Model AS-501 GEN II

U.S. Army Next Generation Advanced Combat Helmet. The lightest in the field.

Proudly introducing the next generation of ballistic head protection. The ArmorSource AS-501 G2 Helmet solution is the lightest version of the U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH / LWACH) on the market.

Designed to minimize weight burden, the AS-501 G2 has effectively reduced the weight of the traditional ACH helmet by more than 30% and that of LW-ACH helmets by more than 15%. All while exceeding the ballistic protection of the Lightweight ACH category as a whole, thanks to our proprietary materials and superior development capabilities.

U.S. Army Next Generation Advanced Combat Helmet. The lightest in the field.

Proudly introducing the next generation of ballistic head protection. The ArmorSource AS-501 G2 Helmet solution is the lightest version of the U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH / LWACH) on the market.

Designed to minimize weight burden, the AS-501 G2 has effectively reduced the weight of the traditional ACH helmet by more than 30% and that of LW-ACH helmets by more than 15%. All while exceeding the ballistic protection of the Lightweight ACH category as a whole, thanks to our proprietary materials and superior development capabilities.

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Features

Provides extremely high ballistic protection against a wide spectrum of small fragments as well as handgun projectiles

Extremely comfortable due to its light weight and flexible pad system

Utilizes industry leading ballistic technology

Utilizes the ACH/MICH shape used and accepted by the United States and other military organizations worldwide

Available in Bolted and Boltless Versions

Compatible with all ACH accessories and Devices

Proudly made in the USA

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System Snapshot

Shape / Design
U.S. Army ACH Geometry
Shell Construction
Proprietary blend of Polyethylene and Composite Materials
Ballistic Protection
AR/PD 14-01; NIJ level IIIA
Fragments Protection
In accordance with AR/PD 14-01; 17 grain V50 > 2400 f/s (732 m/s)
9mm BFD / Trauma
9-mm RTP/BFD < 1" average
Environmental / Mechanical Protection / Design
U.S. Army AR/PD 14-01
Certification
From an NIJ certified laboratory
Available Head Sizes
X-Small / Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large
Available Shell Sizes
Small / Medium / Large / X-Large
Extreme Testing Conditions
Performs under temperature between 160°F (71°C) and -60°F (-51°C); Performs after 3 hours sea water immersion
Configurations
100% Boltless (Durability Verified)
Use
Special Units; Military Troops

Available Colors

Foliage Green
Olive Green
Sniper Black
Desert Tan
Coyote Brown

Available Cuts

High-Cut
Mid-Cut
Regular-Cut

Shell Info

Shell Thickness
0.3” (±0.1") / 8 mm (±2.5mm)
Finished Shell Nominal Weight*
Medium 1.8 lbs. / 0.84 Kg; Large 2.0 lbs. / 0.9 Kg; X-Large 2.1 lbs. / 0.95 Kg
Surface Area
Med - 161 in2 (1,037 cm2); Large - 168 in2 (1,081 cm2); XL - 187 in2 (1,208 cm2)
Nominal Area Density
7.2 kg/sqm

* Regular-cut Shell

System Info

Finished Helmet Nominal Weight**
Medium 2.2 lbs. / 1.02 Kg; Large 2.4 lbs. / 1.08 Kg; X-Large 2.5 lbs. / 1.13 Kg
Fully-Loaded High-Cut Nominal Weight***
Medium 2.4 lbs. / 1.11 Kg; Large 2.6 lbs. / 1.17 Kg; X-Large 2.7 lbs. / 1.21 Kg

** A Regular-cut helmet installed with retention and suspension systems *** Special Command configuration: the complete kit, with ASR side-rails, NVG Shroud and Operational Loop System

System Capabilities Checklist

Ballistic Performance*

NIJ Level IIIA
Fragmentation Protection
BFD / Trauma
Extended 17 Grain Velocity
U.S. Army ACH GEN II specs

Environmental Performance

Blunt Impact
Compression Resistance
Accelerated Aging
Flammability
Advanced Boltless Adhesive System
Impact Resistant

Compatibility & Add-ons*

Universal side-rails
NVG Mount
Operational Loop System
Counterweight
Camouflage Cover
Strap Extenders
Visor / Goggles
Communications / Ear Protection
Gas Mask
Carrying Bag

* In accordance with ArmorSource technical specifications and applicable standards

How to Fit Your Helmet

Getting the right fit is important for performance and comfort. Use a tape measure and caliper to take measurements. The wearer MUST be seated in an upright position for proper fitting. See the illustrations for correct measuring points.

NOTE: If any measurement falls on the dividing line between sizes, select the larger size.

Head Length
Head Width
Circumference

Measure completely around head

Helmet Size
Head Length
Head Width
Circumference
Small
UP TO 7¼" / 184 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
UP TO 21¼" / 538 mm
Medium
7¼" / 184 mm to 7¾" / 198 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
21¼" / 538 mm to 22½" / 573 mm
Large
7¾" / 198 mm to 8¼" / 210 mm
UP TO 6½" / 162 mm
22½" / 573 mm to 23½"/ 597 mm
Extra-Large
8¼" / 210 mm and over
6½" / 162 mm and over
23½"/ 597 mm and over

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With the capacity to produce between 12,000 – 30,000 units per month ArmorSource is a world leading custom contract manufacturer of ballistic helmet solutions.

Working in collaboration with industry leading ballistic materials partners, accessories manufacturers and the most demanding users in the world, our team is able to respond quickly and meet the exact demands of our customers.

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