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Tango0107 Aug 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

"A NEW helmet made from super-strong plates capable of deflecting gunshots and protecting against shrapnel, blasts and fire is being tested in the war zone.

SAS SOLDIERS are trying out "Star Wars"-style bulletproof helmets in the war against terror.

The hi-tech gear dubbed the "Boba Fett helmet" after the hit movie's infamous bounty hunter uses heat-seeking technology to hunt down enemies, reports The Sun.

It picks up signals from other people through "friend or foe" vision and is air conditioned to protect against heat and gases…"


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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2017 4:11 a.m. PST

Looks more like General Grievous than Bobba Fett. Hey if you are going to go Nerd, get it right!

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member08 Aug 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

I smell airsoft ,-)

Tango0108 Aug 2017 10:21 a.m. PST



Stryderg08 Aug 2017 12:38 p.m. PST

If it's got IFF and IR vision, they could have sprung for a HUD gun sight so the troops wouldn't get a stiff neck trying to aim.

saltflats192908 Aug 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

Does it make the chewbacca sounds?

Tango0108 Aug 2017 10:35 p.m. PST

dude!… (smile)


RTJEBADIA10 Aug 2017 7:43 p.m. PST

Article claims its already been used by US SF, too. Kinda doubt this stuff actually gets seen in the field a lot TBH. Feels like we're a generation too early for a lot of the HUD stuff and the armor/situational awareness trade off has usually leaned towards the latter for special forces.

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