2011—Integrated Ground Helmet Systems
To accelerate its capabilities and technologies to provide even more sophisticated products to modern war fighters across all types of combat fields, Gentex made three strategic acquisitions in late 2011–InterSense, Billerica, MA; and Artisent, Inc. and Ops-Core Inc., both in Boston, MA. InterSense technologies enhance Gentex situational awareness solutions. Artisent’s design expertise complements Gentex’s engineering capabilities. Ops-Core’s modular head protection products expand Gentex’s core offerings to include advanced solutions for worldwide Special Operations forces. In 2012, Gentex sold its Visionix” Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) and the InterSense motion tracking business to the Thales Group out of the recognition that the full potential of these capabilities would need the involvement and investment from a strong global partner in the aerospace and defense industry.