ATE® BALLISTIC HELMET TESTING

HHV Ballistic Helmet Warranty

We know what it's like to trust your gear with your life. It's why we take our quality control, batch testing, and warranty beyond what other companies can offer.

Risk-Free Guarantee, If you don't like the helmet we will refund you the full amount and provide you with a return shipping label or pay for your return shipping.

10-Year Warranty, our helmets come with a 10-year warranty.

As soon as you receive your helmet or other protective gear, give it a close inspection. If you notice anything wrong, send it back to us and we will refund it or replace it. Please note however that our warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse, abuse, or improper storage or your ballistic helmet.

The HHV Ballistic Helmet Battle Scars Warranty

We know the risks involved in your chosen profession, and if one of our helmets saved your life, we would like to hear about it. We would also like the helmet back for analysis, along with all the information you can provide. We will replace your damaged helmet with a new one, along with sending the original back to you as well.

Please contact us at info@hardheadveterans.com with any warranty claims.

V50 Ballistic Testing Information

Is defined as the average of an equal number of highest partial penetration velocities and the lowest complete penetration velocities which occur within a specified velocity spread. In simple terms, you are testing the ballistic limits of the tactical helmet.

Process:
  • The tactical helmet is mounted to head form with 2024-T3 Alum witness plate.
  • The helmet is fired upon. Typically starting with a high starting velocity, then decreasing powder charge and velocities to produce complete, partial and no penetrations.
  • High partial and low complete penetrations are recorded. V50 velocity is then calculated.
V50 Helmet Test Projectiles
Tactical Helmet Testing Backface Deformation

BTD/BFD Testing Information

Helmet BFD is measured by the non-perforating ballistic impacts from RTP testing. It is defined as the maximum depth in the post-impact clay surface at the predetermined impact location as measured from the original clay surface.

Process:
  • After mounting the helmet on the head form and mounting the head form in the test fixture, the tactical helmet is removed from the head form, and the clay surface is scanned with a laser.
  • The helmet is then reattached to the head form and the shot taken.
  • The tactical helmet is again removed from the headform, inspected for penetration and perforation, and the clay is rescanned with the laser to calculate BFD.

Blunt Impact Testing Information

Helmet blunt impact testing is designed to measure the protection against realistic blunt impact threats including falls, parachute drops, and motor vehicle crashes.

Process:
  • Tactical helmet is positioned on a monorail drop tower.
  • Helmet is dropped on different impact sites. (Crown, Front, Back, Right, Nape, Left Nape, Left Lateral, Right Lateral).
  • Peak acceleration is measured (G's)
Blunt Impact Energy Limits
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