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See Ops-Core at SOFEX 2018 in Jordan

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Darley Defense Days 18 – Raptor Tactical Sentinel Skull Crusher GEN 2.0

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018


Raptor Tactical has updated their Sentinel Skull Crusher platform for headborne night vision devices.


The Sentinel Skull Crusher is padded and features internal routing for cables. Raptor Tactical has introduced two cable adjustment systems to accommodate sizing front to rear and head circumference.


It also features pre-cut holes at the forehead which accept shrouds from WILCOX and NOROTOS, s well as standard issue base plates. At the sides of the head, it will also accept MAGPUL MOE accessory rails.


Finally, the Sentinel Skull Crusher has two shock cords at the front for NVG stabilization and they’ve also improved stabilization for the battery/counterweight pouch.


Offered in MultiCam, Coyote Brown, Black, Ranger Green.


See Ops-Core at AAAA and NY Tactical Expo

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018



Warrior West 18 – LBT Riot Helmet

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

LBT was tasked with integrating a protective mask with their LBX ADAPTIV helmet to pair with the riot suit unveiled at this years SHOT Show.

The end user wanted the ability to train like the fight using realistic scenarios and the custom riot helmet allows just for that.


US Army Awards Norotos $35 Mil Contract For Night Vision Mounts

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

The US Army recently announced a $35 million contract for the Norotos RHNO II – Helmet Mount configured either for MICH/ACH helmet, or PASGT helmet, as follows:

PN 1955010-1 RHNO II Helmet Mount Assembly, PASGT

PN 1955010-2 RHNO II ACH Helmet Mount Assembly, MICH

Norotos Inc.,* Santa Ana, California, has been awarded a maximum $35,625,106 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for helmet mounts for night vision systems. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is California, with a March 23, 2023, performance completion date. Using military service is Army. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2023 Army working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (SPRBL1-18-D-0010).


Ops-Core Helmets Evaluated During Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Last week, the Marine Corps conducted Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 (Urban ANTX-18) at Camp Pendleton, California.


During the exercise, Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division evaluated a wide variety of technologies, particularly visual augmentation equipment. But in every case, they were wearing Ops-Core helmets to protect the Marines’ heads and serve as a head Orne platform.

The helmets featured the new step-in visor, RAC headsets and soft mandibles.

(Photos by Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel and Lance Cpl. Robert Alejandre)

Agilite – Hybrid SF Helmet Cover

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Meet the Hybrid SF, the very latest helmet cover from Agilite. Designed to the exact specifications of SOF from a small country in the Middle East that shall remain nameless, it includes an integral PVS 31 battery pack/counterweight pouch, full upper retention, extended velcro areas and added accessory-securing points and it is 100% made in Israel.

The Hybrid SF is available for the Ops Core Ballistic XP and Ops Core  Super High Cut (Maritime) helmets in all sizes in Ranger Green and Multicam and for other helmet types and colours on request.

See more at www.agilitegear.com/helmetcovers/hybridsf.

Gentex Corporation Awarded Helmet Services and Support Contract for Bristow Helicopters U.K. SAR Bases

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Carbondale, PA, March 7, 2018.  Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel announced today it has been awarded a three-year contract from Bristow Helicopters Ltd (U.K.) to manage and perform maintenance on their U.K. inventory of Gentex’s ALPHA 900 Cross Platform Helmet Systems. Bristow provides Search and Rescue (SAR) services to the private sector worldwide, and to the public sector for all of the U.K. on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Under the terms of the contact, Gentex will have responsibility for the airworthiness of the Bristow inventory of aircrew helmets, which are exclusively ALPHA 900 Helmets. Support was customized to meet the Bristow SAR specific needs and includes technical services (helmet fitting, records management, and training) and sustainment support (preventative maintenance; repair, and spares inventory management).

“In addition to supplying Bristow SAR crews with our advanced ALPHA 900 Helmet Systems, we’re proud to now support them with technical services and sustainment support through our European operations,” said Robert McCay, vice president aircrew and aircraft maintainer systems, Gentex Corporation.

With customizable, on-site support, customers can be assured of responsive, flexible, quality service, and continuity of their supply. Additionally, this approach allows customers to maximise their inventory’s performance, while reducing overall stock holdings; reduce their cost of ownership with a fully integrated supply chain (one-stop-shop); and improve capabilities through Ad-Hoc tasking.

“Our SAR operations have relied on the consistent, high performance of Gentex’s ALPHA 900 Helmets for over 4 years,” said Russ Torbet, Director of U.K. SAR, Bristow Helicopters Ltd. “Now, with the addition of the complete helmet management and service support provision, we expect to be able to better meet and maintain our operational needs, while reducing our costs, and enhancing the safety of our SAR crews, operating in the most demanding environments.”

Technical services and sustainment support is available for all of Gentex’s brands, directly or through their authorized global distributors.

Gentex’s advanced, scalable, and highly configurable ALPHA 900 military helmet systems line includes the new ALPHA 900 Search and Rescue (SAR) Helmet System which was developed in partnership with Bristow. Adopted by the U.K. MoD, ALPHA 900 is the only aircrew helmet platform that supports both fixed and rotary wing applications, reducing the logistics trail for those responsible for supporting both helmet platforms.