The helmet cover is reversible (MARPAT woodland and desert camouflage pattern) and can be worn in both desert and woodland environments.
Personnel Armor System for Ground Troops (PASGT) was originally type-classified in the late 1970's and first fielded in early 1980's.
The PASGT body armor vest is intended for use by ground troops for protection against low velocity projectiles and grenade fragments.
The PASGT helmet is intended for use by ground troops and parachutists to provide ballistic protection from fragmenting munitions to the head, temples, ears, and neck.
Commercial item description A-A-55253 covers the requirements for a pad for parachutists to use with the aramid (Kevlar) helmet (MIL-H-44099, Helmet, Ground Troops and Parachutist's) to provide impact protection.
Commercial item description A-A-55299 covers the requirements for an impact liner for the parachutists to use with the aramid helmet (MIL-H-44099, Helmet, Group Troops and Parachutist's) to provide impact protection.
Military specification MIL-B-44053 covers a body armor vest for protection against fragmentation munitions, consisting of an aramid ballistic filler inclosed in a nylon ballistic cloth shell.
Military specification MIL-C-44107 covers a ground troops-parachutists helmet cover.
Military specification MIL-C-44124 covers a cover for the ground troops fragmentation protective vest body armor.
MIL-DTL-32117: HELMET COVER, REVERSIBLE, MARPAT WOODLAND AND DESERT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE, MARINE CORPS
Detail specification MIL-DTL-32117 covers the requirements for the helmet covers that are worn over the Marine Corps Lightweight helmet, and the Personnel Armor Systems, Ground Troop (PASGT) helmet, and the Modular Integrated Communications Helmet (MICH).
Military specification MIL-H-44099 covers a ballistic protective helmet consisting of a laminated coated aramid cloth shell with a replaceable suspension assembly, headband, and chin strap.
Military specification MIL-P-44081 covers the requirements for a pad for parachutists to use with the aramid (Kevlar) helmet (MIL-H-44099, Helmet, Ground Troops and Parachutist's) to provide impact protection.
Military specification MIL-S-44022 covers a helmet retention strap used by parachutists with the Ground Troops'-Parachutists' Helmet (PASGT).