HighCom Armor Unveils New Name for its Rifle Combat Helmet

HighCom Armor, an innovative manufacturer of personal protective equipment, announces the name change of the only true “rifle-rated” helmet on the market capable of defeating multiple rounds of rifle special threats.

The Striker RCH Level III+ Combat Helmet, formerly known as the Striker Arditi Level III+ Rifle Enhanced Combat Helmet, exceeds U.S. military specifications for ballistic threats, fragmentation, and blunt impact. The new name is a more succinct reflection of a product that delivers unrivaled protection. HighCom Armor’s aim is for the name of Striker RCH to be more in line with brand and industry standards.

While we’ve changed the product name, the best-in-class engineering behind the helmet remains unchanged.

The development of the RCH was a true collaboration between our Adelaide and Columbus facilities. The RCH has unmatched fragment resistance and is truly a rifle-rated helmet.

Nick Bell, VP of R&D Engineering at HighCom Armo

High-quality craftsmanship and stellar performance are part of HighCom Armor’s engineering and manufacturing DNA. The Striker RCH delivers on both of these standards.

The Striker RCH stops multiple rifle threats, which include 7.62 x 51mm (M80), 7.62 x 39mm (M43 MSC), and 5.56 x 45mm (M193 FMJ). The helmet exceeds MIL-STD frag protection beyond any current protective helmet in theatre, which offers additional peace of mind. It is also up to 25 percent lighter than its competitors.

The Striker RCH is an advanced combat helmet (ACH)/enhanced combat helmet (ECH) design. It is available in three cuts named for easy identification: standard cut (Striker RCH), mid-cut (Striker RCHMC), and high cut (RCHHC).


  • Protection: Level III+ rifle rated ballistic helmet including frag protection
  • Rifle Special Threat Tested: According to U.S. DOD proprietary test requirements
  • MIL-STD-662F: This product has been independently tested by an NVLAP accredited NIJ approved laboratory against frag resistance as specified under MIL-STD-662F
  • XTclave: Made in XTclave™ Ultra-high Pressure Consolidation. XTclave™ is a composite curing and consolidation technology that makes it possible to manufacture lighter, stronger and stiffer composite articles
  • Materials: 100% UHMWPE DSM Dyneema®
  • Head Protection: Front, back, crown, and side of the head
  • Weight: 11 kg/m²areal density, 1.07 kg total weight (raw shell weight only, based on size large)
  • Thinness: 0.43” or 11mm
  • Retention: Helmet includes HighCom’s 4pt Retention Harness, multiple options available
  • Suspension: Comes standard with D3O® TRUST Stealth™ 7-pad system, multiple options available
  • Sizing: Circumference is measured around the head, similar to hat sizing. All sizes are measured in inches. If a measurement falls on a dividing line between sizes, select the larger of the two sizes to ensure maximum ballistic protection
  • Warranty: 5 years on all ballistic material excluding exterior cover, 1 year on exterior cover material and workmanship

Source: HighCom Armor news release

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