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SOF helmet program awarded

17th April 2019 - 19:23 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded Gentex a USD $95m contract to provide operators with a next-generation modular integrated communications helmet (MICH) under theFamily of Tactical Headborne Systems (FTHS) program. 

Dating back to December 2015, the FTHS program was devised to replace Ops Core’s FAST MICH of which more than 40,000 units currently remain in service with US special operations forces. 

Gentex, which owns Ops Core, is understood to have beaten competition from 3M Ceradyne and Revision Military to win the FTHS contract.

A preferred partner for the FTHS program had been expected to be confirmed in

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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