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Ballistic Helmet - Level IIIA - Gen 1

  • IIIA Rated Using NIJ (National Institute Of Justice) Guidelines.
  • Polymer ARC rails
  • Trusted By Law Enforcement And Military
  • 3rd Party Tested
Precio habitual $400.00

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Export Restrictions

> ITAR / Exports Restricted

Advanced Combat Helmet From Ballistic Armor Co.

Gen 1

This Gen 1 advanced combat helmet (ACH) is manufactured with American materials to Ballistic Armor specifications, and independently tested in a certified NIJ lab in the United States. The high-cut or above-the-ear (ATE) design offers mobility and weight reduction over the standard MICH helmet.

Key Features

  • NIJ IIIA Ballistic Protection means our helmets offer protection against .44 magnum, .357 SIG and 9mm rounds.
  • Front-mounted shroud with NVG bungee cords.
  • Polymer ARC rails (Picatinny accessory adapter included).
  • Foam pads for lightweight comfort.
  • Fully adjustable padded dial suspension system (large helmets only) or 7 pad system (extra large helmets only).
  • Velcro loop material on the front, sides, and rear of the helmet.
  • Tested by an independent NIJ lab in the United States per modified provisions of NIJ 0106.01 with NIJ 0108.01, (Level IIIA requirements testing for ballistic helmets).
  • Manufactured to Ballistic Armor specifications.

Visit our FAQ page for more information about our helmets, including ballistic information and warranty information.

STORAGE: This product is manufactured using an aramid material which naturally breaks down over time. Ultraviolet light accelerates the breakdown of aramid fibers, so be sure to store your helmet in a dark, cool place when not in use to ensure maximum lifespan of the product.

USE: To extend the life of your product, it is strongly recommended that you use a protective cloth cover over the helmet to protect it from UV rays while in the field.

CLEANING: Clean with a soft cloth dampened with water, as needed. Do not use cleaning detergents or abrasive scrubbing materials, as these may compromise the ballistic material. Do not allow the product to sit in water, as this may corrode the ballistic material.

PAD CLEANING: Remove pads from the interior of the helmet and gently rub under warm running water. Squeeze out and air dry. Do not machine wash or dry! Avoid using cleaning detergents as they may break down the memory foam.

We offer a 10-year manufacturer warranty on all Ballistic Armor products. This means we guarantee that your product will remain free of manufacturing defects under normal use for 10 years. This product is manufactured using an aramid fiber material which breaks down over time. It is advised that you replace your ballistic armor every 10 years to ensure maximum ballistic integrity.

Injection Molded Turn Dial Suspension

The injection molded poly suspension incorporates recurves in the straps for natural shock absorption with each step. With a rubberized turn dial to adjust the continuous suspension, this helmet is convenient to adjust in the field with your gloves on.

5-Point Rubber Foam Pad System

The 5-pad system of the Gen 1 helmet gets the job done. With excellent airflow and sufficient depth to insulate from IIIA-level backface deformation, it is the economical delta of optimal comfort and performance in the field.

Replacement Parts

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Replacement Accessory Rails
Olive Drab

Replacement Accessory Rails

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Replacement Suspension Kit (Gen 1)
Olive Drab Green

Replacement Suspension Kit (Gen 1)

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Gen 1 Replacement Velcro Kit
Flat Dark Earth

Gen 1 Replacement Velcro Kit

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Replacement Aluminum Shroud
Olive Drab

Replacement Aluminum Shroud


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will delivery take?

Most orders placed before 12 pm Pacific Time ship the same business day. Learn more about shipping timeshere.

Where are Ballistic Armor Co.™ helmets manufactured?

The Bastion ballistic helmet is pressed in Ohio and trucked to our White City, OR production facility where it is assembled with American materials. The Bastion™ retention is currently sourced from Israel.

The Gen 1 ballistic helmet is pressed in China to Ballistic Armor Co. specifications, and independently tested by an NIJ-certified lab in the United States. Unlike many products made in China, our ballistic helmets are produced using American materials and tested to the same rigorous standards as American-made helmets.

The Gen 2 ballistic helmet was discontinued in 2023 due to concerns about its true country of origin.

I'm currently deployed. Can you ship to an APO?

Yes. Please note that shipping to a military base or U.S. embassy overseas is still considered an export, so it is subject to the same ITAR/EAR constraints as a regular export. However, in most cases it is not a problem shipping to deployed military.

If there is any further information needed to ship your product then a customer service representative will reach out to you directly.

Do you offer a military/LEO discount?

We support our military (veterans included), police, and first responders. Please click here to get your personalized discount code. This offer does not stack with other discounts.

How can I track my order?

You can log into your account to view orders and tracking information. If you don't have an account or have any trouble, email us at and we will provide you with the most current order information

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