Ballistic head protection reached a new level

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Erschütternde Vorfälle der jüngsten Zeit zeigen, dass sich Bedrohungen durch Terrorismus und Amok längst nicht mehr auf Krisengebiete beschränken. Die innere Sicherheitslage Europas hat sich massiv verändert. Waren vor einigen Jahren noch gewalttätige Übergriffe mit zahlreichen Verletzten und Toten undenkbar, so vergeht aktuell kaum ein Monat, in dem nicht über Gewalttaten mit Schusswaffen im öffentlichen Raum berichtet wird. Unumstritten gilt es nun unseren Polizisten und Einsatzkräften den bestmöglichen Schutz zu bieten.

 

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True protection saves lives

At the IDEX 2021 Ulbrichts shows its newly developed helmet systems against rifle ammunition.
Protection against rifle ammunition is very important because in terroristic attacks and shootings, the attackers most of the time use rifles, not handguns.

Common composite helmets such as NIJ IIIA helmets can only stop handgun ammunition like 9mm and .44 Mag. When hit by rifle ammunition, helmets and head are penetrated by the bullet.

However, commonly not known, those helmets can not even truly protect the wearer against handgun threats (e.g. 9mm and .44 Mag). Policemen or soldiers are being killed or tremendously injured by the dramatic backface deformation of the helmet, hitting and hurting their skull and brain. Consequently, these helmets neither truly protect against rifle nor handgun ammunition.

Ulbrichts new head protection systems are capable of stopping rifle ammunition and reducing the backface deformation and residual kinetic energy to survivable limits.
Ulbrichts newly developed ballistic protection systems are either standalone rifle helmets or very light headshields attachable to Ulbrichts helmets.

One of these systems is capable of stopping the often used fatal Kalashnikov steel core ammunition (7,62x39mm MSC) and at the same time reducing the backface deformation and residual kinetic energy to survivable values: Tests according to MIL-STD at a certified U.S. NIJ and MIL laboratory proved that the average value of the backface deformation of such system hit by Kalashnikov steel core is lower than 10mm, while most other helmets can not even reach comparable values against 9mm handgun ammunition. Furthermore, the residual kinetic energy of this system is far below 25 Joule when hit by Kalashnikov 7,62x39mm MSC.

Of course, all Ulbrichts helmets fulfil the American NIJ IIIA standard as well as the European VPAM HVN 2009 Level 3 standard with a residual kinetic energy below 25 Joule.

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Mag. Maria Scharpenack
Press, Communication, PR
Tel.: +43 699 10206 851
Maria.Scharpenack@ulbrichts.com