It appears that USSOCOM has issued multiple contracts in response to their Broad Agency Announcement issued earlier this year to refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet. The latest award is to Gentex, and we assume, much of the work to be accomplished by their Ops-Core business unit. The BAA can be seen below.
Ops-Core FAST helmets have been SOCOM issue for many years and the fruits of this contract will be used by Natick to help refine requirements for the next generation SOF helmet.
The announcement is found at www.FBO.gov as long as they keep it there. Earlier award announcements to others have been deleted.