Ukrainian company testing combat helmets for battle

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The TEMP-3000 scientific-production enterprise successfully tested its new Kaska-1M combat helmet, and now, soldiers in the Ukrainian military may begin wearing the piece of personal armor designed specifically to protect the head during combat.

The enterprise produced its first composite combat helmets made of para-aramid fabrics in 1995. As for today, for production of composite body armor helmets, the enterprise has mastered the manufacture of ballistic para-aramid TeijinTwaron fabric which is then coated with polymer thermoreactive binder to produce prepregs. Hot pressing of prepregs makes it possible to produce solid products of various shaped forms. Another material for helmets produced by the enterprise is UHMWPE (ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene).

Helmet design:

  • Outer surface of the helmet is coated with polyurethane enduring waterproof composition and dyed with matte dye.
  • Helmets provide head protection from artillery projectile fragments, mines, grenades, shrapnel and pistol bullets of 9 mm caliber.
  • Operating temperature is from – 40°С to +50°С
  • Form of the outer surface of helmet enables to fix rail mounting (railing adaptor) and front mounting for night-vision device.
  • V50 ballistic resistance during shooting of FSP fragments simulator with weighing of 1,1 is no more 650 m/s.

Recently Temp-3000 employees have received confirmation of positive results from their work, both in ballistic helmets production, and in the application of NATO standards for checking ballistic stability products in Ukraine.

A cap of the most common helmet was brought to Germany in Wuppertaler Schwebebahn at Teijin Hochhaus for examinations. These helmets are supplying now for the Ukrainian Armed Forces and other power structures. The cap of the aramid ballistic helmet “Caska 1M” without internal equipment was taken directly from the production line.

By itself, the shot procedure of the product on the parameter V50 for STANAG 2920 – the process is quite long and sometimes boring, because to get the exact result, you need to perform at least 20 shots. As a damaging  element was used a simulator of a fraction (FSP) weighing 1.1 gr., the material,  shape and dimensions of which precisely described in the standard STANAG 2920.

The whole complex of anti-fraction stability tests according to the standard STANAG 2920 in Wuppertal, Temp-3000 helmet withstood with honor, showing the result of V50 660 m/s.

Of course, such a conclusion pleased the specialists from the company TEMP-3000 because it FULLY coincided with the results of ballistic tests that were received from engineers of the company in Ukrainian laboratories during the STANAG 2920 tests over the last two years.

The tests at Wuppertaler fully confirmed the correctness of the application of the STANAG 2920 standard in Ukraine, the propriety of the used method and the identity of the work of test equipment.

And this means that today’s performance is far from the limit for Temp, as today even more advanced materials and technologies are producing, the use of which will enable further increasing of the anti-fraction sustaining power of the domestic ballistic helmet.

Photo by Dylan Malyasov
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