Ballistic helmet for special forces has bulletproof aesthetics

Aesthetic design for ballistic helmet design The ballistic helmet from 3form design looks good and protects special forces
UK product design consultancy 3form Design has designed a helmet for US ballistic protection equipment manufacturer United Shield. The helmet known as RAID needs to carry and hold numerous pieces of equipment, meet ballistic requirements while also ‘looking good’. It should be so cool, says 3form,that Tom Cruise will be wearing it in his next movie.

United Shield, based in the State of Michigan with offices in the UK, supplies equipment to special forces teams and law enforcement agencies around the globe. It wanted to develop a new helmet and approached 3form with a brief that included being, ‘a cool, appealing, exciting design that soldiers will want to wear. The design needs to look forward to the future and put United Shield ahead of the curve’.

The helmet comes fitted with a universal NVG mount and Picatinny rails, which provide a solid platform for torches, cameras and other gear.

It is made from advanced Aramid composites to provide impressive protection from ballistic and fragmentation projectiles, as well as being lightweight and practical enough for field operations. The large helmet weighs just 1.2kg.

The helmet includes the latest impact absorption system, which can stop projectiles within the V50 category, travelling up to 450m/s. The harness has a split suede chin strap along with a X Style suede neck pad, which can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement.

There was also significant focus on increasing the wearers sight, allowing a greater field of view when the helmet is on as well as offering a more adjustable strap and harness.

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