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Posts Tagged ‘Gentex’

Visit Gentex at Warrior East

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

See Ops-Core at SOFEX 2018 in Jordan

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

See Ops-Core/Gentex At BORTAC

Monday, April 30th, 2018

See Ops-Core at AAAA and NY Tactical Expo

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018



Visit Ops-Core / Gentex at ADS Warrior West

Friday, April 13th, 2018

The Red Devils Partner with Gentex to Support Word of Honor Charity

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Ops-Core FAST Helmets worn during promotional and training jumps in San Diego, California   

Carbondale, PA, March 12, 2018.  Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel announced today that its partners, The Red Devils, will conduct a jump during their promotional and team training this month in San Diego, California to support Word of Honor Fund, a charity that facilitates milestone events for the surviving children of SEALs and Special Operations personnel who have died in the line of duty. Gentex provides The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army, with Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmets, worn during their jumps.

“We’re proud to support Word of Honor Fund,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation.  “Helping to fulfill a fallen operator’s promise to their children further emboldens us in our mission of protecting those that serve.”

Through their partnership with The Red Devils, Gentex supports The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation, and promote their common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.

With its unique system design and patented rail technology for mounting helmet accessories, Ops-Core is today’s leading brand of modular, scalable, open-architecture helmet systems for elite defense and security forces. Ops-Core helmet system platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for today’s most demanding users.

To learn more about or to make donations to Word of Honor Fund, click here.

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.


Gentex / Ops-Core at SHOT Show

Friday, January 19th, 2018