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PRESS RELEASE - A New Approach to Protective Communications for the IHPS Helmet

Date: 07 October 2021

Avon Protection Ceradyne in conjunction with 3M™ PELTOR™ are pleased to offer a new integrated headset adapter solution for use with the U.S. DOD Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS).

The Avon Protection Ceradyne IHPS headset adapters allow for select 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ headsets to be seamlessly mounted to the rails of the IHPS helmet. This new solution integrates exceptional ballistic performance with hearing protection and communications, while providing improved comfort for the user.

Commenting on the development, Vasilios Brachos, VP Development and Technology, at Avon Protection Ceradyne said: “Integration with other soldier systems is always front of mind when we design and engineer new products for our customers. This new accessory for the IHPS is an example of our commitment to providing users with the most comfortable and flexible integration solutions.”

Designed for the Army to improve operational flexibility, Avon Protection Ceradyne’s rail mounted headset adapters offer advanced ergonomics and comfort when connected to a compatible 3M PELTOR headset. This new solution provides the user with the ability to adjust their headset position without removing their protective helmet or compromising the radio transmission monitoring during a mission.

Brian Myers, Global Business VP at 3M, commented: “We are excited to work with Avon Protection Ceradyne to deliver an innovative integrated personal protection solution and provide our soldiers with a tactical communication and hearing protection system that is comfortable and built to last.

Kent Moeller, President, at Avon Protection Ceradyne, continues: “At Avon Protection Ceradyne we are committed to equipping the modern warfighter with the most advanced personal protection.  We continuously work alongside industry partners and our customers to ensure we design, develop and deliver world leading product solutions.”

Committed to equipping the modern warfighter with the most advanced personal protection possible, Avon Protection Ceradyne’s high protection-to-weight ballistic helmets increase warrior mobility while protecting them from a broad range of threats.

The IHPS headset adapters will be on display at AUSA 2021, October 11-13, 2021 at Avon Protection Ceradyne Booth #619 and 3M PELTOR Booth #7048.  For more information email Avon Protection Ceradyne: or 3M PELTOR: .


Avon Protection Ceradyne is a subsidiary of Avon Protection.