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NOTE: This article is about the multi-faction Basic Helmet in ArmA 3's Laws of War DLC. For its counterpart in the semi-official Western Sahara Creator DLC, see Basic Helmet (Western Sahara).

Basic Helmet
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Gendarmerie
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Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
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Armour rating Level II
Mass 30
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The Basic Helmet is a ballistic-resistant helmet worn by several REDFOR and INDFOR factions, IDAP aid workers, and news reporters in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Laws of War DLC.


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A conventional off-the-shelf Kevlar helmet, the Basic Helmet provides rudimentary protection from both ballistic and explosive-based weaponry. It weighs a total "mass" of 30 units, and is usually worn by both IDAP aid workers, paramilitary fighters, law enforcement officers and news reporters alike.

Rated at Level II standards, the Basic Helmet offers little resistance against bullets or explosives larger than Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) fragments. With a base armour value of 6, the Basic Helmet can at most allow the user to survive one point blank hit from a 9 mm-chambered firearm; anything larger will not be blocked.


Press Helmet (Neck Protection)

Press Helmet (Neck Protection)
Faction Icon-side-neutral.png Civilians
Armour rating Level III
Mass 40
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This variant of the Basic Helmet is utilised exclusively by war correspondents deployed to active warzones. Unlike the baseline helmet, it weighs in at a "mass" of 40 units instead and provides better coverage of the user's neck, retaining a base armour value of 8.

The Press Helmet is rated at Level III standards. It can potentially allow the wearer to survive a single 6.5 mm bullet. However, it is not intended to serve as a combat helmet and will be unable to block large calibre projectiles. The addition of the neck cover is meant to minimise damage from small explosives rather than bullets.


  • Blue: Dark blue paint finish. Used by IDAP explosive removal specialists and the Tanoan Gendarmerie's tactical response teams.
  • Black: Black paint finish.
  • White: Flat white paint finish.
  • Olive: Olive green paint finish. Worn by both Altian government Loyalists and AAF paramilitary fighters.
  • Press: Dark blue paint finish with PRESS written on the front. Used on both regular and neck cover-fitted variants worn by AAN reporters.


  • The Basic Helmet is based on the real "PASGT" helmet still in use with numerous militaries worldwide and prior to its replacement, by the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Following the release of the Old Man mini-campaign/scenario, the Tanoan Gendarmerie's tactical response teams and Quick Reaction Force units are also depicted using the Basic Helmet.
The information below details unused, pre-release or removed content.


See also

Wearable helmets in ArmA 3
Level I Crew Helmet [Soft]Hard HatLight Combat HelmetRacing HelmetSkate Helmet
Level II Advanced Modular Helmet (Chops, Ear Protectors) • Basic HelmetCombat Helmet (Camo) • Heli Pilot Helmet (Crew) • Modular HelmetStealth Combat Helmet
Level III Avenger HelmetCrew HelmetPilot HelmetPress Helmet [Neck Protection]Protector Helmet
Level IV Assassin HelmetEnhanced Combat Helmet
Level V Defender HelmetSpecial Purpose Helmet
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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