Company : Racal Acoustics Ltd.

Category : Army

Subcategory : Communications Systems and Equipment (Army)

Key Products : High Noise Headsets, Speech Intelligibility

Esterline Racal Acoustics, with origins dating back nearly a century, has a prestigious track record in supplying products, systems and support to over 100 armed forces and to numerous military communications projects worldwide. Our extensive knowledge of military operational requirements, combined with our considerable development and production resources, enable us to continually deliver the clearly intelligible front-line communication solutions that the market demands. In addition, our recent acquisition by Esterline Technologies gives us access to a wealth of aerospace and defence expertise in the Esterline group of companies to further shape our new product developments. Our extensive range includes Lightweight and In-the–Ear headsets, High Noise headsets, handsets and microphones.

Hearing Protection

In either the mounted application, where low frequency tracked vehicle noise can damage hearing or for the dismounted soldier, where impulse noise from blast or gun shot can be equally damaging, the soldier needs their hearing to be protected. This can be achieved passively with either a circumaural (ear muff) style headset or an In-the-Ear headset. For the mounted, low frequency noise, the addition of Active Noise Reduction is essential.

Situational Awareness

Whilst protecting the soldiers hearing, it is vital to enable them to remain “in tune” with their local environment. Being able to hear what is going on around you is a significant element in operational effectiveness.

Ear Headsets

Lightweight and In-the–Ear Headsets

Esterline Racal Acoustics has a range of lightweight “over the ear” and In-the-Ear headsets which are ideally suited for use by dismounted infantry. Lightweight and In-the–Ear Headsets enable connection to a range of military soldier radios ensuring clear communications between the members of a squad.  Lightweight and In-the–Ear Headsets enable free and easy movement, add little weight to the soldier, provide clear communications, situational awareness and can offer excellent hearing protection.

High Noise Headsets

Aimed at the mounted community, Esterline Racal Acoustics’ high noise headset provides optimum protection in high noise environments, specifically the noise profile found in tracked vehicles. High Noise headsets employ circumaural earcups and Active Noise Reduction to protect the user in a nosy environment and allow them to communicate clearly.

Speech Intelligibility

Clear Speech Intelligibility in voice communications, especially operationally in the military, is paramount. Hearing clear speech is based on excellent voice transmission and the reduction of noise at both the transmitting and receiving ends.

Contact Details

Racal Acoustics Limited
Esterline Corporation
Waverley Industrial Park
Hailsham Drive
Harrow, HA1 4TR
Phone: + 44(0)20 8515 6200
Fax: + 44(0)20 8427 0350

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