In 2012, the Afghan Partner Unit adopted the Hyperstealth Ghostex Kilo-1 camouflage pattern for their uniforms. The cloth was printed in the United States and sent to Afghanistan for final assembly into uniforms (source: https://hyperstealth.com/APU/index.html).
The helmet is a cut-down 2011 dated PASGT with the area around the ears removed to accommodate headphones, known as a “high cut” design. The Ghostex Kilo-1 camouflage material came from old APU uniforms and was glued onto the exterior of the helmet along with the velcro.
2011 contract date and “PASGT” on the label.
Excess material from PASGT design was cut away for a “high cut” to accommodate a headset. The edges were sealed by rubber though some composite can be seen through the cracks.
Helmet suspension/liner appears to be hand-made from other helmets’ parts. The chinstrap appears to be from a US ACH helmet with a 2008 dated foliage green buckle. The helmet band was salvaged from some Level 3A body armor part manufactured by Anjani Technoblast Ltd. in India.
Dari Persian text is written on a sticker and directly on the material.
Similar helmets with Ghostex Kilo-1 fabric pasted to the outside were used until the fall of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in August 2021.
This appears to be a Ktah Khas graduation event as seen by the various KKA-marked items and APU patches. There are some members wearing Ghostex Kilo-1 uniforms as well.
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