Australian soldiers wearing Enhanced Combat Helmets in Afghanistan during 2010
The Enhanced Combat Helmet (ECH) is the standard issue combat helmet of the Australian Defence Force, introduced in 2004 to replace the M91 Helmet, an Australian version of the American PASGT helmet. A modified version of the 'RBH303' design offered by the Israeli company Rabintex, it was selected in a competition between four rival designs. Modifications to the helmet include making it lighter, better ballistics protection qualities, and a redesign of the liner's padding. The Enhanced Combat Helmet has four sizes (Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large).