have you heard about wool comforters?
      1. An60
        An60 30 July 2015 13: 05
        -1
        Under such a helmet, no, I have not heard. Don’t forget about earflaps ....
    2. Fight cat
      Fight cat 8 September 2015 23: 22
      0
      I don’t know how this helmet is, but active-screen snowboard goggles work for themselves!
  8. Ttht
    Ttht 30 July 2015 09: 20
    -13
    definitely will not save from a shovel, they forgot to calculate its slaughter capacity
    1. tomket
      tomket 30 July 2015 09: 31
      +2
      Quote: TTHT
      definitely will not save from a shovel, they forgot to calculate its slaughter capacity

      Urya !! Urya !! Urya !! Maybe we’ll move to stone axes?
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 30 July 2015 11: 19
        +2
        Only digging sticks, only Cramagnon hardcore!
  9. heruv1me
    heruv1me 30 July 2015 09: 37
    +1
    Halo helmet
    1. Alexey M
      Alexey M 30 July 2015 11: 30
      +3
      Let it be so.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 30 July 2015 11: 34
        +1
        Looks like a helmet soon and the suit will catch up.
        1. Großer feldherr
          Großer feldherr 31 July 2015 20: 50
          +2
          Not soon . Everything rests on weight. That all this goodness to be worn on oneself requires an exoskeleton, they are already there, BUT autonomous power supplies are stuck in development at the level of the middle of the 20th century and almost no progress in this area is expected in the foreseeable future.
        2. 4thParasinok
          4thParasinok 1 August 2015 02: 16
          +1
          Quote: Vadim237
          Looks like a helmet soon and the suit will catch up.

          they’ve been trying to tighten it for about 20 years already, it doesn’t work without an exoskeleton, only air conditioning (yes, mandatory requirement of the Pentagon) with batteries weighs a lot ...
          1. Fight cat
            Fight cat 8 September 2015 23: 20
            0
            Quote: Großer Feldherr
            Not soon . Everything rests on weight. That all this goodness to be worn on oneself requires an exoskeleton, they are already there, BUT autonomous power supplies are stuck in development at the level of the middle of the 20th century and almost no progress in this area is expected in the foreseeable future.

            Quote: 4-th Paradise
            Quote: Vadim237
            Looks like a helmet soon and the suit will catch up.

            they’ve been trying to tighten it for about 20 years already, it doesn’t work without an exoskeleton, only air conditioning (yes, mandatory requirement of the Pentagon) with batteries weighs a lot ...

            you are wrong about the autonomous power supply, there are already the first bastings on batteries based on aluminum oxide, and there are also small thorium-based generators, there’s complete chaos in terms of autonomy, as soon as a thorium-based generator the size of with a liter thermos, autonomy of several years, a couple of grams of thorium !! and Exoskeleton and Helmet and active armor and electroreactive rifles, everything will appear !!! hi
  10. Maksus
    Maksus 30 July 2015 09: 38
    +1
    Quote: gla172
    And what is the audibility in this helmet? On the battlefield in a short-lived battle, this is important.
    And visibility is somehow very. Whoever rode a helmet in a helmet will understand ...

    There the headphones are active, quiet sounds make it louder, loud - quieter.
  11. ivanovbg
    ivanovbg 30 July 2015 10: 06
    0
    While a soldier rides on equipment in a patrol or in a column, it is good to have extra protection. But in a fleeting maneuverable battle, it is unlikely that anyone will put this colossus on its head.
    1. tomket
      tomket 30 July 2015 10: 14
      +1
      Quote: ivanovbg
      But in a fleeting maneuverable battle, it is unlikely that anyone will put this colossus on its head.

      You still write that it is unlikely that anyone will be able to lace up the berets.
      1. schizophrenic
        schizophrenic 30 July 2015 17: 46
        +3
        Quote: tomket
        But in a short-lived maneuvering battle, it is unlikely that anyone will put this engine on their head

        The Americans have a contract. For non-compliance, no insurance, no salary. They ordered and will carry.
        Miners have suits up to 50 kg, they can weigh. You want to live, so pull.
        1. Kir
          Kir 25 August 2015 20: 47
          +1
          Well, how long is the Miner in his, as you will say, "suit", and then what actions he is able to carry out in it, can run, or something else from active movements, it seems like this is not heard. But what concerns
          The Americans have a contract. For non-compliance, no insurance, no salary. They ordered and will carry.
          This is true - corporations are able to save their money.
    2. corporal
      corporal 30 July 2015 12: 57
      0
      Quote: ivanovbg
      But in a fleeting maneuverable battle, it is unlikely that anyone will put this colossus on its head.

