The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP Helmet

Sept. 17, 2019

When it comes to first-rate head protection that meets the mission-critical requirements of today’s Customs and Border Protection Officers and Drug Enforcement Agents, the latest ballistic helmet innovations must offer extreme stopping power, flexibility and reduced weight. This is reinforced by officers/agents having to maneuver in confined spaces due to the proximity and nature of their work or increasingly hostile environments as they execute more search warrants and respond to close-quarter active shooter events and standoffs – all of which demand the use of specialized body armor equipment.

Having a ballistic helmet that meets current National Institute of Justice (“NIJ”), Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) and even Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) Ballistic Helmet Testing Protocols is paramount to agencies’ needs – especially one designed to reduce blunt force trauma. The Busch PROtective AMP-1 TP from Armor Express is designed to provide advanced head protection with extraordinary resistance to backface deformation. Simply put, the helmet’s new technology takes a giant step in solving the challenge of stopping bullets while decreasing the impact to the helmet which could cause severe injury and risk of death. 

The AMP-1 TP is constructed of a multi-layer aramid composite and a patented production technique that creates elite ballistic performance. Its increased edge and multi-impact capabilities enhance the helmet’s protective area by up to 50% compared to standard ballistic helmets, offering high fragmentation protection. In addition to the NIJ, DEA and FBI testing and certification requirements, the AMP-1 TP meets VPAM-3 standards. VPAM is recognized as the Gold Standard of ballistic testing certification within Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Key Features:

  • Rails with Speed-System Connection Point
  • Advanced padding system with improved wheel dial for ultimate sizing flexibility
  • New harness system with no loose ends, with crab buckle feature for single handed adjustment

Key Specifications:

  • VPAM / STANAG 2920 IIIA / V50=2,176 f/s
  • ACH Full Cut
  • ACH Mid Cut
  • ACH High Cut


  • Non-ballistic impact visor (impact tested to 100 Joules)
  • Fragmentation visor (STANAG 2920 – 1,082 f/s)
  • NIJ Level IIIA ballistic visor (9mm/44 Mag)
  • VPAM ballistic visor
  • V3-hole NVG shroud (AA or Wilcox)
  • Helmet cover (black or green)
  • Helmet hook and loop kit
  • Helmet counter-weight kit
  • Visor protective cover
  • Side-rail adapter
  • Hydro dip patterns available
  • Peltor™ adapter
  • Visor attachment mount
  • Picatinny rail accessory adapters

The AMP-1 TP helmet is available in black and green color options. For more details, visit

Federal agencies including CBP, DEA, United States Marshals Service (“USMS”), and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) stand to benefit from the innovative capabilities of the AMP-1 TP helmet. In fact, the DEA recently awarded a DOJ-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (“BPA”) to Armor Express for this helmet to provide protection to its agents. Read the full news release here:

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