Eurosatory 2016

Innovative head protection [ES2016D4]

16 June 2016

US based Gentex Corporation (Hall 5, Stand B458) is introducing its Ops-Core Fast and Sentry helmets for enhanced protection against a full range of ballistic, blunt trauma and blast threats.

The Ops-Core Fast high-cut and Sentry mid-cut helmets feature an Ops-Core skeleton shroud for universal compatibility with most night vision goggle (NVG) mounts, accessory rail connectors (ARCs) and external Velcro loop. In addition, these helmets provide scalability through the addition of visors, mandibles and ballistic appliqués, to enable the user to adjust the level of protection for specific mission requirements.

Gentex is also displaying the new ballistic Ops-Core Handgun Face Shield, which offers protection against impacts from handgun threats.

“The Fast and Sentry helmet systems and accompanying Handgun Face Shield will be adopted by various global security and law enforcement forces over the next few months,” said Tom Short, Gentex vice president ground systems.

He said Gentex is also introducing a new generation of combat vehicle crewman (CVC) helmets for sea and land mounted operations. These helmets come with an integrated liner co-designed with Bose that features an active noise reduction (ANR) communication headset.

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