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The Norotos Universal Shroud is the latest refinement to one of the most widely-recognized NVG helmet shrouds in service with US Special Operations Forces today. Norotos has been working closely with troops to develop a state-of-the-art NVG mount solution that addresses the realities of modern warfare. The unmistakable Universal Shroud is the product of this design effort and delivers exactly what its name implies. It is compatible with nearly all helmets in use by the DOD (including, but not limited to MICH/ACH, CVC, PASGT, FAST, PRO-TECH, A-Alpha) and will hard mount to those drilled for either the standard single hole or MARSOC/WARCOM three hole patterns. Non-drilled helmets are not a problem because the Universal Shroud can be coupled with the optional Norotos Strap Assembly.
The Norotos Universal Shroud helps to reduce goggle-to-helmet wobble with its built-in Advanced Stability Management System. Starting with the back side of the shroud, an affixed gasket runs the perimeter of the unit’s unique curvature and creates a compression effect when the shroud is tightened down to the helmet. It also helps the shroud adapt to the slight changes in surface geometry between helmet designs and shell sizes. The front face of the shroud has four high endurance rubber shock absorbers that compress between the shroud and NVG mount. A specially designed tether plug on the shroud surface allows the operator to affix a length of 550 cord between the NVG optic and the shroud. This important feature helps insure the retention of valuable equipment if it becomes disengaged during a drama. The plug can be freed from the shroud under high pressure for individual safety or storage of an NVG.
We are very impressed with the Norotos Universal Shroud. It lives up to its name in every regard and is one of the most user-friendly and easy to install shrouds we have used. More than that, it is secure and operationally sound. The unit itself is extremely low profile with no sharp edges to snag risers during airborne ops. In fact, unless it goes against your SOP, the shroud does not need to be taped for a jump. The interface mates with the standard issue USGI Rhino Arm mounting bracket which is a logistical bonus because it will allow your unit to replace their old, worn out or broken MICH or PASGT Plates without having to invest in an entirely new system. It will also take the Norotos AKA2 or INVG Mounts right out of the box. Other Norotos mounts can be adapted to fit using Norotos-manufactured Shroud-to-Bracket kits. We noticed that the Universal Shroud takes more force to secure and release the mount than a standard MICH Plate. But, once the mount is secured, it is extremely solid.
Norotos has a long history of developing and manufacturing cutting edge specialty mounts for the DOD. They have lately been getting more attention in the commercial market and demand for their products has been increasing. We met one of their engineers at SHOT Show and were immediately impressed with what he had to show us. Their design, engineering, and manufacturing are second to none and we are very excited to offer their products.