Originally designed for a specific Special Operations unit, the Ops-Core FAST Maritime Ballistic Helmet is a smaller, lighter version of their legendary FAST High Cut Helmet. The FAST Maritime has higher side cut-outs for integration with communication headsets. It features an overall head coverage of 97.7 square inches (size M/L) which is more than the ACH TC2001 but less than the TC2002. The shell is constructed of carbon + UHMWPE which equates to a 20% weight reduction. As anyone who has ever worn a combat helmet for long periods of time knows, this is a huge benefit. Every ounce matters, especially when you are running NVG’s cantilevered off your head.
The FAST Ballistic Maritime Helmet offers a full compliment of standard accessories and innovative features. It is available in three different internal liner configurations.
OCC Dial Liner:The legacy OCC Dial Liner was a truly revolutionary concept in helmet stabilization. The rear-mounted dial allows the user to adjust tension of the fitband around the circumference of the head. Coupled with the excellent Ops Core Chin Strap, the OCC Dial System provides unparalleled stability when wearing night vision goggles. The system is finished off with repositionable EPP Impact Pads and LDV Closed Cell Comfort Foam. These pads are not affected by temperature, altitude, or moisture like the legacy MICH/ACH pads.
LUX Liner with WormDial:The Lux Liner is a revolutionary suspension system that combines a one-piece full coverage impact layer with modular, breathable comfort pads that can be customized and repositioned for comfort without affecting impact performance. The addition of the WormDial Fitband provides a highly customizable fit and increased stability when wearing night vision goggles.
LUX Liner with H-Nape:The Lux Liner is a revolutionary suspension system that combines a one-piece full coverage impact layer with modular, breathable comfort pads that can be customized and repositioned for comfort without affecting impact performance. This configuration features the tried and true Ops Core H-Nape Chin Strap and is ideal for those not needing the extra stability of an adjustable head fitband. This might be the case if the user is not running heavier dual tube night vision goggles.
The sides of the helmet sport proprietary FAST-ARC 4-position Rail Connectors for securing accessories like lights. These brand new ARC’s act as the hub for an entire suite of modular accessories.
Works in conjunction with locking and rotating adapters that utilize emergency break-away features for airborne operations. Upper ARC dovetail for devices like low-profile lights, video camera, visor, mandible and up-armor side covers. Corner ARC buckle receiver for gas and O2 mask strap kit attachments that eliminate the bulk and clutter of traditional bayonet style mounts. Lower ARC dovetail for devices like flip-out COM headset, battery pack, goggle strap keeper, mandible and up-armor side covers. Over-the-center side hook attachment for devices like illuminator, strobe light and battery pack.
The FAST Ballistic Maritime Helmet incorporates the BISS-NVD lanyard/ elastic tensioner which eliminates night vision mount rattle and vibration by keeping your devices taut against the helmet shell. The Shell is drilled for the standard MARSOC/ WARCOM three-hole pattern. The OPS-Core VAS or Skeleton Shrouds can be mounted to the helmet, providing a platform for securing almost any type of night vision mount.
PLEASE NOTE: The Ops Core FAST Ballistic Maritime Helmet is Level IIIa Body Armor and is subject to any and all restrictions concerning civilian ownership of body armor. Body armor cannot be owned or sold to persons convicted of a felony. Body armor cannot be exported outside the United States. Buyers are required to fill out and sign a body armor waiver or show current U.S. Military or Law Enforcement I.D. Residents of Connecticut are prohibited from buying Body Armor (unless the buyer is a police officer, Police Department, or military). We cannot ship to Connecticut, or even accept credit cards billed there for body armor sales.
OPS CORE FAST BALLISTIC HELMETS ARE CURRENTLY ON BACK-ORDER. THESE ARE SEMI-CUSTOM HELMETS AND ARE IN HIGH DEMAND BY TIER 1 SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNITS WHO ARE ALSO WAITING ON THEIR HELMETS. CURRENT LEAD TIMES ARE AVERAGING 16 WEEKS, BUT MAY BE A BIT LONGER.
IF YOU WANT TO GET A FAST BALLISTIC HELMET, YOU MUST PLACE THE ORDER WITH US AND BE PATIENT. WE RECOMMEND NOT “WAITING UNTIL THEY COME IN BEFORE ORDERING” BECAUSE HELMETS ARE SPOKEN FOR BEFORE WE EVEN GET THEM ON THE SHELF. ALL OPS CORE DEALERS ARE IN THE SAME POSITION. WE SINCERELY APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND FRUSTRATION, BUT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.
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