VICIS WARFIGHTER PROTECTION
U.S. Army medical staff approached VICIS in 2016, a creator of the most technologically-advanced football helmet on the market, asking the company to adapt VICIS football helmet technology for use in advanced combat helmets.
VICIS has now received a contract from U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) to support this work.
VICIS, working with senior military advisors, will research ways to replace existing combat helmets’ foam liner pads with its own innovative liner technology derived from structures developed for its top-ranked football helmets.
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“The NSRDEC is excited to work with VICIS in the development of their suspension pad system for use in military combat helmets,” said Benjamin Fasel, a mechanical engineer at the NSRDEC and the effort’s Project Manager.
“VICIS has demonstrated great results in their football helmets, and we look forward to continuing those types of results with the unique blunt impact requirements of combat helmets.”
Current Army and Marine Corps combat helmets are designed primarily for ballistic protection, shielding service members from gunfire and shrapnel.
VICIS’ technology will make improvements to the helmets’ blunt impact performance, which is critical to head protection for our men and women in uniform.
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