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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.

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Gentex / Ops-Core at SHOT Show

Friday, January 19th, 2018

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See Gentex at SHOT Show

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Gentex Awarded Navy Contract for Laser Eye Protection Spectacles for Pilots

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

New Technology Provides Advanced Level of Protection Against High-Intensity Visible Laser Sources

Carbondale, PA, November, 2017 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 contract by the U.S. Navy for design, development, test and evaluation, and production of Laser Eye Protection (LEP) Threat Spectacles (including the prescription Rx component) and protective carrying cases. The contract supports the Navy’s Laser Eye Protection Threat Spectacle Program, and also provides Gentex options for delivery of Low Rate Initial Production and Full Rate Production units.

The Gentex spectacle solution will provide the Navy with a mature, fully compliant design for day/night, multiple wavelength protection that will address the needs of its fixed and rotary wing aircrew that are exposed to laser threats, which have been on the rise.

“We’re proud to continue to support the military in combating laser threats encountered by aircrew with our latest laser eye protection technology,” said Robert McCay, vice president aircrew and aircraft maintainer systems, Gentex Corporation. “Based on decades of experience with military laser eye protection, Gentex was previously chosen to provide Laser Eye Protection Spectacles for the DoD’s F-35 Program, and Gentex EDU-7/P Laser Eye Protection Spectacles to the Navy.”

Proven to be scalable to visor applications, the laser protective filter in the Gentex spectacles utilize the latest, most advanced laser eye protection materials developed for and tested by both the NAVAIR and USAF/AFRL advanced technology development and demonstrator programs.

Gentex also offers Dazzle Laser Defense Eyewear designed for use by both civilian and military pilots for protection from civilian laser pointers. The laser glare-reduction lenses in the Dazzle Eyewear are available in day and night versions, and are designed to maintain see-through color perception while providing necessary protection from green and blue commercial lasers. Laser protection is achieved using special optical absorbing dye and lens coating technologies. Dazzle Eyewear is available as spectacles for use by civilian and military pilots and in visor formats for Gentex rotary wing helmets, and flight-helmet compatible spectacles that are compatible with additional headborne equipment, such as Helmet Mounted Displays and Night Vision Goggles.

Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products include scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions.

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Gentex Introduces New Hearing Protection and Communications, and Respiratory Protection Products at SAFE Symposium

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Expanded Portfolio Advances Protection and Performance Capabilities of Aircrew

Carbondale, PA, October 27, 2017. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel will introduce several new hearing protection and communication products to the U.S. market at this year’s SAFE Symposium, featuring the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs (WCEP). Designed for aircrew requiring double hearing protection, the wire-free earplugs improve reliability and user experience.

The new Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs improve passive noise attenuation and eliminate snag, breakage, and hot spots associated with earplug wires, while simplifying helmet donning and doffing. The Gentex WCEP are shipped with ComplyTM Canal Tips and provide a NRR of 30 dB. The Gentex WCEP provides double layer hearing protection noise attenuation at a price that is a lower cost alternative to typical Active Noise Reduction (ANR) Headsets.

“The introduction of the Gentex Wire-Free Communication Earplugs demonstrates our commitment to strengthen and grow our hearing protection and communications offering, and further expand in this category internationally,” said Robert McCay, vice president aircrew and aircraft maintainer systems, Gentex Corporation. “We’re excited to demonstrate the Wire-Free Communication Earplugs and all of our new solutions at this year’s SAFE Symposium, and honored to have been chosen again to provide our expertise during the symposium on the latest in aircrew helmet system technology.” Product experts from Gentex Corporation will lead the presentation “The Evolution of Rotary Wing Helmets,” scheduled on Tuesday, October 31st from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Other products being introduced by Gentex at this year’s SAFE Symposium include the Gentex Mini Dynamic Oxygen Mask Microphone (MDMM), developed to replace the existing Gentex M-169/AIC Oxygen Mask Microphone. The MDMM’s small profile design allows for greater operator flexibility with microphone placement. Gentex Aircrew Helmet Noise Reduction (AHNR) Technology, which is DoD and MoD qualified to reduce noise exposure for aircrew flying in louder aircraft and during longer missions; and the Gentex Low Profile Particulate Respirator, a low-profile, half-mask respirator that offers 99.97% filtration efficiency against a wide range of particulate contaminants encountered by doorgunners and other rear aircrew.

Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products include scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions.

The SAFE Symposium takes place October 30th through November 1st in Orlando, Florida. Gentex Corporation is located in booth #521. Product experts and executives from Gentex will be on hand to meet with customers and media throughout the symposium. To attend the Gentex presentation on the evolution of Rotary Wing helmets, please visit the SAFE Symposium website. For more information on Gentex Corporation’s aircrew and aircraft maintainer portfolio, visit www.gentexcorp.com/air.

Look For Gentex & Ops-Core At AUSA

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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See Ops-Core at NTOA

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Gentex Is At Modern Day Marine

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017