Enhanced Combat Helmet (Australia)

The Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is the standard issue combat helmet of the Australian Defence Force, introduced in 2004 to replace the M91 helmet,[1] an Australian version of the American PASGT helmet. It is manufactured by Israeli company Rabintex, and was selected in a competition between four rival designs. It is the same shape as the U.S MICH 2000 helmet, but is lighter in weight and has a Bundeswehr M92 helmet-style padded headband/crown pad suspension system.[2] It retains the 3-point chin strap that was used on the previous Australian M91 helmet. The Enhanced Combat Helmet has four sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large). It was also in service with the New Zealand Defence Force from 2009-2019.[3] Its Rabintex model number is RBH 303 AU.


  1. "Composite Helmet, Ballistic helmets, Military helmets AUSTRALIA, Australian helmet, Kevlar helmet". gostak.co.uk. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. https://adfgear.weebly.com/helmets.html
  3. "Army Technology: Equipped to Win" (PDF). One Force. New Zealand Defence Force (3, October): 14. 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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