NEWS | July 1, 2019

Turn In ECHs with Sensors

Safety of Use Message For ECHs​


Soldier adjusts her advanced combat helmet straps
Photo by Sgt. Connie Jones


Ballistics testing has determined that enhanced combat helmets (ECHs) with helmet sensors don’t provide the required ballistics protection.

If the ECH ballistics protection fails, fragments or whole rounds could penetrate the helmet, causing injury or death.

If you’ve been issued an ECH, check it now for a helmet sensor. Remove the crown pad inside the helmet and look for a black, oval-shaped device about 4-inches long by 2-inches wide. 

If you find one, let your chain of command know immediately. For turn-in instructions, check out TACOM Safety of Use message 18-001: