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Brand New ACH / MICH Ballistic Helmet


The Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH), also known as the Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH), was developed by the United States Army Soldier Systems Center to be the next generation of protective combat helmets for use by the United States Army.

The MICH was originally part of a series of combat helmets designed for the United States Army Special Operations Command as a replacement for the PASGT helmet solely within those units. However, the Army later determined that the improvements presented by the MICH over the aging PASGT helmet warranted organization-wide distribution.

To date, the MICH has replaced the PASGT in active United States Army service. Some units of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve continue to use the PASGT, though its use will eventually expire.

The MICH is in use with all branches of the United States Armed Forces in at least some capacity. The MICH was officially adopted as the standard issue helmet of the Air Force Security Forces. The United States Marine Corps evaluated the MICH during its own search for a PASGT replacement, but chose to adopt a helmet that retains the profile of the PASGT, known as the Lightweight Helmet. However, a small number of units and individuals within the Marines are issued MICH helmets. Elite combat arms units of the United States Navy are also typically issued MICH helmets as warranted.

MICH helmets are available for purchase by law enforcement agencies and the public. They have become popular with various SWAT units and private security companies.

The MICH ranges in weight from about 3 pounds (1.4 kg) (size medium) to just over 3.6 lb (1.36 - 1.63 kg) (extra large). It uses a new, more advanced type of Kevlar and provides increased protection against handgun rounds.

A pad system and four-point retention system, similar to the cushions and straps found on bicycle helmets, replaces the nylon cord suspension system, sweatband and chinstrap found on the PASGT helmet. The change provides greater impact protection and comfort for the wearer. It can be fitted with a mounting bracket for an AN/PVS-14 monocular night vision device (MNVD) on the front, similar to that on the PASGT helmet, as seen in the above image. It can also be fitted with a pair of straps on the rear to keep protective eyewear in place, as well as cloth helmet covers in varying camouflage patterns including M81 Woodland, three-color desert, USMC MARPAT, US Army UCP, Crye MultiCam, and solid black for use with SWAT teams.

The MICH is also slightly smaller than the PASGT, providing 8% less coverage. This accounts for some of the reduced weight and allows for both greater situational awareness and less obstruction of the wearer's vision, particularly when combined with Interceptor body armor. Previously, soldiers had complained that the high collar of the Interceptor pushed the back of the helmet forward, in turn moving the helmet brim over their eyes when they attempted to fire from a prone position.

In 2007 the Army developed and introduced an armored "nape pad" that attaches to the MICH's rear suspension system and coincided with the introduction of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest (IOTV). The goal of the armor insert is to reduce soldier deaths from shrapnel wounds to the neck and lower head. It is currently being issued in RFI (Rapid Fielding Initiative).

Beginning in 2008, the Army's Program Executive Office Soldier outfitted soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division and 4th Infantry Division bound for Iraq with helmet-mounted sensors designed to gather data on head injuries caused during Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detonations. The data collected will help with the design of improvements to the MICH's suspension and chin strap systems.
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  • The world most advanced Ballistic and impact head protection
  • NVG Mount Hole Included
  • Unsurpassed comfort for long-term use, thanks to the innovative suspension system of movable comfort pads for customized sizing
  • Unsurpassed stability, due largely to 4-pt. chin strap system with nape pad
  • Low-profile design to reduce risk of interference in target acquisition
  • Compatibility with NVGs, CBRN Gas Masks & communication devices
  • Ballistic-rated hardware
  • Military specification ACH for fragmentation
  • 7 Pc 3/4-Inch Modular Padding Included For Comfort, Impact Protection & Stability.
  • Weight: Medium 3lbs, XL 3.4lbs
  • Impact mitigation, less than 150gs force transmitted to the head at 10 fps

  • Minimum static load test of 150 lbs.
  • Minimum dynamic load test of 25 fps
  • Ballistic performance within the following temperature range: ?0ËšF to 160ËšF
  • No degradation of performance after 3-Foot immersion in salt water for 3 hours

  • 100% USA Made

Ballistic Resistance

  • NIJ0101.04 Leval IIIA

  • NIJ-STD0106.01

  • 9mm, 124 grain, FMJ @ 1450 fps, backface < 12 mm

Fragmentation Resistance

  • 2 grain RCC @ 4075 fps

  • 4 grain RCC @ 3450 fps

  • 16 grain RCC @ 2425 fps

  • 64 grain RCC @ 1700 fps

  • 17 grain FSP @ 2150 fps

The Helmet Pad System is the suspension system for ACH, MICH and TC 2000 series ballistic helmets for the military. The Pad System provides standoff, comfort, protection and stability. The pads are easily attached, removed, and reattached to the inside of the inside of the helmet shell via a hook and loop fastening system in order to facilitate user comfort and integration with other equipment. The pads remain firmly in place when attached and provide the user with the ability to attach the pads where the wearer desires (i.e. in a variety of locations) and permit accommodation among different size and shape heads and

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Size Will Fit
Medium Up to 7 3/4 inches / 198 mm

From 7 3/4 inches / 198 mm, up to 8 1/4 inches / 210 mm


From 8 1/4 inches / 210mm and over

Brand Vary:
MSA , Specialty Defense System (SDS) , GENTEX

Helmet Condition : BRAND NEW
Helmet Cover Condition: brand new in Crye Multicam

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