I am starting to see more and more of these Chinese knock-off "OPS CORE" and "AIRFRAME" STYLE helmets.

 

Our very own gov't purchasing agents actually thought they would be saving the US Government money by purchasing these instead of OPS CORE & AIRFRAME helmets!

 

The purchasing agents don't know diddly squat except what we provide them for specs and they search for that, at the lowest price.

 

Here is a copy of one of the 'certification letters' they received when asking about independent lab certification.

 

 

 

 

BEWARE.

 

EDITED TO ADD: The rest of their "independent lab certification" 

 

  Written in engrish and copious stamps - it MUST be independently certified.

 

  I believe "RIND" is a mis-translation for SHELL. 

 

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Oh yeah. Looks completely legit. A couple of my dudes wanted to buy them for personal use. I had to show them why relying on Chinese made armor might not be the best idea. Somewhere there's a video of one of these utterly failing to stop a 9mm round and then the same helmet getting shot on the other side by a 5.56mm round. No idea if it's scientific, but it's freaking scary. I think the link is on Vimeo, might be YouTube. I'll try to find it.

"We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful."

Yep, looks legit to me.

 

Never ceases to amaze me how far the gubmint will go to save a couple of bucks. What, some dudes were killed using cheap Chinese helmets? Ah, fuck 'em.

 

I wouldn't wear one as a bicycle safety helmet.

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Is this shit Berry compliant?  Or are you no longer mil?

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Originally Posted by Monsoon65:

Yep, looks legit to me.

 

Never ceases to amaze me how far the gubmint will go to save a couple of bucks. What, some dudes were killed using cheap Chinese helmets? Ah, fuck 'em.

 

I wouldn't wear one as a bicycle safety helmet.


Procurement and Contracting bubbas don't care.  They care that they saved a couple of cents or dollars each unit. 

 

Our supply guy likes to go for the cheap crap too.  His thought process is - I saved x amount of dollars by buying brand x instead of the Name brand you asked for. 

 

Well genius you might have saved $0.30 ea but we use three times as many because they keep breaking, so where's the savings?

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Originally Posted by Gunner:

Is this shit Berry compliant?  Or are you no longer mil?

Hell NO its not Berry Compliant (or Kissel, or ARRA) That would be SUPER easy for our purchasing folks to figure out - right?

 

 Except many websites that offer these knock-offs are instead using Kevlar® instead of other more advanced aramids and definitely not carbon fiber or UHDPE/UHMWPE.

 

So these purchasing slo-mo's get a hit on a website company and think HEY WE FOUND A DEAL ON THOSE OPS CORE and AIRFRAME HELMETS YOU HAVE A PURCHASE REQUEST ON!  THEY ARE IIIa and MEET THE SAME SPECS THAT YOU LISTED...  We are saving you THOUSANDS of dollars!

 

 Our purchasers purchase some wild stuff, to our request (20 liter palm oil jugs just aren't made in the USA...) so I can see them getting a little confused.

~Will

 




 

 

   Anybody can blow something up, but to disarm anothers bomb, this is when talent, skill, bravery & LUCK will all determine "Success or Failure".  

 

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And I guess they are not for free or as cheap as to being airsoft oriented. That's the main use for cheat subpar Chinese products.

However, you know some Chinese products are good (iPhone?).

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Originally Posted by Boppa:

I would never trust a certification letter that has a censor's autograph on it... What might he have had taken OUT of the letter?

OR edit IN, since the Great Leadership of the Peoples Party knows whats best for global business.

~Will

 




 

 

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