Gentex wins $13 million contract to deliver Apache aviator integrated helmets
CARBONDALE, Pa. Personal-protection/situational-awareness gear maker Gentex Corporation has won a $13 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army for the delivery of Apache Aviator Integrated Helmets (AAIH).
The AAIH -- worn by crews on the Apache helicopter -- is an integrated helmet, display, and sight system that provides situational awareness and targeting information to the wearer. The integrated helmet is a key component of the next-generation Apache helicopter, the AH-64E, which will be flown by over 15 countries.
The AAIH is based on the highly successful Gentex HGU-56/P Rotary Wing Helmet System, which Gentex has been supplying to U.S. forces since 1993.
Work on the AAIH contract will be conducted at Gentex’s manufacturing facility in Simpson, Pennsylvania. It is expected to be complete by June 2022.