PM HALO/HAHO Offers Tactical Versatility.
Para-Gear now offers from Gentex Corporation a helmet specifically for military parachutists High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) and High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) jumps. The unique benefits of this helmet for airborne operations include a modular design - the ability for the wearer to customize key communication, oxygen mask receivers, helmet suspension, visor/goggle components, and superior impact, noise and penetration protection.
Design features of PM HALO Helmet include:
Noise Attenuation - Each is configured for a userÆs specific noise attenuation requirements, and features either plastic or leather earcups. Plastic earcups are recommended when this helmet is used with communications. If the helmet will not be used with communications then leather earcups may be preferred. Protection- The newhelmetÆs impact and noise attenuation are equivalent to the US Navy HGU-84/P helicopter helmet. Penetration resistance is equivalent to the USAF HGU-55/P. The retention assembly is designed to prevent inadvertent release and withstand a 250-pound pull test. Compatibility û The helmetÆs modular design allows a user to add optional components, such as affixing the oxygen mask with rotational or fixed bayonet receivers or mask snap adaptors; various impedance flex boom microphones or earphones; communications cables; Thermo Plastic Liner« (TPL), Super Comfort LinerÖ (SCL) or adjustable pad suspension; bungee visors or eye protective goggles. Weight and Sizing û Head borne weight of the helmet complete with communications, oxygen receivers and eye protection is 1060 grams (37.4 ounces). The addition of various helmet liners allows the sizemedium/large helmet to fit the 5th to 95th percentile population range. The helmet is available in medium/large or extra large*. Surface and Trim û The helmetÆs outer shell surface is smooth and free of obstructions to reduce snagging of parachute lines. The leather covered foam edge roll is reinforced in the front and rear of the helmet for attachment of Night Vision Goggle strap assemblies.