It's part of a broader effort to provide better weapons and job-specific gear to security forces airmen.
A provision in the defense budget bill aims to make it easier to donate protective gear to the service members who wore it.
U.S. Army equipment officials said last week the service's new helmet system saved a soldier's life recently in Afghanistan.
The Army recently fielded a small number of helmets that offer increased protection against high-performance sniper rounds.
U.S. Army officials will soon begin fielding a new combat helmet designed to give soldiers 100 percent greater protection.
The bullet tore a large hole in the ballistic material, but the Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) stopped the round.
The Navy is close to fixing a bug in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter helmet that amounts to a dangerous hindrance for aviators.
Lockheed Martin has chosen Raytheon Co. to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's next-generation distributed aperture system.
The new design, which is now available commercially, features more modularity and added comfort.
The Marine Corps identified the two Marines who lost their lives as Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gierke and Pfc. Zachary Riffle.
Supporters of the bill touted it as a common sense measure that will help ease the transition to civilian life.
As a show of alliance unity, the Truman strike group will sail under NATO control as the centerpiece of Neptune Strike '22.
The shooting happened early when the man drove toward Fort Knox police officers after initially fleeing from them.
The missile fire further escalates tensions across the Persian Gulf.