Iraqi High Cut Helmets
The Iraqi military began introducing variants of the US high cut kevlar helmets sometime around 2013, but they didn't become widespread until later in the War on ISIS. Although the majority are worn by Special Forces units and the Federal Police, a lot of regular army soldiers chose to wear them as it "looks cool". This section will show examples of high cut helmets worn by the Iraqi military.
ISOF Used Ops Core Bump Helmet
This particular helmet is likely a crude Chinese made copy of the Ops Core bump helmet but made of plastic with no ballistic capabilities. The black cover shows this was used by the ISOF and it also sports half of an old PASGT NVG mount harness purely added for show, and an extremely odd configuration of 3 NVG mounts on the front. Why there are two extras is unknown but it is likely for the purpose of looking cool. However, there is a photo from 2022 showing an Iraqi Special Forces soldier wearing this configuration, and that lines up with the fact this helmet was found in 2022. While the NVG configuration is new, this style of plastic helmet has been worn since the War on ISIS.
Federal Police Used Ops Core Bump Helmet
This bump helmet copy was also sourced from Iraq in 2022 and minus the customizations, is identical to the ISOF used one directly above it. However, this one sports a blue digital cover specifically used by the Federal Police and a single NVG on the front.