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Royal Norwegian Navy and Coastguard Select Helmet's ALPHA 400

HISL win open tender contract on quality and support

 The KNM Fridthjof Nansen approaching the Oslo fjord – flight deck and aircrew use ALPHA helmets

Operating in some of the most hostile sea conditions in the world, flight deck crew for the new Royal Norwegian Navy ‘Nansen’ Class frigates, and Royal Norwegian Coastguard vessels, are being issued with the Helmet Integrated Systems (HISL) ALPHA 400 Series helmet, following the award of an open tender contract.

HISL won the contract for 140 helmets through their Oslo based distributor Nauteknik Defence and Security AS, following a rigorous test and evaluation programme, which was established to show that the helmet was suitable for the high intensity operations typical of the flight deck, and that the necessary technical support and spares support were available.

“The ALPHA 400 provides flight deck crew with an easy fit, high comfort helmet which ensures that they have the head protection and communication facilities required when operating in the hostile environment of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans" said Jan Korny Sales and Marketing Director at HISL.

“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract as it confirms the ability of the ALPHA 400 Series to meet the very exacting standards required by the Navy and Coastguard" added Mr Korny. The ALPHA 400 incorporates a unique multi-fit system designed to provide rapid accurate fitting for a wide range of head sizes. The aramid/carbon fibre shell provides the user with penetration and impact protection whilst ensuring that the user has an uninterrupted field of view.

The ALPHA 400 joins the ALPHA 200 Series military helicopter helmet already in service with the Norwegian Armed Forces helicopter crews.

For further details contact:Bob Gaskell, Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd.Tel: +44 (0) 1462 478014, Fax: +44 (0) 1462 478010Email: bgaskell@helmets.co.uk

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