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The BATLSKIN VIPER MANDIBLE GUARD provides best-in-class lower-face protection in a strapless design that’s lightweight, quick to fit without tools and quick to remove while on the run. Available in ballistic and wire configurations to suit the mission at hand, each Mandible Guard attaches to the Batlskin Front Mount, minimizing training while providing rapid attachment and removal of the system.

Viper Mandible Guard


  • Viper Mandible Guard

  • Side Brackets for Attaching to the Front Mount

  • Hardware Kit


Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large


Black, Foliage Green, Tan 499


 Tactical Gear > Helmet Accessories > Viper Mandible Guard

Ballistic Performance 

  • Ballistic Mandible Guard protects against:        

    • 17gr (1.1 g) FSP V50 > 2200 ft/s (671 m/s), equivalent to U.S. Army ACH requirement

    • 9mm FMJ threats at 1400 ft/s (427 m/s), equivalent to U.S. Army ACH requirement

  • Protects against NIJ IIIA level threats    


  • 15 oz (425 g) - size Medium

Impact Protection

  • Ballistic and Wire Mandible Guard Systems are able to withstand multiple impacts over 45 joules (double the current U.S. helmet impact standard) with no damage

Construction and Design

  • Close fitting design interfaces with communications systems

  • Ballistic Mandible Guard is constructed of Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE)

  • Wire Mandible Guard is composed of steel, offering blunt force protection, increased situational awareness and no sound  interference 

Attachment Mechanism

  • Securely attaches using the Batlskin Front Mount and allows for rapid don and doff

  • Two buttons on either side allow mandible guard to be tilted downwards in varying degrees for improved sight compability

  • Pushing the mandible against the chest brings it back to original posistion - a quick, hand-free operation

  • Designed to utilize the Batlskin Front Mount, avoiding the need for additional attachment accessories

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