The bulletproof helmet is a piece of essential protective equipment for many militaries, security agencies, and defense departments. I believe you are no stranger to bulletproof helmets. So how much do you know about bulletproof helmets? Let me give you a brief introduction:
Definition of bulletproof helmet
The bulletproof helmet is a high-strength tactical helmet made of unique materials such as Kevlar and PE, which can defend against bullets to a certain extent. However, many people have some misunderstandings about bulletproof helmets. They think that bulletproof helmets can completely resist bullets. This phenomenon is not difficult to understand because the word \”bulletproof\” itself is misleading, meaning that bullets cannot penetrate it. When the shell is powerful enough, and the number of shots is high, No ballistic helmet can withstand this penetration when the Firepower is powerful enough and fired a lot.
Material of bulletproof helmet
There are many synthetic materials for bulletproof helmets, including aramid, PE, and bulletproof steel. Aramid and PE are new high-tech synthetic fibers developed in the 1960s and 1980s. Compared with traditional bulletproof steel, they have the advantages of being lightweight and high strength, so they have been widely used in producing bulletproof helmets. Aramid and PE helmets with uniform protection levels are much lighter than steel helmets but are also relatively expensive. In addition, due to the limitation of the material’s characteristics, aramid and PE helmets also have specific requirements for preservation, such as aramid helmets should avoid long-term exposure to sunlight and contact with water, etc. PE helmets should avoid contact with high-temperature objects.
Types and structures of bulletproof helmets
There are three bulletproof helmets: FAST, MICH, and PASGT. Different helmets are different in structural and functional design, and you can usually wear some required equipment by installing guide rails. For example, NIJ IIIA FAST, MICH, and PASGT bulletproof helmets are produced with a new suspension design. Adopt a unique suspension design, the inner lining is a modular memory sponge to make them more comfortable to wear, and the helmets are equipped with guide rails. Customers can be equipped with night vision goggles, torches, and other equipment according to their own needs to adapt to different usage scenarios. There are also a variety of sizes to choose them. Among them, NIJ IIIA FAST helmet has a higher ear cut position, and the MICH helmet has a slightly lower ear cut position, both of which can be used together with communication equipment such as headphones. In contrast, the PASGT helmet has no ear-cut design and a more extensive protection area. Customers can choose the corresponding helmet design according to actual combat needs.
Defense level of bulletproof helmet
Anyone who knows something about bulletproof helmets knows that the highest level of defense that bulletproof helmets can achieve so far is level III. Why? We all know bulletproof equipment means that the higher the defense level, the greater the helmet’s weight. Even Class IV helmets made of light materials such as aramid and PE weigh a lot. Overweight helmets will bring discomfort and obstacles to the wearer’s movement, making them unsuitable for production and use.