3M Peltor ComTac VI - SwatTac VI Tactical Electronic Ear Muff Headset

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3M/Peltor ComTac VI - SWATTac VI  "Hearing Defender" Electronic Tactical Earmuff with Microphone

Peltor SwatTac 6

Tactical headset with omnidirectional microphone in black, tan and OD green

3M PELTOR™ MT20H682FB-09N SVS SwatTac VI NIB Hearing Defender, Headband w/ included ARC, Single Frequency

This Hearing Defender SWAT-Tac VI and CommTAC VI models are electronic headsets that operates on a single frequency: FCC approved, 915.5 MHz. This tactical headset is designed for Law Enforcement personnel and has an improved, new omni-directional microphone and high fidelity speakers with greater sensitivity; increasing speech intelligibility, improving hearing and reducing environmental sounds. Featuring the rugged 3M Peltor design, this headset will stand up to the rigors of the field. Additionally, the  “talk-through” feature is a means of allowing safe audio sounds to bypass the individual hearing protection electronically while still helping protect against harmful noises. Meets the single hearing protection requirement listed in DA PAM 40 501 Army Hearing Conservation Program 2015, MIL STD 461G and MIL-STD-464 for Electromagnetic Interference and Environmental Effects on Systems.

New Digital Signal Processor that Improves the Overall Sound Quality of the Headset, Includes Gel Ear Cushions and ARC.  The 3M PELTOR ComTac VI NIB Headset is a reliable, rugged solution for tactical teams.. With noise-canceling microphones, high fidelity speakers, and advanced digital signal processing, the ComTac VI headset provides a premier listening and communicating experience, both in and out of noise. (Natural Interaction Behavior (NIB) Not Push to Talk Comms Capable. Model does not come with downlead cable)

NOTE:  This is a 'No Downlead' model, and only supports the short range NIB 2-way communication and cannot be attached to a radio via a PTT cable.

Note:  Black model is known as SwatTac VI, while OD Green and Coyote are military ComTac VI.  No difference other than color, and black has a UPC code, and the Coyote and OD Green have NSN numbers.


  • Noise Cancelling (IP68) Speech Microphone for Communication in Noise
  • Omni Directional Environmental Microphones for Level Dependent Situational Awareness
  • NIB (Natural Interaction Behavior) for Peer to Peer Headset Communication
  • Level Dependent, Electronic Hearing Protection to Help Protect from Impulse and Steady State Noise
  • Rugged 3M™ PELTOR™ Design for Trusted Performance
  • Mission Audio Profile (MAP) to Select Audibility Settings Based on Anticipated Noise Exposure


Hear the difference 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI has new omni-directional microphones, high fidelity speakers, and a new digital signal processor that improves the overall sound quality of the headset.

Clear, natural These improvements result in a more natural  sounding headset with sound and voice clarity  designed for combat and combat support operations in complex acoustical environments.

Hear and be heard The transmit microphone has been redesigned and embedded with patented 3M closed cell foam and delivers improved noise cancelling transmission in high noise and wind while also improving dust and water ingress protection.

Hearing as a sensor A Tactical Operator’s hearing is arguably their most sophisticated battlefield sensor.  With normal hearing sensitivity, sounds can notify us of an approaching aircraft  or vehicle, long before it can be seen. We can hear through obstacles such as doors and walls. We can process large amounts of auditory information that can significantly affect lethality and survivability. Our hearing can awaken us from a deep sleep when something sounds out of place. Operator’s know this instinctually. The 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI platform, when launched in 1998, introduced the world to an environmental listening function – a capability designed to help provide auditory situational awareness, while still helping provide protection from hazardous noise.

Environmental listening The environmental listening feature, also known as “talk-through” is a means of allowing safe audio sounds to bypass the individual hearing protection electronically while still helping protect against harmful noises. This is accomplished with 3M’s proprietary digital audio circuit integrated into the headset. A microphone receives the sounds outside the headset and transmits them to a speaker inside the headset. The level-dependent digital audio circuit senses noise levels above the desired threshold and compresses them to a safe decibel level or amplifies weak sounds to an audible level.

  • Sound detection.
  • Sound identification.
  • Sound localization.
  • Speech communications.
  • All important components of auditory  situational awareness, impacting  Warfighter efficiency and safety. 

Hearing is believing. 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI environmental listening  function has been greatly improved by incorporating new omnidirectional microphones and high fidelity speakers that can pick up sounds with great sensitivity and help replicate sound more clearly and accurately. Additionally, the new digital signal processing circuitry and new transmit microphone help improve speech intelligibility and the environmental listening function’s ability to detect and locate sound from previous generations of the platform.

Mission Audio Profiles (MAP) The 3M™ PELTOR™ ComTac™ VI offers a new way to adjust the auditory settings of your headset for your mission. Traditionally, a headset has a set frequency response, and the operator can only increase or decrease the volume. The MAP function provides new advanced ambient listening modes that allow access to a variety of gain settings, but with frequency  shaping, to enhance auditory performance in five conditions. The MAP Profiles have been designed with a variety of tactical and combat support operations in mind.

  • Mission Audio Profile 1: Observation Highest volume and widest frequency response to maximize hearing when the user is still (overwatch, hide spot, stop to listen, etc).   
  • Mission Audio Profile 2: Patrol High volume with reduced high frequencies to limit sounds such as footsteps on gravel, grass moving under feet, equipment moving on body.
  • Mission Audio Profile 3: Conversation Maximizes the frequencies important for face-to-face communications while lowering the frequencies outside the average speech band.
  • Mission Audio Profile 4: Comfort Low volume and narrow frequency response to be used when in noise for long periods of time (tactical vehicle, air transport) where environmental listening is not prioritized over communications and overall comfort.
  • Mission Audio Profile 5: Environmental listening off ComTacTM  VI features the capability to turn the environmental listening function off, while not powering down the headset.  This may be  beneficial in high noise environments where the least amount of outside sound is desired to help with communications.   

Natural Interaction Behavior (NIB) NIB enables short-range, headset-to-headset  communication in high noise environments, without the use of an external communications radio. The NIB function allows for 4 team members to speak simultaneously, and over 60 people  within a 10-meter radius to listen at any given time. Audio transmit is activated by either a voice activated switch (VOX) for hands-free operations or by push-to-talk.   The VOX switch is adaptive, meaning the threshold to activate will adjust automatically  to the noise environment. To help reduce user burden, a tactile button has been added to the left ear cup that allows the user to easily turn on or off the function / and switch from VOX to PTT settings. 

NIB VOX Function Activation at 80dB  The NIB function is easy to use. Team members in proximity of each other (10 Meters) will be automatically connected (when the NIB function is on) with full duplex communications.  When the VOX mode is enabled, as the noise environment gets louder (levels 80db and above) hands-free communications is enabled. PTT mode can also be set if the operator wants to manually control the voice transmit.


  • Protective communication solution for clear communication in noisy environments
  • NIB (Natural Interaction Behavior) wireless technology enables peer-to-peer headset communication
  • Environmental microphones for level-dependent hearing protection and auditory situational awareness
  • Water and dust-proof noise-cancelling microphone (IP68) for clear speech transmission in noisy and harsh environments
  • Advanced environmental listening modes (Mission Audio Profiles or MAP) that optimize the auditory experience based on specific external conditions.
  • Helps provide hearing protection when exposed to hazardous noise
  • Rugged 3M PELTOR Design for trusted performance
  • AAA battery operated
  • 2-way communication
  • sound attenuation 20-23 db
  • Made in the USA with globally sourced materials
  • Note: downlead cable is not compatible in this Peltor model
  • Designed for use by Federal Law Enforcement Teams