CORE Survival HEL-STAR EXO Exoskeleton-Body Helmet-Mounted, Multi-Function Combat/Tactical Helmet Light: Lo-Pro/Hi-Vis (Low-Profile/High-Visibility) Visible/IR Helmet Light for Airborne and Confined-Space Combat Ops! (Video!)

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By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com

August 31, 2017
Last updated on 9/01/17.

Almost exactly a year ago to the day (one day over), DefenseReview reported on the CORE Survival HEL-STAR F2 (Friend or Foe) helmet-mounted multi-function light/strobe beacon/marker, which intrigued us enough to write about it. So, we looked forward to stopping by the CORE Survival booth again this year at SOFIC 2017. We’re glad we did, as the company showed DR a new exoskeleton-body combat/tactical helmet light called the CORE Survival HEL-STAR EXO.

The CORE Survival HEL-STAR EXO exoskeleton-body combat helmet light is essentially a smaller-bodied variant of the CORE Survival HEL-STAR 4 and HEL-STAR V for confined-space combat/tactical operations. CORE Survival’s President Marcia Baldwin was kind enough to take DR through the HEL-STAR XO’s major points at the company’s booth. “We’ve raised the lateral visibility, so it’s [easier to spot] than the older versions. It’s smaller, a good bit smaller. It’s going to have a tool-free battery change, wheras the other one required tools. We’re shooting for 60-feet waterproofing, and it’s just going to be more durable, and also have more capabilities, such as field programming, wheras the other one does not. Basically, what we did is, as we developed HEL-STAR 6 [now the HEL-STAR 6 Gen III], we gained a lot of new technology in that development, and we are now able to go back to the HEL-STAR 4 and 5 [HEL-STAR 5] in this new body, and apply that new technology in these other products,” said Baldwin.

CORE Survival doesn’t yet have a specific product page for the HEL-STAR EXO on their website yet, but DR’s video below shows the product and Ms. Baldwin discussing all of the above. You can also check out the HEL-STAR 4 and HEL-STAR 5 product pages, in the meantime.

Defense Review will of course keep an eye out for the HEL-STAR EXO product page, and update this article with new links when it goes live.

Company Contact Info:

CORE Survival, Inc
4241 116th Terrace North
Clearwater, Florida 33762
Phone: 727-576-1700

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