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Gentex Corporation Announces Delivery Order for US Army NG IHPS Helmet Program

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Gentex Corporation Announces Delivery Order for US Army NG IHPS Helmet Program

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Gentex Corporation Announces Delivery Order for US Army NG IHPS Helmet Program
Gentex Corporation Announces Delivery Order for US Army NG IHPS Helmet Program

Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today that it has received its first delivery order to supply NG-IHPS helmets to the U.S. Army under the Next Generation Integrated Head Protection System Program. The NG-IHPS will provide soldiers with “increased ballistic and fragmentation protection” in a 40% lighter package compared to the earlier Integrated Head Protection System, which was first fielded in 2018 to replace the Advanced Combat Helmet and Enhanced Combat Helmet.

“Gentex is proud of its near 130-year tradition of providing the best made products to the men and women of the American Military”, said Tom Short, Vice President for Ground Systems. “The NG-IHPS helmet system is just one example of the cutting-edge ballistic technology that Gentex consistently brings to the fight.”

The NG-IHPS to the use of lightweight polyethylene in the helmet’s construction, with the former dispersing energy on impact rather than shattering like the latter. The full NG-IHPS setup consists of a novel retention and suspension system, a helmet cover, and a night-vision bracket that’s designed to integrate with a separate mandible protector, along with hearing protection. The helmet’s night-vision bracket is also designed to integrate seamlessly with futuristic heads-up displays like the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular and Integrated Visual Augmentation System that the Army plans to field widely in the coming years

Gentex Corporation is a global leader in providing innovative protective gear solutions that enhance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. The company portfolio includes protective solutions sold under the Gentex, Ops-Core, and PureFlo brands. The modular, scalable, open-architecture design of Ops-Core products allows for seamless integration and true system level performance.

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