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Monday, June 13 2022 - 17:00
ULBRICHTS Protection Makes True Head Protection for Soldiers
SCHWANENSTADT, Austria, and PARIS , June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Lightweight version of the HIGH CUT / JUMP starting at 1.25 kilograms while 
providing effective protection against bullets and fragments
New ZENTURIO version for special units offers effective standalone protection 
against rifles (VPAM 6)
Entire model range featuring completely renewed design and innovative technical 

 At the Eurosatory international defense technology fair, which starts today in 
Paris, ULBRICHTS Protection will focus on Effective Head Protection for 
Soldiers. At its newly designed stand (5H/451), the market and technology 
leader for ballistic helmets in the police sector will be demonstrating that 
true protection against projectiles and fragments is also possible for military 
requirements. In addition to their reduced weight, the latest generation of 
ballistic titanium hybrid helmets from ULBRICHTS Protection features numerous 
other innovations in terms of protection, comfort, and design.

The next generation of ballistic helmets from ULBRICHTS Protection

In contrast to police forces, soldiers have to wear their helmets for much 
longer stretches at a time. As a result, weight has been the main criterion up 
to now when selecting combat helmets made mostly out of aramid. Although these 
are very light and offer good protection against fragments, they display fatal 
weaknesses in the case of projectiles. Even if the projectile is stopped by the 
helmet shell, typical NIJ 3a aramid helmets have extremely high back face 
deformation and potentially deadly residual energy values – and therefore 
trauma values. When a helmet stops a projectile, the deforming helmet strikes 
the wearer's head and transfers high residual energy. This will cause 
potentially fatal head injuries.

Protection up, weight down: true protection starting at 1.25 kilograms

After years of research, ULBRICHTS Protection has upgraded its titanium 
concept, which has been tried and tested for more than 20 years, to bring it 
into the weight class of combat-ready lightweight helmets. The latest version 
of the HIGH CUT / JUMP ballistic helmet only weighs around 1.25 kilograms. But 
despite its low weight, the helmet provides effective protection against 
handgun fire according to the Golden Standard VPAM 3 HVN 2009. This means that 
the helmet not only stops the bullet but also that the helmet has a very low 
back face deformation when being hit. This keeps the strike on the head low and 
the transferred energy below the threshold value below survivable 25 Joule.  
Thanks to its combination of titanium and polyethylene, the HIGH CUT / JUMP 
also offers excellent protection against fragments. This high-tech product not 
only gives soldiers effective ballistic head protection in highly dynamic 
situations but also enables them to wear it for long periods – and thus offers 
them the same level of protection that is already standard in many European 
police units today.

In addition to the particularly light HIGH CUT / JUMP, the entire VPAM-3 helmet 
range from ULBRICHTS Protection has also undergone an update. By further 
developing and improving the materials used, ULBRICHTS has achieved significant 
weight reductions in its VPAM-3 helmets without compromising their protective 

In addition, ULBRICHTS offers the option of achieving true protection against 
rifles with an additional forehead shield. The FORTIS module can be attached to 
the front helmet shell in just a few simple steps using the Velcro surface. As 
a result, this ultra-light helmet variant is also able to stop shots from a 
Kalashnikov assault rifle using 7.62 x 39 steel-core ammunition (MSC) while at 
the same time achieving trauma values below 25 joules (test level VPAM 6 and 
trauma values analog to the European guideline VPAM HVN 2009 below 25 joules). 
This means that the ballistic protection of the combat helmet and vest can be 
adjusted. The Head and body are protected in the best possible way against 
various operational threats.

New ZENTURIO for special units: True protection against rifles without 
additional modules

The solution for special forces / special operations in need of increased 
ballistic protection requirements is now also available to military special 
units as a high-protection direct-action helmet from high to low cut. The 
ZENTURIO, the flagship of the ULBRICHTS helmet family, has reached a new level 
of protection in its latest version: VPAM 6. While the previous ZENTURIO was 
designed as a standard operational helmet to protect European special forces 
against handguns (test level VPAM 3), the new helmet can stop gunfire from a 
Kalashnikov assault rifle using 7.62 x 39 steel-core ammunition (MSC) while at 
the same time achieving trauma values below 25 joules (test level VPAM 6 and 
trauma values analog to the European guideline VPAM HVN 2009 below 25 joules). 
This effectively prevents a potentially life-threatening craniocerebral trauma 
even in the case of the acute military threat that a Kalashnikov assault rifle 
represents. In addition, the new ZENTURIO offers stopping power against the 
NATO 7.62 x 51 caliber (.308 / M80 / NIJ III). This makes it the only helmet in 
its weight class on the market that offers its wearer all-around effective and 
standalone protection against rifles without additional shields – a real threat 
to which procurers around the world are responding by adapting protective 

More than just looks: ULBRICHTS helmets in a new design

The latest helmet generation from ULBRICHTS Protection not only provides 
particularly good protection results. The exterior has also been significantly 
improved. Protection, design, and comfort were consistently conceived 
holistically. In the future, ULBRICHTS helmets will no longer need screws on 
the helmet shell, on the one hand saving weight, on the other increasing the 
helmet's effective protective surface by 20 to 30 percent – screws and the 
necessary holes are a well-known weak point of the helmet shell. In addition, 
they can in turn become a dangerous secondary projectile when fired on.

All ULBRICHTS helmets can be continuously adjusted in a matter of seconds and 
can therefore be worn unisize for all head sizes ranging from 48 to 62 
centimeters. A sophisticated inner helmet system ensures an optimally centered 
fit. Other properties, such as improved modularity and practical features, 
characterize the new generation. Both the visors from our own production and 
other accessories can be easily and flexibly mounted. The latest helmet 
generation shows at a glance why it was developed: true protection, dynamics, 
and functionality.

About ULBRICHTS Protection

ULBRICHTS Protection in Schwanenstadt (Upper Austria) is a division of 
ULBRICHTS GmbH. It develops and manufactures ballistic helmets made of titanium 
and titanium hybrid. The company's international clientele includes patrol 
officers, special police forces and other police units, and the military. The 
company is one of the pioneers in the field of ballistic head protection and 
regularly sets new technical standards in terms of true protection, comfort, 
and design.

Further Information:

Contact:  Thomas Poandl
          Regional Sales Manager Protection / Marketing & PR
          Tel.: +43 664 88103498

Ulbrichts GmbH

A-4690 Schwanenstadt, Kaufing 34

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The next generation of ballistic helmets from ULBRICHTS Protection