ArmorSource to Provide U.S. Army with Next Generation Crew Helmets

The U.S. Army has awarded Hebron, Ohio based ballistic helmet manufacturer, ArmorSource LLC., a contract to supply 14,000 Advanced Combat Vehicle Crewman Helmets (ACVC-H) at a value of $6M.

ArmorSource presented the U.S. Army with a modernized version of the crewman helmet based on its Next Generation ballistic solutions that utilize some of the most advanced Honeywell ballistic composite materials available. The first deliveries of the new ACVC GEN II model are expected to ship in early 2023.

It is a huge honor to be selected by the U.S. Army to supply our troops with such an innovative product. We are extremely excited for all of the men and women who will soon be equipped with the most advanced combat vehicle crewman helmet technology available in the industry. ArmorSource’s ACVC GEN II helmet exceeds the ballistic and fragmentation performance of the legacy ACVC but at a much lighter weight. We believe this product sets a new standard of safety and comfort for these users.

Brad Grunden, ArmorSource President

The ACVC GEN II is one of ArmorSource’s Next Generation helmet solutions scheduled to be formally introduced to the public at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas on January 18-21, 2022. In addition to the ACVC GEN II, ArmorSource will also present its ACH GEN II ‘AS-501-G2’, a Next Generation military helmet, and the ‘AIRE LE’, a Next Generation law enforcement helmet.

ArmorSource ACVC GEN II specifications

  • SHAPE / DESIGN: U.S. Army ACVC Geometry
  • SHELL CONSTRUCTION: Proprietary blend of Polyethylene and Composite Materials
  • BALLISTIC PROTECTION: Meets the U.S. Army AR/PD 12-03 ACVC specs
  • FRAGMENTS PROTECTION: Meets the U.S. Army AR/PD 12-03 ACVC specs
  • 9MM BFD / TRAUMA: Meets the U.S. Army AR/PD 12-03 ACVC specs
  • ENVIRONMENTAL / MECHANICAL PROTECTION / DESIGN: Meets the U.S. Army AR/PD 12-03 ACVC specs
  • CERTIFICATION: From an NIJ certified laboratory
  • AVAILABLE SHELL SIZES: Size 1: Small/Medium; Size 2: Large/X-Large
  • EXTREME TESTING CONDITIONS: Performs under temperature between 160°F (71°C) and -60°F (-51°C); Performs after 3 hours sea water immersion
  • USE: Crew Team; Tankers

Source: ArmorSource news release

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