Enhanced Combat Helmet Passes New Test Standards

“The ECH is the only helmet that has been tested and passed using Director of Operational Test and Evaluation protocols,” said Deidre Hooks, ECH team lead at Marine Corps Systems Command.
Following the DOT&E protocols was a challenge because test criteria changed from a pass-fail standard to one based on statistical confidence, said Kathy Halo, ECH lead engineer.
“One of the biggest challenges was the change in statistical methodology in the midst of the helmet testing,” Halo said.

Enhanced Combat Helmet Passes New Test Standards

“The ECH is the only helmet that has been tested and passed using Director of Operational Test and Evaluation protocols,” said Deidre Hooks, ECH team lead at Marine Corps Systems Command.

Following the DOT&E protocols was a challenge because test criteria changed from a pass-fail standard to one based on statistical confidence, said Kathy Halo, ECH lead engineer.

“One of the biggest challenges was the change in statistical methodology in the midst of the helmet testing,” Halo said.