Thor was designed for the Finn-
ish Defence Forces and has been
developed for a range of roles from
dismounted infantry to armoured
vehicle personnel and aircrew, but
is now being launched for export.
Mikael Westerlund, Savox’s chief
strategic officer, acknowledged that
there are already a range of helmet
set-ups available on the market for
modern digitised soldier systems,
but said the innovation of the Thor
package is that all of the elements,
from the powerpack at the rear,
through the wiring loom and on to
the NVGs and hearing protection,
are fully integrated and balanced.
This design means that no counter-
weights are required (the average
counterbalance weight of most con-
ventional systems is 600g) to keep
the helmet and NVGs centred on the
wearer’s head, reducing neck wear
and increasing comfort.