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.
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.
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.