      Didn’t you see the work of the assault forces? YouTube to help.
      1. ivanovbg
        ivanovbg 30 July 2015 13: 23
        0
        Soviet soldiers in the DRA did not even want to wear uniforms; at the first opportunity, they changed shoes in sneakers. And then there’s such a pan on his head. 100 to 1, that the personnel will soar in these helmets only when there is absolutely no possibility to get away, such as the guard on guard of the army headquarters. On guard of the technical park, he will put this on his head, but he says nothing about raids in the field. In addition to sappers, of course, or those who ride on armor.
    3. denis02135
      denis02135 30 July 2015 13: 44
      0
      Dear ivanovbg

      Alpha fighters wear something similar, and neither of which is probably heavier.
      1. ICT
        ICT 30 July 2015 15: 49
        +1
        Quote: denis02135
        Alpha fighters wear something similar, and neither of which is probably heavier.
        1. George Sviridov
          George Sviridov 9 August 2015 21: 23
          +1
          So the alpha damn arrived on the bus ... took up positions, stormed for minutes or even seconds, got on the bus and left ... But the soldier needs to be constantly wearing ... Assault units and armored vehicles are heavy, and soldiers are trying to push armor into weight 10kg. All these covered helmets are good against terrorists, when dispersing a crowd, when storming a building \ vehicle. But for everyday service, long marches, they are of little use, as they result in quick fatigue ... Moreover, if you take it off in our army you will get a maximum kick from the foreman, and in the American army they can roll in not a sour penalty, but if you are wounded, even if you are in the heel, but you’ll be without a helmet, you can say goodbye to insurance ... This means they will pull the helmet, but they will be tired and morally depressed ... Not the best condition for a soldier ... And if he is fighting somewhere, the devil knows where - okay ... But if he really needs to protect his homeland?
  12. Alex Nick
    Alex Nick 30 July 2015 10: 09
    +1
    Che that "Stalker" was remembered. The soldiers are better equipped there.
  13. Artyom
    Artyom 30 July 2015 10: 23
    0
    I saw this helmet at an arms exhibition in Zhukovsky, at the current rate, under 2 lyamas it will cost! Of course, it is necessary to protect the face of a soldier.
  14. Alex Danilov
    Alex Danilov 30 July 2015 10: 27
    +2
    Soon they will create a costume for the crisis. We need to quickly create this costume. And then the terminator.
    portal gun, as in the portal.
    Or even dress the armor of space marines or terrans ...
    And they will also create military dreadnoughts, then generally PPC ... It remains to crush them with armored vehicles, like the imperial guard ... Karskys and ogriny ...
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 30 July 2015 11: 21
      +1
      Let's create orcs and the whole world a mushroom apocalypse! Waaaaaagh!
      1. DmitryAndreenko
        DmitryAndreenko 30 July 2015 18: 42
        -4
        Attach the legs and eyes to the Kalash and get a rabobak: :)))
        1. Pasha Crimea
          Pasha Crimea 30 July 2015 22: 18
          +3
          Better to Galilo and get a rebbe cop.
  15. Sukhoi
    Sukhoi 30 July 2015 12: 23
    0
    If you look at the graphs presented in the article, then there is no benefit from such a helmet at all. Hence the conclusion: why the heck is a goat button accordion?
  16. Iraclius
    Iraclius 30 July 2015 12: 38
    +1
    I would like to see the results of ergonomic tests.
    I strongly suspect that in such a closed design, the person will sweat, sweat will fill his eyes, they will be mercilessly torn. Who ran march throws with dressed PPE will understand me.
    Please note that under the visor, glasses are also worn. Those. the material from which the transparent visor is made, gives fragments when exposed to a blast wave, and from these secondary fragments we need extra. protection.
    1. Stanislas
      Stanislas 30 July 2015 14: 18
      0
      Quote: Iraclius
      Who ran march throws with dressed PPE will understand me.
      Especially in PCP - it helps a lot to see sweat under the eyes like in a swimming mask that lets water through. But here, maybe there is some refrigerator ...
      1. Iraclius
        Iraclius 30 July 2015 16: 00
        +1
        Judging by the description, there is no refrigerator there. The design of the helmet as a whole repeats motorcycle. The cheeks tightly fit to the face, thereby reducing the armored effects of the explosion on the face of the fighter. Of the measures to counteract the fogging of the shield, I took there, most likely, an oleo- and hydrophobic coating. If there are ventilation openings, then the very meaning of isolating the soldier’s head from the environment is lost. request
    2. would
      would 30 July 2015 22: 47
      +1
      But then the problem is absolutely solved. Forced ventilation with integrated fan. In my opinion, it was indicated in older news that this problem was exactly solved. I suspect that he is under the front part.

      Well, the comparison with PPE is incorrect. PPE try to protect the body to the maximum from ALL the external environment, that is, from the air too. And here it is not required and do not.
      1. Siberlight
        Siberlight 24 March 2016 15: 13
        0
        Quote: rait
        But then the problem is absolutely solved. Forced ventilation with integrated fan. In my opinion, it was indicated in older news that this problem was exactly solved. I suspect that he is under the front part.

