(Originally published on Tactical Life)

California-based TNVC has released the Mohawk Mk2, a counterweight/storage system for combat helmets. Building on the Mk1, the Mohawk Mk2 — which helps you store critical gear and attaches to any ballistic or bump helmet with Velcro — is meant for operators running an NVG system with a remote battery pack. This includes goggles like the TNV/Sentinel, ANVIS9, AVS-6, AN/PVS-23, AN/PVS-31, GPNVG-18, and more. To get a better idea of the features and benefits of the Mohawk Mk2, see TNVC’s rundown below.

Signal Strobe Attachment & Retention  A vertically-oriented Mohawk strip is the centerpiece of the design.  It features a Velcro pile surface that accepts attachment of all currently issued / fielded signal strobe devices.  The continuous pile strip allows for precise placement of the device on the rear or top of the helmet.  It also provides enough room for attaching a blast sensor device.  An adjustable shock cord net provides secondary retention for the devices while not limiting access to their controls.  This is important when performing high stress activities such as airborne operations and high angle work.  Don’t wear a strobe light?  No problem.  The shock cord net provides excellent storage for a tourniquet – Easily accessible and always handy.

Battery Box Storage Compartment  This is the main difference between the Mohawk Mk1 and Mk2.  The Mk2 features a purpose-built pouch for holding remote battery boxes for NVG’s.  The pouch is perfectly sized to hold the standard issue ANVIS Box, Adams Industries Ground Warrior Battery Pack, or the AN/PVS-31 BNVD “winter” Battery Box (also used for the GPNVG-18 and AN/PSQ-36).  Dual top straps secure over the battery box lids, providing added security and protection, while leaving the center open for easy access to the power switch.

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