The Ops-Core Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST) Helmet, also known as the FAST helmet, is a combat helmet used by special operations forces and law enforcement organizations.
The FAST helmet series is characteristic for its shell shape – ear cut geometry which extends critical coverage over the rear occipital bone without load carrier interference, and optimizes weight distribution for increased stability, integration, balance, and improved comfort. Along with the cut, the helmet is distinctive by one of its primary design features including the various suspension and retention systems, and the ARC rails which enable mounting of helmet lights and cameras.
It was developed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in collaboration with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and the Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier as part of the Army Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, which led to the development of other helmets such as the Maritime helmet and the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH).
The name FAST helmet was coined by a manufacturing company called Ops-Core in 2005. In 2008, Ops-Core showed off their prototype helmet with their Head-Loc™ Helmet Retention System (a.k.a. Head-Loc Retention System) at the 2008 SHOT SHOW convention. The helmet was publicly revealed in 2009 at the annual SHOT Show.
Main part of helmet: 100% ABS plastic
Side rial: fiberglass
mount at front: fiberglass
Inside upholstery: polystyrene, EVA (very high quality and insulated foam)
Chin strap: 100% Polyester
Replaceable inside upholstery
3 inside upholstery parts are included
Adjustable inside part
No protection only decoration
No PPE (personal protective equipment).
This product can be only used for decoration purposes or costumes.
- Stock: In Stock
- Model: 16662501
- Weight: 1.00kg