Ballistic insert plates
The SOF Helmet is a ballistic military helmet adapted primarily for special forces with the Mips® Brain Protection System. The helmet is unique in many ways.
SOF HELMET MIPS® weighs only 1050 grams in the complete version with siderails, NVG shroud and MIPS® protection systems. The helmet offers high ballistic protection despite its low weight. The shell alone weighs 570 grams. For more information about the helmet's ballistic protection level, contact SAFE4U.
The SOF Helmet MIPS® has extended protection with the MIPS® Brain Protection system to protect the brain from rotational trauma. The MIPS® Brain Protection System consists of a low friction layer that allows the helmet to move in a direction of 10 - 15 mm, thus redirecting the trauma away from the brain and reducing the negative effects of rotational trauma on the brain.
Rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational force (angular acceleration). This rotational motion results in shearing and/or stretching of brain tissue that affects the brain and can lead to serious brain damage such as concussion and bleeding.
For several decades, PhDs and professors from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, later founders of MIPS, studied the relationship between brain injuries and helmet design at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The research results made the researchers realize that in most crashes and falls, a person's head (or helmet) hits the ground at an oblique angle. Thus, although oblique impacts were much more common than linear radial impacts, there was less research on the rotational trauma that occurs when the helmet hits the ground or another object at an angle. This was a breakthrough that would change the traditional way of designing helmets, which until then had been based on the less common linear radial impacts.
Many years of research and testing preceded the launch of the first helmet with the Mips® protection system in 2007. Drawing on data from their extensive research, the founders set out to find new ways to minimize the effects of oblique impacts. The breakthrough solution was eventually to place a low-friction layer inside the helmet to reduce the negative effects of rotation on the head. After many years of further research, testing and development, they launched what is now known as the Mips® protection system - a unique helmet construction technology that provides extra protection for the head.
The Mips® safety system is designed to provide protection in helmets against so-called rotational motion. Rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational force (angular acceleration). This rotational motion results in shearing and/or stretching of brain tissue that affects the brain and can lead to serious brain damage such as concussion and bleeding.
Mips® bearings, which are designed to mimic the brain's own protection system, allow for relative movement between the head and the helmet and can reduce the rotational movement transmitted to the head. The Mips® safety system is designed to protect against impacts from all angles.
Ballistic military helmet in standard design. The helmet is adapted for regular units. The helmet is equipped with rails, NVG attachment, Velcro surface and comfort pads for the best comfort. There are several different adjustment points to optimize the best fit. The weight of the helmet is 1600 grams. Contact SAFE4U for more information about the helmet.