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  • Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers

    08/11/2017 5:05:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 2 August 2017 | HATTY COLLIER
    Star Wars-style flame and bulletproof helmet trialled by SAS soldiers 'Boba Fett' helmet has target acquisition, air conditioning and repels flames and bullets HATTY COLLIER Wednesday 2 August 2017 10:03 The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet can withstand bullets from an AK47, fire and bomb shrapnel Devtac The SAS is trialling a Star Wars-style helmet that detects enemies and repels flames and bullets. Troops have nicknamed the equipment the “Boba Fett” helmet after the Star Wars bounty hunter, who wore a similar-looking piece of gear in the hit films. The Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic...
  • F35 Helmet - A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky

    11/25/2015 9:34:53 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/25/15 | Zoeann Murphy
    The F-35 fighter jet, developed by Lockheed Martin, has a fascinating accessory. The pilot’s $400,000 helmet enables him or her to see through the jet’s skin, using a number of specially positioned cameras.
  • UN peacekeepers accused of killings, rape in African mission

    08/12/2015 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 12. 2015 | AP
    Amnesty International is accusing UN peacekeepers of indiscriminately killing a 16-year-old boy and his father and raping a 12-year-old girl in separate incidents in Central African Republic, the latest in a series of allegations against peacekeepers there. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “personally dismayed and disappointed,” his spokesman said Tuesday. “We would like to emphasize once more that no misconduct of this nature will be tolerated,” Stephane Dujarric told reporters. Amnesty International said the two incidents on Aug. 2 and 3 occurred as the peacekeepers from Rwanda and Cameroon were carrying out an operation in the capital, Bangui. UN peacekeepers...
  • Army Unveils New Modular Helmet Prototypes

    09/10/2013 6:11:33 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Kit up! at ^ | September 10, 2013 | Mike Hoffman
    The U.S. Army has released two new helmet prototypes the service is testing to offer soldiers a modular design that would allow crew members to need only one helmet versus the two they currently have to keep. Army leaders plan to unveil the helmets officially in October that came out of the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection program — a four year development effort led by the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. Engineers and scientists have developed the helmet to potentially include see-through and projected heads up display technologies, better eye and face protection and improved ballistic...
  • EVA 23: exploring the frontier (Astronaut Parmitano describes helmet filling with water)

    08/21/2013 10:40:03 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    ESA ^ | 8/20/13 | Luca Parmitano
    My eyes are closed as I listen to Chris counting down the atmospheric pressure inside the airlock – it’s close to zero now. But I’m not tired – quite the reverse! I feel fully charged, as if electricity and not blood were running through my veins. I just want to make sure I experience and remember everything. I’m mentally preparing myself to open the door because I will be the first to exit the Station this time round. Maybe it’s just as well that it’s night time: at least there won’t be anything to distract me. When I read 0.5...
  • NASA Cuts Spacewalk Short After Water Leak Inside Astronaut's Spacesuit

    07/16/2013 1:02:48 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies ^ | 7/16/13 | Miriam Kramer
    NASA aborted a planned six-hour spacewalk by two astronauts outside the International Space Station today (July 16) when one of the spacewalkers reported "a lot of water" inside his spacesuit helmet, a potentially scary situation. European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano reported that helmet started filling with water, making it difficult for him to continue the spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk ended after one hour and 32 minutes. It was supposed to last six hours and 15 minutes. The crew was in no immediate danger during the spacewalk, NASA officials said. Parmitano With Helmet Removed Astronaut...
  • Mystery of incredibly ornate 2,600-year-old bronze Greek warrior helmet found on seabed

    03/01/2012 6:27:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies · 13+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2012 | Ted Thornhill
    A bronze Greek warrior helmet dating back to the 6th or 5th century BC has been discovered on the seabed in Haifa Harbour, Israel – but the owner remains a complete mystery. Jacob Sharvit, director of the Marine Archaeology Unit with the Israel Antiquities Authority, said: ‘The gilding and figural ornaments make this one of the most ornate pieces of early Greek armour discovered.’ However, how it ended up on the seabed and who it belonged to remains unknown. One theory is that it belonged to a warrior stationed on one of the warships of the Greek fleet that fought...
  • Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown (Greek Mercenary Helmet, Circa 600 B.C.)

    02/28/2012 9:07:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Live Science ^ | 28 February 2012 | Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
    Found: Ancient Warrior's Helmet, Owner Unknown A Greek bronze helmet, covered with gold leaf and decorated with snakes, lions and a peacock's tail (or palmette), has been discovered in the waters of Haifa Bay in Israel. But how this helmet ended up at the bottom of the bay is a mystery. The helmet dates back around 2,600 years and likely belonged to a wealthy Greek mercenary who took part in a series of wars, immortalized in the Bible, which ravaged the region at that time. Archaeologists believe that he likely fought for an Egyptian pharaoh named Necho II. Dredging discovery...
  • M-1 Steel Helmet

    01/26/2013 8:32:59 AM PST · by virgil283 · 22 replies
    "Early in World War II, U.S. forces were still equipped with the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet, a left over from the First World War. The M1917A1 helmet, adopted in 1939, differed only in minor details. In 1941, the M-1 "steel pot" helmet was adopted as a replacement in all the US armed services, although it did not become universal for at least another year. The new helmet was issued to the Marine Corps in the spring and early summer of 1942. At Guadalcanal, in August 1942, the M1 helmet was common and the old "dishpan" helmet had mostly disappeared...... After its...
  • 5TH Graders Design Improved Military Helmet (Video)

