Independently many foreign forces have realized the benefit of the UmeCobra mic. and have adopted them for extremely noisy activities. For open door flying and appealing under a helicopter, there is no other microphone in the world that surpasses the UmeCobra's noise canceling properties. European, Australian and other worldwide forces have adopted the UmeCobra because of its stellar performance in noise. It has proven to make a significant difference in Safety and Productivity, both of which are critical during noisy operations.
US Air Force
The first adoption of the UmeCobra mic. in the US Air Force was at Kirtland Air Force base on the flight lines where the UmeCobra mic. replaced the M87 microphones on the David Clark headsets and the users found a dramatic improvement in clarity. More and more flight lines of the US Air Force found out about these benefits and adopted the UmeCobra microphone and once the pilots learned of the benefit from the ground crew, they worked with the appropriate personnel to get the microphone approved for in flight use. It is now deployed by the US Air Force in the air and on the ground in various squadrons all over the world.
The 160th was the first to find out about the UmeCobra mic. from the Air Force. The Chinooks used by the 160th are some of the noisiest aircraft in the world and even more so when they fly with the doors open. The UmeCobra is the only mic. that performs effectively in this environment. Once the aviators of the 160 realized the benefits of the UmeCobra mic. and returned to other bases, they brought this knowledge of the performance of the UmeCobra mic. with them and now the UmeCobra is represented across the US Army in most airframes. It has proven to be a game-changer in Black Hawk helicopters. The UmeCobra dramatically solved a problem that was endemic in Lakotas (accidental triggering of the VOX because of background noise). Even the flight lines of the US Army can easily retrofit an existing David Clark headset with the UmeCobra microphone.
US Coast Guard
UmeVoice's first experience with the Coast Guard was when the C130's out of Alaska tried the UmeCobra microphone and appreciated the dramatic difference in clarity in the air. Since then the companies microphones are stock listed and service members can just get them from supply and UmeVoice does not keep track of all the adoptions across the forces.
While early in the development of the UmeCobra mic. the US Navy used the UmeCobra mic. on their hovercrafts. Flight approvals for the UmeCobra mic. in the US Navy have been recently issued.
US Marine Corps
The US Marine Corps has been using the Tactical Command Liberator headsets with the UmeCobra mic. for quite some time. With the recent flight approvals for UmeCobra mic. they can now get the UmeCobra mic. through the defense supply system to fulfill their needs and benefit from the technology that has already proven to help their colleagues in the other forces with tremendous improvement in communication in noise.
World wide Forces
Independently many foreign forces have realized the benefit of the UmeCobra mic. and have adopted them for extremely noisy activities. For open door flying and rappealing nder a helicopter, there is no other microphone in the world that surpasses the UmeCobra's noise canceling properties. European, Australian and other worldwide forces have adopted the UmeCobra because of it's stellar performance in noise. It has proven to make a significant difference in Safety and Productivity, both of which are critical during noisy operations