Did A.J. Hughes Screw the Troops?

In a solid piece of investigative reporting, WHEC of Rochester, New York reports that local firm A.J. Hughes Screw Products may have supplied defective screws for combat helmets.

I-Team 10 Investigative Reporter,  Brett Davidsen, reports that the now defunct A.J. Hughes Screw Products was sub-contracted by Gentex Corporation to make parts for Army and Air Force helmets.   According to court filings unearthed by WHEC investigative reporters,  A.J. Hughes was subcontracted to supply screws that attach the chin strap of the Advanced ...

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MIT study suggests face shields could reduce blast-induced TBI

A researcher from MIT claims that computer models suggest that face shields added to combat helmets could help reduce blast-induced traumatic brain injury or “TBI” for US military troops serving in combat zones.

Found below is the news release from MIT


MONDAY, NOV. 22, 2010, 3:00 P.M. ET

MIT Study: Adding face shields to helmets could help avoid blast-induced brain injuries

– Researcher releases computer models that show effect of simulated explosions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained ...

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Hybrid Enhanced Combat Helmet in Testing

In a recent article published on High Performance Composites, it was reported that the “U.S. Army and Marine Corps are conducting final validation testing of the U.S. military’s next-generation — and radically new — combat helmet at the Army Research Laboratory’s Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Testing on the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH), is expected to last 6 to 12 months. The previous-generation Advanced Combat Helmet (ACH) — currently in use by most U.S. combat troops — is made ...

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