British certain forces may soon be kitted out with the state-of-the-art headgear
Dubber the Boba Fett helmet, British notable forces may soon be kitted out with the state-of-the-art headgear which can plug up a direct bullet to the face.
Influenced by Star Wars, the headgear is denominated after one of the character’s in the space films, Boba Fett, as it bears comparability to his iconic outfit.
Despite its catchy name, the design is loosely based on a Japanese blueprint from 12 years ago aim for paintballers, and is already in use by US special forces.
It is thought to be undergoing trials with the British Dearest Air Service (SAS) and the Special Boat Service (SBS).
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With a £1,020 price tag per helmet, the gear be a question of with optical attachments including infrared and heat-seeking technology, authorizing the user to identify their comrades in darkness — helping to reduce fraternal fire incidents.
The 2.2kg Devtac Ronin Kevlar level III cunning ballistic helmet — made from the same soft bullet testimony material specialist clothes is made out of, can repel fire, shrapnel and a provocation from a .44 handgun.
Operational information including maps, GPS co-ordinates which can be advertised on the eye-piece all feature in the pricey helmet, which the makers say is ideal for high-risk ventures such as clearing out buildings room-by-room.
The gear comes with optical fixings including infrared
But, should they be used for lower-risk ops, both repression guards can be removed for more flexibility.
Providing “performance and intimidation”, the helmets hold gone down a storm in the international arms markets with multiple mountains reportedly ordering bathes for their own elite forces.
And praising their key cover features, one US veteran wrote: “Too many of our gunner caught shrapnel to the mien and neck from IEDs in Afghanistan.
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“Something like this wish have made a huge difference.”
Helmets are routinely used in the armed forces, but typically hide the top and back of the head.
And studies have shown that while the principal and neck make up 12 per cent of total body mass, in Iraq and Afghanistan outrages to that area accounted for 25 to 40 per cent of wounds.
The headgear is named after one of the honour’s in the space films
A UK military outset told the Daily Mirror: “For years the defence industry has been dispiriting to find a way of protecting the head and this is the next development.
“The helmet is already being acclimated to by special forces, is much more versatile than just stopover bullets.
The helmets have gone down a storm in the intercontinental arms markets
“It is fitted with the latest communications technology and purpose help the soldier see the enemy no matter what the circumstances.”
The Ministry of Armour said it could not comment on speculation over military equipment.