        Well, the comparison with PPE is incorrect. PPE try to protect the body to the maximum from ALL the external environment, that is, from the air too. And here it is not required and do not.

        Forced ventilation? The fan under the front part, the glasses under the glasses, and can also add a heated neck and wipers for glasses to adapt ... request negative
  17. An60
    An60 30 July 2015 13: 03
    0
    Electronic translator, poor student or American? Sorry for saying "PROSTEEL" ...
  18. Serovoleg2013
    Serovoleg2013 30 July 2015 15: 11
    +2
    Now, when you walk 15-20 km in such a thing, or else you run through it, you will drop it by the hell of a damn thing! There’s nothing to breathe, it’s also taken away! In such things, you can, for example, free hostages or conduct short-term military operations, as well as regular troops, and even for example in the heat of +35! Not nonsense !!!!!!
    1. Iraclius
      Iraclius 30 July 2015 16: 02
      +1
      I was especially alarmed by the words that such a helmet was planned for use by the crews of armored vehicles. My question is - how to cling to the sight’s eyepiece in such a pot?
  19. wanderer987
    wanderer987 30 July 2015 18: 12
    +2
    The idea is not bad, it’s just that under this helmet it’s necessary to develop new small arms, it seems to me that it will be extremely difficult to shoot from it, and it will sweat at the expense of its ventilation, so it turns out so far it’s just a fun toy for films about superheroes .
    And I’ll add to the above, let him still have a knapsack conditioner for him, with a bio-toilet so that there are no traces left. wassat
  20. Massik
    Massik 30 July 2015 19: 34
    +1
    On this topic, either a one-piece armor-suit, or the old-fashioned helmet-armor. Coming up with such "helmets" is only a transfer of money, in terms of protection from fragments it is no better than ours with a visor, and the blast wave does not care what you are wearing, it will sweep everything up to your neck without hesitation.
  21. estixnumx
    estixnumx 30 July 2015 19: 54
    +4
    I don’t know how the Amers have been faithfully telling me the Yugoslav M-5 helmet for about 89 years on which I replaced the belts with the American ones from the helmet. MICH ACH Fast closed the TAN with a tactical color cover and added ESS ballistic glasses all together about 900 g came out. He jumped with a parachute, skidded with cliffs from the cliffs, and traveled to the line with the Azeris. All the same, in the heat in it horseradish, and in such a helmet a heat shock will be guaranteed. All this for short-term wear. In general, the most important question is this pedal-powered miracle works. wink . According to my experience, 12 AA fingers (GPS, nightlight (not a scope, but a monoscope), Kolimatr, Steripen, walkie-talkie, flashlight and other medical crap) go away in a week. when they end, you have to choose which is more important. + as my teacher in traumatology said that all people are fake Made in China as they are fragile. The dynamic trauma of the cervical vertebrae and sub-arachnoid hemorrhage has not yet been canceled. The main task of the helmet is to protect the head from fragments of up to 1 g and stones that crumble after a shell explosion and if you are very lucky then the bullets at the end and flying along the tangent. From the experience of a soldier in whose Kevlar helmet with 500m they got from the SVD on a tangent brain contraction of the 2nd degree + deep stain, not operational for 12 days, hospitalization is shown. So let everyone decide what kind of pot he should wear.
  22. estixnumx
    estixnumx 30 July 2015 20: 43
    +3
    Quote: schizophrenic
    Quote: tomket
    But in a short-lived maneuvering battle, it is unlikely that anyone will put this engine on their head

    The Americans have a contract. For non-compliance, no insurance, no salary. They ordered and will carry.
    Miners have suits up to 50 kg, they can weigh. You want to live, so pull.

