Army Shows off Its Lightest Combat Helmet Ever

Soldiers wearing the Revision Military produced Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) Generation II.

Soldiers wearing the Revision Military produced Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) Generation II.

August 14, 2017 | Source: Military.com, military.com, 30 Mar 2017, Matthew Cox

Army equipment officials said Thursday that the service's newest combat helmet will feel significantly lighter to soldiers while providing the same protection.

The Advanced Combat Helmet Gen II will replace the legacy Advanced Combat Helmet, which was fielded about 15 years ago.

The service earlier this month awarded Revision Military, based in Essex Junction in Vermont, a contract worth about $98 million to make 293,870 of the new helmets.