    02/21/2012 10:08:12 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Platts Energy Week ^ | February 16, 2012 | Mike Hydeck
    We made two stops for this Cool Schools report: Leesburg, Va. and the White House. A team of fifth graders came up with an invention so impressive, the President of the United States even noticed! Learning about the war in Afghanistan could be pretty daunting and the graphic scenes can be scary, but for these 11 year olds, it was a motivation to do something positive. Jack Dudley, a student at Stone Hill Middle School in Ashburn, Va. told us, "Our inspiration for the project...Specialist Robert Warren lost part of his skull in an IED blast in Afghanistan." Virginia 5th...
  • Beaver Borough Bans Non-Residents From Sledding

    12/29/2011 7:56:37 AM PST · by Lockbox · 18 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | December 27, 2011 9:13 PM | None Listed
    Sledding is permitted in Roosevelt Park although children under 12 must wear helmets, but the ordinance limits sledding to only Beaver Borough residents.
  • Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat

    07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed
    Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist' A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said. After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported. "We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the...
  • Bareheaded motorcyclist dies in helmet protest

    07/05/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2011 10:20 p.m. EDT | By Nina Raja
    <p>A bareheaded motorcyclist participating in a ride to protest mandatory helmet laws was killed when he was thrown over the handlebars in Onondaga, New York.</p> <p>Philip A. Contos, 55, of Parish, New York, was on a ride organized by the Onondaga chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education (ABATE), state police said Sunday.</p>
  • NY Motorcyclist Dies on Ride Protesting Helmet Law

    07/04/2011 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 149 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/4/2011 | Yahoo News
    ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a motorcyclist participating in a protest ride against helmet laws in upstate New York died after he flipped over the bike's handlebars and hit his head on the pavement.
  • No helmet? That's a $275 ticket — even if you're not on wheels.

    02/18/2011 1:44:40 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 02/18/2011 | MSNBC
    Dad loses appeal of ticket he got holding 5-year-old's hand as child learned in skate park OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A dad who was baffled when an Oceanside police officer gave him a citation for not wearing a helmet inside a city skate park was found guilty Wednesday when he tried to fight the ticket in traffic court. But his fine was suspended. “Are you serious?" That was the reaction by Steve Malfatto after Officer Gary Truscott gave him a citation on Oct. 29. Malfatto was upset because he was wearing sandals, didn't have a skateboard, and was simply holding his...
  • Unbreakable (Something done right)

    02/17/2011 6:34:17 AM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | 2/17/2011
    Unbreakable The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have found that their new Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is even more bullet proof than expected. While testing the ECH, it was discovered that the machine firing metal fragments at the ECH (to represent shell and bomb fragments) could not fire fragments fast enough to penetrate. The ECH was supposed to be invulnerable to pistol bullets, and it was, but some types of metal fragments were expected to still be dangerous. So ECH was tested to see how well it could resist high-powered rifle bullets. ECH was not 100 percent invulnerable, but in...
  • Army researchers develop futuristic helmet

    11/03/2010 9:09:42 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 21 replies
    Defense Talk ^ | 11/3/2010 | Defense Talk
    Imagine a future when a Soldier's helmet is an integrated communications center with a heads-up computer display, night vision, thermal sensors and enhanced hearing. That future is nearer than many think. During the 2010 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting Oct. 25-27 at the Washington Convention Center, civilian researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center displayed futurist equipment design concepts to senior Army leaders, congressional staffers and Soldiers attending the show. "What we're trying to do is tell the story of how we're setting the force for the future," said Jean-Louis "Dutch" DeGay, Strategic Outreach,...
  • M-346 Master Adopts the Helmet Mounted Display

    05/18/2010 9:03:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 286+ views
    Defense Studies ^ | 5/17/2010 | Defense Studies
    Alenia Aermacchi, a Finmeccanica company, recently carried out the first flight tests of the new sophisticated Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) system That Will Be fitted to the M-346 advanced training aircraft Masters. The HMD system, a true interface between the pilot and aircraft systems, complements the Head-Up Display by offering the pilot to receive attitude, navigation, tactical and mission information directly on the helmet visor, independently of the direction in which he is looking. The HMD system, a true interface Between the pilot and aircraft systems, complements the Head-Up Display by offering the pilot to receive attitude, navigation, tactical and...
  • Helmets designed for bar conversations

    05/13/2010 1:49:07 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 915+ views
    upi. ^ | May 13, 2010
    EDINBURGH, Scotland - A Scottish college student said her invention, a clear plastic helmet with openings at the face and ears, is designed to help people talk in noisy bars. Elaine McLuskey, 23, an Edinburgh Napier University student, said the sound bubble is designed to cut out background noise and help friends converse without straining in busy bars and pubs, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. "(There's) that frustrating situation of trying to catch up with a friend in a busy bar. You want to hear their news and have a proper chat, but you have to shout over...
  • A Day in the Life of the Battle for Marjah: US Marine Walks Away from a Shot to His Helmet..

    02/18/2010 10:37:53 AM PST · by TaraP · 14 replies · 596+ views
    Christian News ^ | Feb 18th, 2010
    As the aggressive battle wages against the Taliban in Marjah, may this story remind us to pray for the safety of our troops and those Afghans fighting alongside them. This week, US and Afghan troops have been fighting Taliban forces in Marjah, Afghanistan, and the opposition has been fierce. Hoping that they will be able to root out the enemy strongholds in the city—much like they were conquered in Iraq's Fallujah—the Afghan and US troops in Afghanistan have endured some of the most intense combat so far. Out of that mêlée, though, came a miraculous story on Monday, when—as the...