    In the Armenian Army, after Ohanyan became the Minister of Defense, they demanded that the combat positions be in helmets and body armor, in case of injury if they aren’t on the military, he will reimburse the cost of treatment. This saved many lives. We use Plate Carrier with SAPI plates of grade 5 on a Kevlar lining, so the main injuries are for armor contusions of internal organs. And the Azerbaijani army has the main body armor of Ukrainian manufacture in the 3rd class of protection. Therefore, the availability of armor protection is a very necessary thing, though for me, the units that do not have direct contact with the enemy (for example, air defense, MTS units, etc.) have a class II anti-column. .
  23. Shurik70
    Shurik70 30 July 2015 22: 52
    +2
    And for me, so you need to immediately design an armored skaf.
    That is, a sealed armored exoskeleton with autonomous breathing.
    The appearance of such infantry is inevitable. Well, nefig bother with individual elements, you must immediately design everything in the complex.
  24. Tishka
    Tishka 31 July 2015 02: 12
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    Gentlemen, sorry for the intrusiveness, but you did not carefully read the article. there is a link that the helmet is equipped with a red dot sight. if you integrate the built-in camera, this will only improve the recognition system and allow the fighter, without exposing himself, to fire from cover. there were developments. where this system, regardless of the position of the weapon, produced a vertical image. That is, it provides the possibility of both shooting from around the corner. or out the window, raising the weapon above you. The hearing optimization system, also a useful thing, will be understood by the one with whom the grenade exploded next. The fragments were not reached, and in my head the ringing is such that even a scream is not always heard. most likely, there will be some problems with tilting the head, so as not to step on the "frog" or catch the stretch. The detail at the bottom of the helmet is not clear. covering the chin and nose of the fighter, in theory, it should be angular in order to partially reflect both the wave and possible fragments of stones. By the way, there was an article on VO, about protective screens and screens of a flexible monitor, which, after being hit by a bullet, continued to work, with the exception of the damaged area. so, this system is fully integrated into this helmet, instead of additional glasses under the visor. The ventilation system really looks like electric, but what prevents to place the power supply on the belt of the fighter, thereby not overloading the weight of the helmet. And the ability to see the map during a combat operation, and your soldiers on the ground, will allow you to quickly navigate in a combat situation. the communication system integrated into this sample will allow you to quickly destroy targets, both artillery and armored vehicles, which can significantly reduce the risk, both during an offensive operation and when retreating to reserve positions. In the future, the helmet can be integrated into the exoskeleton system, which is currently being developed. By the way, the night vision system can not be applied to the eyes with a liquid crystal display, but simply display the image on a helmet-mounted display, like information from reconnaissance aircraft. So, the development is quite promising and interesting in my opinion.
  25. Alex Danilov
    Alex Danilov 31 July 2015 02: 27
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    Quote: Alex Nick
    Che that "Stalker" was remembered. The soldiers are better equipped there.

    A good toy! Well done .. And the world is so colorful, peculiar, OUR!
  26. Vladimir 23rus
    Vladimir 23rus 31 July 2015 12: 44
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    Heads-Up helmet cannot protect against rifle bullets, but is effective against shell fragments and pistol bullets of up to 9 mm.
    This is not for soldiers, but for punishers and policemen.
  27. Dam
    Dam 2 August 2015 17: 58
    -1
    But how does it run about all this happiness? You will die on takeoff. Because of such funny outfits, p.i.s.d., oh, s, got their name. And so good luck to them with the development, more money on the absurdity.
    1. aviator1913
      aviator1913 7 August 2015 10: 10
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      And why, then, our MTR, GRU, FSB and other special forces are equipped in the manner of Amer Marines? Have you thought about this? Maybe collimators are also a bad thing that no one needs, which only does battery power?

      The world is moving forward, and equipment should improve, our people are not like the Chinese, every soldier must be protected.

      MTR
      1. Dam
        Dam 5 September 2015 23: 00
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        Dear, I would not like a collimator weighing 3 kg. And so look at what the guys are fighting in the Donbass on the front line in the DRG, and they don’t take armor there with them, it's hard. . Any equipment is needed for specific goals and objectives. For mine use devices and heavier. And from the fragments and pistol cartridge protects a good modern helmet from a warrior (and weighs 1.9 kg). And protection from the shock wave is unlikely to be effective, but it will be particularly difficult for you to breathe, and this child prodigy will fog up and freeze in winter, and in a warm climate, hi to thermal shock, well, something like that. But specials rarely solve combined arms tasks and they need different equipment for different jobs.
  28. Task Manager
    Task Manager 5 August 2015 12: 58
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    Sooner or later, an ordinary helmet will be modernized, and most likely, just in this type of helmet, so that development has a future.
  29. wadim13
    wadim13 5 August 2015 21: 20
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    Will the lower part of the helmet protruding forward when the fighter falls face down on the ground cause a neck injury due to over extension of the cervical spine? I heard that gas masks with a filter attached directly to the face mask were dangerous.
  30. Bosk
    Bosk 9 August 2015 12: 55
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    For assault detachments (panzerniki), perhaps such a helmet wakes up well, but let's say in the "field" ... there sometimes guys throw off their armor, but here ... I mean if such developments continue (and they must be continued unambiguously) then soon it will be necessary to wake up the "infantry" for light and heavy ...
  31. kavit
    kavit 13 August 2015 19: 43
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    And why, explain, he wears glasses under his helmet?
  32. Oberon 1
    Oberon 1 15 September 2015 15: 16
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    Very interesting !!
  33. _Semen_
    _Semen_ 14 January 2016 18: 00
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    Over the past 30 years alone, thousands of military innovations have riveted around the world, which, according to the assurances of the designers, are simply perfect. But the soldiers rejected them in combat conditions. I think you need to check this helmet in military operations. Then it will become clear.
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