Defense

TRUSTED FOR OVER 125 YEARS

For over a century, Gentex Corporation's products have been trusted by global defense forces to provide both industry leading protection and advanced performance capabilities. Our commitment to intense product testing and in-house manufacturing guarantee optimal performance when you need it most.

Supporting Troops in the Air, on Land, and at Sea

  • Air

    Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue aircrew worldwide. Our comprehensive portfolio of Gentex, ALPHA, and Aegisound products includes scalable helmet systems, and advanced hearing protection and communication solutions—all delivering trusted performance and protection.

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  • Land

    From basic low, mid and high-cut helmets to advanced system designs, our comprehensive suite of scalable Gentex and Ops-Core helmet systems is trusted by global ground forces to provide superior protection, functionality, and unyielding durability in the severest of conditions. Headsets, microphones, respiratory protection systems, and marine grade intercoms round out our ground forces offering.

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  • Sea

    Our Gentex and Ops-Core solutions for maritime personnel are designed to withstand the most extreme environments. Advanced helmet systems provide ballistic and impact protection and are available with or without communications; and hearing protection and communications solutions provide both protection and precise, reliable communications in extreme noise fields.

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Over 125 Years of Innovation

For 125 years, we have made products that don’t just push the limits of industry standards, but routinely outperform them. Click below to view our historical timeline, which celebrates the key innovations and activities that have helped us advance the performance capability of our products and keep our customers safe in intense environments.

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In-House Design & Engineering, Manufacturing and Testing

Continued investment in cutting-edge in-house design, manufacturing, and testing facilities ensures that we continue to push our products beyond the industry standards for safety.

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  • Industry Leading R&D

    Our research and technological development focuses on creating innovative technologies that advance product performance and protection capabilities.

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  • Advanced, Comprehensive Product Capabilities

    Our products deliver a comprehensive set of advanced capabilities to support the diverse mission, duty, and job requirements of our customers, which they perform in some of the harshest environments on earth.

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