Devtac, a Japanese company has showcased its Ronin Kevlar Level 3A Tactical Ballistic Helmet at Defense & Security 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet is able to stop a 44 magnum bullet while providing a 160° field of vision.
The developers Devtac say it is being tested by some members of special operation units, including SWAT teams.
The helmet also includes air-conditioning for extreme heats, sensors that pick up signals from other helmets to identify enemies and infra-red vision.
Troops also benefit from a GPS system that projects maps on to the visor.
The helmet is made out of kevlar, featuring 7mm additional cheek panels which are held in place by neodymium magnets.
The use of magnets allows to quickly detach one of the cheek plates if you opt to have a better cheek weld on the firearm.
A military source told the Daily Mirror: “For years the defence industry has been trying to find a way of protecting the head and this is the next development.”
“The helmet, already being used by special forces, is much more versatile than just stopping bullets.”
“It is fitted with the latest communications technology and will help the soldier see the enemy no matter what the circumstances.”