Aircrew Fixed Wing Helmet Systems

Sold under the Gentex brand, Gentex Corporation is the world leader in lightweight, high-performance helmet systems for high-G environments. Explore our full line of fixed wing helmet systems designed to meet the needs of global air forces.


HGU-55/P Fixed Wing Helmet System

The most versatile fixed wing helmet available today, the Gentex HGU-55/P Fixed Wing Helmet System is available in two configurations to suit a full range of mission needs. The lightweight standard version is constructed of a graphite/aramid shell, which reduces head-borne weight and promotes high peripheral vision and head mobility. For high-performance maneuvers up to +9 Gs, and to help prevent G-induced loss of consciousness (GLOC), the lightweight COMBAT EDGE configuration is the standard for all U.S. Air Force F-15, F-16, and F-22 aircrew. The advanced system provides pilots with a decisive edge in combat by reducing fatigue, allowing them to perform more high-G missions per day without compromising performance. The COMBAT EDGE Kit utilizes a urethane-coated nylon bladder system that interfaces to the Gentex MBU-20/P and HA/LP Oxygen Masks to provide automatic mask tensioning at high-G. New Aircrew Helmet Noise Reduction (AHNR) technology is available for the HGU-55/P Helmet System. AHNR technology is DoD qualified to reduce noise exposure for aircrew flying in louder aircraft and during longer missions.


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HGU-55/GTX Fixed Wing Helmet System

The Gentex HGU-55/GTX Fixed Wing Helmet System maximizes the safety for aircrew throughout Western Europe, the Middle East and Asia through a special configuration of the industry-leading Gentex HGU-55/P Fixed Wing Helmet System. The helmet system is the only dual-visor aircrew helmet system with NVG quick-disconnect mount qualified for safe ejection at speeds up to 600 KEAS. An integrated protective assembly houses the dual-visor to minimize damage and increase safety during through-canopy ejections.


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HGU-55/IG Fixed Wing Helmet System

The innovative Gentex HGU-55/IG Fixed Wing Helmet System provide pilots the capability to eject safely from Panavia Tornado aircraft when wearing NVGs. The HGU-55/IG is a special configuration of the Gentex HGU-55/P Fixed Wing Helmet System built to include the Gentex Ejection-Safe NVG Mount and NVG power-pack assembly, plus the Gentex STEP-IN Visor to maintain eye protection during nighttime flight. German and Italian Air Force Qualified.


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Air Combat Fixed Wing Helmet System (ACS)

Designed for the Eurofighter Aircraft (EFA) to protect pilots in the agile airframe during aircrew combat maneuvers in high-G environments. The exceptionally low-profile design offers superior air combat functionality when combined with the Gentex
 EFA/ACS Oxygen Mask with an inflatable bladder system, which provides Pressure Breathing for G (PBG) capability for extended high performance aircraft maneuvers, while reducing the probability of G-induced Loss of Consciousness (GLOC). True system-level integration of dual locking visors, mask bayonet receivers, and oxygen supply hoses make the ACS one of the most stable, high performance, head protection systems on the market today. Versions qualified by the German, Finnish, and Saudi Arabian Air Forces.


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190A Fixed Wing Helmet System

The Gentex 190A Fixed Wing Helmet System meets HGU-55/P specifications with a mission-configurable, hard-mounted dual visor kit. Built and Qualified for Canadian Air Force.


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HGU-55/PJ Fixed Wing Helmet System

With its combination of features and capabilities utilized by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, the Gentex HGU-55/PJ Fixed Wing Helmet System provides high protection and performance capabilities for frontline fighter and advanced training use. Key capabilities include 600 KEAS windblast protection using a highly reliable and stable retention system, plus a tracked visor kit that can be quickly configured with a variety of visor options for day or night flight. A range of respiratory, communications, and comfort fit accessories can also be added to optimize the helmet system for flight. Japanese MoD qualified for 600 KEAS Windblast Protection.


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HGU-68/P Fixed Wing Helmet System

The Gentex HGU-68/P Fixed Wing Helmet System was designed to meet the rigorous requirements of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps in today’s high-G environments. Equipped with a single visor system qualified at 600 KEAS (Knots Equivalent Air Speed) in accordance with MIL-H-85047A, the Gentex HGU-68/P offers customized comfort, stability and protection for aircrew personnel. The complete system is equipped for communications with a CX-4708A/AIC cord (modified with extended length pins), H-87B/U earphones, lightweight tapered ear cups, custom leather ear pads, ear phone holders, and ear cup spacer pads. U.S. Navy Qualified.


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HGU-55/G Fixed Wing Helmet System

Hard-mounted visor and mask-receiver cover reduces snag hazards during ejection. German Air Force Qualified.


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ParaMaster HALO/HAHO Helmet System

Leveraging the Gentex HGU-55/P Fixed Wing Helmet System, the Gentex ParaMaster HALO/HAHO Helmet System was specially designed for military and civilian parachutists performing High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) and High Altitude High Opening (HAHO) jumps. The unique features of the modular design allow for mission customization of components. It also provides superior retention, impact, and penetration protection, such as eye protection, noise attenuation, communications, and respiratory integration for maximum safety and performance for airborne operations.


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