The U.S. adopted the Kevlar Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH) during the War in Afghanistan. Later, under the new name Advanced Combat Helmet, they would modify the design (ACH).
Helmets made by ACH and MICH are nearly identical. The designs have limited covering around the front brow to increase upward visibility and compatibility with mountable night vision goggles. The low-profile side brim for compatibility with communication devices and a four-point chin pad are additional important features.
Among the most protective headgear on the market is the MICH/ACH Ballistic Helmet. These comfortable, lightweight Aramid helmets stop intense pistol rounds with minor damage to the wearer. Armed services and police departments rely on the outstanding craftsmanship of MICH helmets.
The above-the-ear (ATE) Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST) helmet has an easy-to-use ARC rail system for maximum compatibility with accessories. The ATE design focuses on comfort and protection for the back of the head while giving space for equipment like communication devices. FAST bulletproof helmets are some lightest, coziest, and most stable options.
The 19 bullets from various caliber firearms, including two 44 Magnum blasts, were tested against the FAST Combat Helmet. The surface is scarcely scratched by lighter rounds like 9mm hollow points and 22-caliber copper tips.