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ACH vs. ECH Helmets

The U.S. Army gives each soldier a combat helmet that protects them in the field. Helmet designs continue to develop as the Army prioritizes advancement in all its equipment. The Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is the current model. ECH replaced the Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH) and Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) designs the Army used since the war in Afghanistan.  ACH/MICH Helmets The ACH and MICH helmets preceded the ECH model. The MICH was the first to replace the Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) helmet in 2001. The Army modified the MICH under the ACH name, though the designs are similar. These helmets feature Kevlar fibers for lightweight construction and pistol-resisting capabilities. Both versions expose parts of the forehead and ear in favor of high visibility and...

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NIJ Body Armor Standard vs Other Body Armor Standards

Whether you're going to war, or you think your neighbor Tom is up to no good, knowing how your body armor was tested will help you relax when you finally have to don your fresh ballistic plates.

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