Microphone Headsets…Peltor® No Longer Restricted

    Between November 2010 and May 2011, conventional Army units submitted more than 850 requisitions for the Peltor® COMTAC III™ microphone headset.  All the requisitions were rejected.

    The Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) looked into the problem and here’s what they found: The source of supply (SOS) code for the headsets was F56.  That’s an SOS maintained and used only by Special Operations Forces.  That’s why requests from outside of special forces were rejected.

    REF succeeded in making the Peltor® headsets available to all Army units.  Now the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages the headsets.  They carry an SOS code of SMS.

    Here’s what you can order:

NSN

5965-01-572-

Single or dual

communications channels

Color Push-to-talk (PTT)
7941 single olive drab Comes with one PTT.
7829 single coyote brown Comes with one PTT.
7946 dual olive drab Comes with two PTTs.
7797 dual coyote brown Comes with two PTTs.

 

    You can also order a spare boom microphone with NSN 5965-01-572-7803.

    For more information, email REF’s Ross Wallage:

       ross.j.wallage.civ@mail.mil

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