Armor Source AIRE II Ballistic Helmet

Armor Source The U.S. Army’s next generation advanced combat helmet. The lightest in the field.

Armor Source Aire II Helmet solution is the lightest version of the U.S. Army Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH / LWACH) on the market. Designed to minimize weight burden, the Aire II has effectively reduced the weight of the traditional ACH helmet by more than 30% and that of LW-ACH helmets by more than 15%. All while exceeding the ballistic protection of the Lightweight ACH category as a whole, thanks to Armor Source’s proprietary materials and superior development capabilities.


Shape / Design
U.S. Army ACH Geometry

Shell Construction
Proprietary blend of Polyethylene and Composite Materials

Ballistic Protection
AR/PD 14-01; NIJ level IIIA

Fragment Protection
In accordance with AR/PD 14-01; 17 grain V50 > 2400 f/s (732 m/s) 9mm BFD / Trauma: 9-mm RTP/BFD < 1″ average

Environmental Standards
U.S. Army AR/PD 14-01

From NIJ Laboratory

Fits Head Sizes
X-Small / Small / Medium / Large / X-Large / XX-Large

Shell Sizes
Small / Medium / Large / X-Large

Extreme Testing Conditions
Performs under temperature between 160 °F (71°C) and -60°F (-51°C); Performs after 3 hours sea water immersion

100% Boltless (Durability Verified)

Special Units / Military


Shell Thickness: 0.3” (±0.1″) / 8 mm (±2.5mm)
Weight: (Regular Cut) Medium 1.8 lbs. / 0.84 Kg; Large 2.0 lbs. / 0.9 Kg; X-Large 2.1 lbs. / 0.95 Kg


Finished helmet nominal weight **
Medium 2.2 lbs. / 1.02 Kg; Large; 2.4 lbs. /1.08 Kg; X-Large 2.5 lbs. / 1.13 Kg

Fully loaded high-cut nominal weight ***
Medium 2.4 lbs. / 1.11 Kg; Large 2.6 lbs. / 1.17 Kg; X-Large 2.7 lbs. / 1.21 Kg

* Regular-cut shell

** A Regular-cut helmet installed with retention and suspension systems

*** Special Command configuration: the complete kit, with ASR side-rails, NVG Shroud and
Operational Loop System


AIRELINK Standard Retention System
AIRESUPPORT Standard Suspension System Basic Pads

AIRELINK Plus Dial Retention System
AIRESUPPORT PRIME Advanced Suspension System with D3O Pad System

An advanced complete suspension and retention system made in partnership with Skylock.


Foliage Green
Olive Green
Sniper Black
Desert Tan
Coyote Brown


High Cut
Mid Cut
Regular Cut