Aegisound & Lockheed Martin Successfully Complete Navy Mentor Protégé Program
August 8, 2011
Blacksburg, VA – August 8, 2011 – Aegisound and its mentoring partner Lockheed Martin successfully completed a three year U.S. Navy Mentor Protégé (M/P) contract. The goals of the contract included numerous technology transition tasks, designed to establish Aegisound as a reliable supplier and prime contractor of new hearing protection and communication products to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. DoD. Thanks in part to the M/P Program, Aegisound is now delivering a new line of advanced extreme noise hearing protection, communication and safety products. These products are also being sold to industrial and non-U.S defense customers. In addition to completing all program objectives, the team was awarded the Nunn-Perry Award on March 11, 2010.
Aegisound is currently manufacturing and shipping its patented DC2 circumaural hearing protector to the U.S. Navy. The DC2 provides Navy personnel with more than 10 times the safe exposure time, versus legacy ear muffs. Aegisound is also shipping its DANR DHP (Digital Active Noise Reduction Double Hearing Protector), an advanced noise canceling headset, to Lockheed Martin. The DANR DHP is being procured by LM to provide extreme noise communications and simultaneously protect maintainers of the F-35.