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US Army Awards Two Companies to vie for Next Generation Integrated Head Protection Systems

The Department of Defense announced the following award for Next Generation Integrated Head Protection Systems.

“Avon Protection Ceradyne LLC, Irvine, California (W91CRB-21-D-0022); and Gentex Corp., Simpson, Pennsylvania (W91CRB-21-D-0023), will compete for each order of the $87,619,643 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of Next Generation Integrated Head Protection Systems. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 6, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.”

In June, the Army published an intent to sole source this contract to Avon and Gentex.

NG IHPS is described as:

3 Responses to “US Army Awards Two Companies to vie for Next Generation Integrated Head Protection Systems”

  1. Prometheus says:

    Team Wendy and OpsCore, for those not keeping track of corporate mergers & acquisitions

  2. Seamus says:

    Too bad the IHPS has a proprietary rail system and is not high cut so it does not allow integration with communications systems. Our unit has them and they are no better than ACH in comfort, fit or modularity. Come on people these all have been possible for a decade now. On the up side have the IHPS has a supposedly improved ballistic performance, so that is nice.