Honeywell Supplies Advanced Ballistic Materials to Develop Next-Generation Combat Helmets for the U.S. Army

may 21 2012

Honeywell has supplied advanced ballistic materials that will be used in the development of next-generation combat helmets for the U.S. Army. Honeywell has delivered 218 helmets containing advanced Spectra Shield and Gold Shield ballistic materials that the Army will evaluate to help set new helmet performance requirements. The helmets are designed to be 16-24% lighter than the helmets U.S. soldiers currently wear, and provide increased ballistic and non-ballistic performance against handgun rounds and fragments from improvised explosive devices.

Spectra Shield is manufactured using Honeywell's shield technology, which bonds parallel strands of Spectra fiber with an advanced resin system. In addition to Spectra fiber, Honeywell adapts this technology to other fibers, including aramid. Spectra fiber is made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene using a patented gel-spinning process. The fiber exhibits high resistance to chemicals, water and ultraviolet light, and has excellent vibration damping, flex fatigue and internal fiber-friction characteristics. The fiber also has as much as 60 percent greater specific strength than aramid fiber.

Lucintel Corporate Customers

Market Entry, M & A, Opportunity Screening,...

Private Equity Customers

Buy Side Services (target screening, due diligence, ..)

Market Research Reports

Aerospace & Defense [52]
Chemical [263]
Composites & Advanced Materials [167]
Construction & Industrial [72]
Consumer and Retail [142]
Economic Analysis [86]
Energy & Utility [73]
Finance & Services [10]
Healthcare [79]
Media & Entertainment [16]
Metals & Mining [17]
Technology & Telecommunication [164]
Transportation [141]

Customer Quotes

"With more than 20 years experience in the industry, this is the first time we have come across such an extensive market analysis for our industry." Ven Cote, CEO, ZCL

"The insights we gained from Lucintel work helped with our business plan…a wonderful professional job…" Mike Jackson, Stahlin

"The report from Lucintel is useful not only for business planners, but also for the technology officers wanting to create a roadmap …" Dr. Giulio Ranzo, Booz Allen

"The information is so comprehensive, it has allowed us to identify & focus our business development efforts. It saved months of leg-work." Bill Barz, L&L Products

"We bought Lucintel report because it is the best report about our industry…a complete and appropriate analysis." Cesare Andrenacci, Ferretti

Quick Query

Lucintel Insights in News

Follow us on