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Lightweight helmet unveiled for F-22

HELMET INTEGRATED SYSTEMS HAS unveiled a new lightweight helmet developed for the US Air Force's Lockheed/Boeing F-22 fighter. The UK company has been working on the Alpha HGU-86/P for several years following award of a contract from Boeing. The helmet is undergoing integration trials with USAF fighter-aircraft oxygen-mask systems. The aramid/carbonfibre-composite helmet is said to offer advances in protection and comfort while improving combat capability and reducing pilot fatigue.

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