A few months ago we had a chance to talk to Shammass from Busch Helmets about their new line of helmets with Armor Express.
The Busch/Armor Express helmet comes in 3 models:
The AMP-1 TP is the First & Lightest Composite Helmet with VPAM Certification in the world. The AMP-1TP is certified to VPAM, which is the Gold Standard of ballistic testing within Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Most Special Police units within Europe, including Germany’s GSG9 and SEK are required to have their ballistic helmets VPAM certified. Police Specialized units around the world deserve a level of protection that includes first-rate specifications (VPAM Standard). This standard, in comparison to the NIJ IIIA, tests certain ballistic aspects that are more relevant/specific to close quarter combat situations. Police special units/SWAT Teams, in comparison to soldiers, are more likely to suffer a ballistic head injury due to the nature of their work (Close Quarter Combat). Whereby, even today most helmets used by police armed response teams are helmets that are manufactured for military operations and may not provide the specific level of protection required by Law Enforcement officers dealing with armed insurgents in close quarters. Our unique rail-system and its Speed Connect System (SCS) gives the user even more tactical and modular protective capability. Our modular protective visors (Impact, Fragmentation, 9mm/44Mag), can be added/removed from the helmet within seconds, without ever having to take off the helmet – always being protected whilst still leaving the picatiny rail free for tactical devices. More recently we have increased the protective modular capabilities with our BAP-1 (AK47 Front plate), BAN-1/CAN-1 (Ballistic/Non-ballistic neck protection) and BAM – 1/CAM-1 (Ballistic/Non-ballistic mandible/Chin guard)
The AMP-1 E specialized aramid shell is independently tested and certified at Chesapeake labs to NIJ IIIA (9mm and 44 Magnum), against fragmentation according to STANAG 2920 with a V50 rating of 2,230ft/s. The standard features include an advanced padding system, wheel-dial system, and unique rail system. These components ensure that comfort, practicality, and capability are provided, giving the user an added degree of confidence. The unique rail-system and its Speed Connect System (SCS) gives the user even more tactical and modular protective capability. Our modular protective visors (Impact, Fragmentation, 9mm/44Mag) can be added/removed from the helmet in seconds without ever having to take off the helmet – always being protected. More recently we have increased the protective modular capabilities with our BAN-1/CAN-1 (Ballistic/Non-ballistic neck protection), BAM – 1/CAM-1 (Ballistic/Non-ballistic mandible/Chin guard and our non-ballistic visors with the rubbers seal.
This non-ballistic platform is designed to offer a high level of impact protection, ventilation, and comfort, no matter what the task. The AMH-2 shell is certified to EN 397 for impact attenuation. This combined with our latest Comfort Protection Pad (CPP) suspension system offers both multi-impact & shock protection capability. This impact management system is further designed to offer good ventilation and comfort. The CPP system can be quickly adjusted, making it easy to tailor fit specific head shapes/sizes. Our retention system uses wheel dial technology which is easy to operate and provides a secure and snug fit. The operational capability is further increased with our new multi-function side rail which can accommodate various devices (cameras, strobes, etc) whilst also using visor capability. This unique rail system provides our Speed Connect System (SCS) where modular protective visor capability for varying threats can be added in seconds. The AMH-2 is designed with the user in mind, providing first rate modular protection, ventilation, and comfort for prolonged periods of use. Our most recent modular protective accessories include removable side plates to protect the ears, removable neck protection and blunt impact face shield visor with a rubber seal preventing fluid access. The ability to scale helmet protection up and down for the ever changing threat is now here. Whether you’re dealing with a riot situation/protesters, part of an emergency response team, extracting prisoners or just riding around in an emergency response ambulance. The Busch PROtective AMH-2 will provide you with the ability scale your protection for the threat and much more!