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State-of-the-Art, Rifle-Rated Helmet Technologies

With the recent release of the Security Forces NextGen Helmet 2.0 by the Air Force Security Forces Center, the Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) was asked to determine if there are emerging materials/technologies for…


U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) High-Noise Environments Benefitting From Active-Noise Reduction


Argonne’s Advanced X-rays Are Beaming the Way to Smarter Helmets

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, and Northwestern University are collecting and deciphering data from high energy x-rays beamed onto human skulls to better grasp bone mechanics and develop smarter, more protective military helmets. Argonne’s X-ray Science Division group leader and physicist Jonathan Almer told Nextgov how the lab’s advanced photon

3M Co. Launches New Combat II Ballistic Helmet

3M Co. has introduced a new combat helmet designed to help soldiers survive an expanded number of ballistic threats during combat. It’s part of an effort to produce the next level of safety products for soldiers. With enhanced ceramics, the new Combat II Ballistic Helmet L110 can help protect servicemembers from bomb fragmentations, blunt impacts,

Army Gear Update: What”s Headed Your Way

Here are some updates on just a few of the soldier-centric projects being developed and fielded by Program Executive Officer Soldier from the unit commander, Brig. Gen. Brian P. Cummings, and his staff. Leaner, better fitting body armor – the Modular Scalable Vest (MSV). The Soldier Protection System (SPS) is the Army’s next generation Personal