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U.S. Special Operations Command’s Sailors Also to be Equipped with Gentex Helmets

by MSI

You can read the news article published in the November 2019 Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:

 

Gentex, a manufacturer of personal protection systems, announced on October 11 that it had entered into an agreement with U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the supply of the FTHS Coxswain Helmet System. The five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm Fixed Price (FFP) production contract carries a maximum value of $95 million. The system comprises the Ops-Core FAST FTHS Carbon Composite Helmet with modular Ops-Core accessories, including:

  • Visors
  • NVG Snap Shields
  • FAST Ballistic and Carbon Composite Mandibles
  • FAST Low-Profile Ballistic Appliques

The helmet system will be used by operators of various surface platforms in the inventory of USSOCOM. Gentex Corporation has been supplying products to USSOCOM since its establishment in 1987. In May, the company was awarded contracts by the same user for the provision of various ballistic and non-ballistic helmet systems.

In 2017, Gentex established a joint venture in Turkey with local company Norbo, which has been active in the Turkish defence sector for 17 years, and the resulting company, Gentex-Norbo, has since been engaged in the development of personal protection technologies.

 

 

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