Gentex Delivers First Round of Next Generation Fixed Wing Helmets to United States Air Force for Initial Testing Round

Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, aircrew, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today that it delivered 40 helmets in multiple configurations as initial qualification test assets of the Next Generation Fixed Wing Helmet (NGFW) System. Gentex was awarded the NGFW OTA Agreement by the United States Air Force in February 2020.

This is the first of three rounds of testing to be performed on the NGFW helmet. In addition to United States Air Force qualification testing, Gentex performed its own testing to ensure highest levels of quality and protection. Testing will be conducted on both the JHMCS and NVG (Slick) configurations.

The Gentex NGFWH System fully integrates the latest Gentex advancements and innovation in all facets of helmet system design and integration, including the helmet system itself, optics, hearing protection, communications and situational awareness, respiratory protection integration and helmet mounted device integration. The NGFWH System will provide a higher level of protection and operational capability for current and future aircrew.

This delivery of helmets is the first step in delivering the most innovate fixed wing helmet to date,” said . As the chosen supplier of United States Air Force helmets for over 60 years, Gentex is proud to continue to provide the highest quality product to American aircrew forces.

Robert McCay, Vice President of Aircrew Systems at Gentex Corporation

Source: Gentex news release

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