The FM53 system was developed to address the multiple threats encountered on the modern battlefield, war on terrorism, and peacekeeping operations. It provides protection against traditional chemical and biological warfare agents and select toxic industrial materials (TIMs). The flexible, panoramic eye lens minimizes visual stress and maximizes the field of view while providing ballistic protection and scratch resistance. The six-point skull cap head harness with low profile pre-adjusted brow straps ensures fail-safe use and a high-flow hydration system. There is also the possibility of integrated voice communications capabilities.