One of the trends in materials for military applications is weight reduction without compromising toughness. The modular system of a Marine Ballistic Helmet is an example. It was developed to meet the needs of the Navy, Coast Guard and Special Forces to protect personnel from ballistic threats.
The modular system includes the helmet and a lightweight buoyant ballistic insert, a ballistic buoyant shield, communications, a lightweight waterproof rucksack, pouches and holsters.
Jointly developed between Morgan Advanced Materials and Gecko Head Gear, the helmet brings together more than 20 years of composite helmet design knowledge and experience in military marine environments. The fully-water-resistant helmet offers high levels of ballistic protection along with weight reduction and comfort. An inflatable inner layer provides 100% custom fit and buoyancy, while the outer layer provides ballistic protection. The helmet can be integrated with ballistic eye protection and night vision goggles.
The range of ultra lightweight multi-impact ballistic inserts fit neatly into the suit’s tactical plate carrier/life jacket. The LASA LWBIII+ lightweight buoyant plate weighs less than 1 kg and has been tested to NIJ Level III, providing multi-shot protection at the lowest weight.
To counter a higher level of threat, the high performance LASA LW IV+ plate provides protection up to NIJ 0101.04 Level IV. This option incorporates Morgan’s patented crack mitigation system (CMS) technology, developed specifically for improved ballistic multi-hit protection.
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