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ArmorSource Introduces Lightest Helmet
“LJD Aire” Provides 40% Weight Reduction and Enhanced Ballistic Protection
JANUARY 21, 2015, LAS VEGAS, NV – ArmorSource, LLC (ArmorSource) will introduce the LJD Aire helmet today at the SHOT Show. The LJD Aire is the lightest ballistic helmet in the defense and law enforcement market. The LJD Aire reduces the weight of traditional helmets by more than 40 percent while exceeding the ballistic protection of the Lightweight Advanced Combat Helmet.
In a full coverage version, size large, the boltless helmet will weigh a mere 1.9 pounds (850 grams), compared to an equivalently sized Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH), which weighs 3.3 pounds (or 1,500 grams). The LJD Aire possess the ACH/MICH geometry, and will be available in mid and high cut versions, offering standard or boltless side-rails, standard or boltless retention, and customers’ choice of aftermarket products, including shrouds and brackets.
“We are extraordinarily pleased and proud to unveil the LJD Aire here at the SHOT Show,” said Yoav Kapah, President and CEO, ArmorSource. “Never before has a manufacturer been able to provide such a substantial reduction in weight without sacrificing ballistic protection. It is a testament to the continued commitment from our team at ArmorSource to provide the best ballistic protection in the lightest, most comfortable helmets. Members of our Armed Forces and law enforcement deserve the very best. The LJD Aire is truly an exceptional product, and our entire team is excited to share this with our men and women in uniform.”
The LJD Aire is the first product launched in ArmorSource’s new LAWRENCE premium product line. The product line was named in honor of Lawrence J. Dickson, one of ArmorSource’s founders, to honor the commitment Mr. Dickson had to consistently provide innovative products and market leadership.
The LJD Aire will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2015, after giving the US Government first priority and production consideration.