Egyptians created helmets for protection during the protests. The U.S. Military is adopting them for American troops.
Egyptian protesters had to come up with makeshift helmets – some made of bread – to protect them from the rocks throw during the protests and from the bullets shot by the Egyptian army.
What was surprising was how effective the helmets were. “Not one Egyptian was injured while wearing a makeshift helmet. These helmets were crude but they worked extremely well,” said General Robert Bontempo of the U.S. Army, stationed in Cairo.
I confirm that the drilling rigs there use similar safety methods if ever.