Advanced Helmet Shell Manufacturing

Supporting Helmet OEMs globally

NP Aerospace is a world leading manufacturer of high performance ballistic helmet shells designed and tested in the UK using advanced composite materials. NP Aerospace’s helmet shell technologies and production capability is focused on providing the end user with the best possible solutions through partnerships with the global helmet OEM community.

Since producing the first British composite helmet for the British Army in 1979 in its Coventry facility, the company has gone on to win contracts with major OEMs and defence and law enforcement organisations. Over one million helmets have been designed, manufactured and delivered from NP Aerospace around the world – a testament to user confidence.

Focus on Technology

With a large and experienced in house Research and Development Team and highly skilled product engineers, NP Aerospace has introduced a range of new armour technologies that benefit both the end user and OEM. A unique seamless helmet shell design has been introduced to reduce weight by more than 25%, whilst maintaining ballistic performance. This has had an impact on final product ergonomics but has also increased manufacturing efficiency and overall production volumes. The team has produced a variety of different helmet shapes and designs, working closely with military and law enforcement operators to get their insights and real-life feedback.

Helmet Impact

Performance Testing

Rigorous in-house testing processes within our on-site ISO 17025 UKAS accredited laboratory and ballistic firing range, enables rapid testing of helmet shells in different environments and ensures international performance standards and requirements are met. The team are committed to delivering the highest level of quality, with ISO 9001 approved quality assurance systems and regular audits from military customers and industry leading standards organisations.

Custom Manufacturing

Our 80,000 square feet in-house manufacturing facility in the UK and production assembly facility in Canada allows for high volume production capacity. More than 6,500 helmet shells are produced per month to meet large OEM contracts. The ability to offer custom manufacturing programmes that meet wide ranging and complex customer requirements across multiple regions has led NP Aerospace to become a preferred turn-key supplier for many OEMs.

Dedicated project management from a highly experienced team, combined with quality service and logistics support ensures that requirements are fully met and customers have access to life-saving bullet resistant products proven for use in military and law enforcement environments.

Contact the NP Aerospace Team for more information.