The US Army will select the supplier of the Rifle (NGSW-R) and the Automatic Rifle (NGSW-AR) and begin equipping the first unit in Q4 2022.
Ceradyne awarded ballistic helmet order
Ceradyne has received a $34 million order from the US Army to continue to supply ballistic helmets, the company announced on 1 March.
The new order brings the value of Ceradyne’s Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) contract with the US Army to more than $52 million.
The IHPS provides soldiers a lighter-weight ballistic helmet with passive hearing protection technology and improved blunt-impact performance. It is a component of the army’s next-generation Soldier Protection System programme, which seeks to optimise soldier protection while reducing total equipment weight.
The IHPS is designed to protect against powerful rifle projectiles and handgun bullets. The system can be fitted with accessories, such as visor, mandible, night vision goggle attachment, rails and a modular ballistic applique for increased protection.
Deliveries of the IHPS will begin in early 2018 and will continue throughout the year.
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