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US Army orders Lightweight Advanced Combat Helmet

16th August 2013 - 10:56 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


ArmorSource will supply the Lightweight, Advanced Combat Helmet (LW ACH) to the US Army under a new two-year, $92,681,250 fixed price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This is the company's first delivery order for the latest version of the helmet, also known as AS-505.

The LW ACH is the latest result of cooperation between industry and the Department of Defense (DoD) to lighten the soldier's load. This version has reduced the weight of the ACH by four ounces, alleviating the weight burden on soldiers’ head and necks, while still providing advanced protection.

Yoav Kapah, CEO, ArmorSource, said: ‘We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this LW ACH order. This helmet is a significant step forward for our soldiers. It provides improved ballistic head protection while reducing the overall soldier load. We take great pride in supporting our troops, and we're honoured that ArmorSource has been selected to partner with the DoD on this initiative.’

Delivery of the initial LW ACH award will ship from ArmorSource to the Defense Logistics Agency in the third quarter of calendar year 2014.

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