The Army Is Testing Cutting Edge, Halo-Like Helmets

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The U.S. Army is no stranger to enticing new recruits with video games, so it doesn’t come as much surprise that the Army is testing a new helmet that looks like headwear from the Halo video game franchise.

The Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection — better known as HEaDS-UP — may look like battle gear for fictional interstellar warfare, but the helmet goes way beyond fun and games.

Developed by ballistic eyewear company Revision, the modular HEaDS-UP system is composed of a standard Army helmet with expanded features that protect the head, neck and face. The add-ons include a see-through ballistic visor and a mandible face mask that protects against 9-mm ammunition and offers better eye, face and hearing protection than existing helmets. Read more…

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