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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.

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Gentex Corporation Partners with The Red Devils to Promote Parachutist Safety

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The company’s Ops-Core FAST Carbon Helmets to be worn by the Devils during water jumps and team training

Carbondale, PA, November 16, 2016. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has partnered with The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army to promote soldier safety. As part of the agreement, Gentex Corporation will provide its Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet to each of the 12 members of The Red Devils to use during their promotional water jumps and for team training.

“Gentex is proud to have the opportunity to support The Red Devils in their mission to promote The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation. “Through this partnership we’ll also have the opportunity to help promote our common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.”

Corporal Nathan Connolly, Red Devils Team Leader, commented, “As a team we always seek to push the boundaries of display parachuting to ensure that we continuously showcase original and exciting displays. Our new partnership with Gentex Corporation equips our team with the advanced Ops-Core helmet, allowing us to train and practice new canopy formations with a helmet that provides outstanding protection. In addition to its safety features, the Ops-Core helmet also enables us to maintain perfect all round observation and clear voice communication; key components when practicing Canopy Relative Work.”

The streamlined design and durable, lightweight carbon construction of the Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet provide parachutists an unobstructed field of view, comfort, and industry leading blunt trauma protection. Other key performance and safety features of the FAST Carbon Helmet include Accessory Rail Connectors (ARCs) that allow the helmet to be easily, and fully customized with situational awareness and other performance enhancing accessories, plus a 4-Point Chinstrap that provides comfort and stability, and allows for the convenient donning and doffing of communication headsets with internal headbands.

With its unique system design and 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 platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for the modern soldier.