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16 November 2023
CARBONDALE, PA, October 20th, 2023 – Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel, announced today, that it has delivered Ops-Core FAST Ballistic headborne systems, accessories and supporting spare parts to seven NATO member countries through its multi-year agreement with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA).
Through this 7-year contract, Gentex Corporation has supplied and delivered NSPA Variant B helmet (Ops-Core® FAST RF1) and NSPA Variant C helmet (Ops-Core FAST XP). Additionally, Gentex has shipped Ops-Core AMP® Communication Headsets, STEP-IN Visors, and Special Operations Tactical Respirator products (SOTR) due to the comprehensive range of Ops-Core accessories and spare parts included under the framework of the contract.
“The agreement between NSPA and Gentex gives all NATO member nations, Sweden, Austria, and Ukraine the ability to fully equip its soldiers and operators utilizing Ops-Core’s unique complete headborne solutions in a streamlined and efficient manner. Offering the FAST RF1 and FAST XP helmet systems together with the AMP communications system, respiratory and eye protection, and the full range to spares support these products makes it very straightforward for member countries to offer the best headborne solutions to their troops on deployment.” said Jim Clarke, Sales Director of Ground Systems at Gentex Europe.
“NSPA enabled Nations to receive the consolidated requirements for highly sophisticated soldier equipment. This contract is the ideal illustration of NSPA’s added value to both Nations and Industry, as the Agency brought technical requirements and technology together, via the NATO Logistics Stock Exchange, for Nations to be able to purchase the required equipment on an online platform.” stated Ms Celine Danielli, NSPA Programme Manager.
About Gentex Corporation
Part of Gentex Corporation’s portfolio for defense, emergency response, and security forces, the focus and dedication of the company’s Ops-Core brand remains the same – protecting elite forces. The modular, scalable, open-architecture design of Ops-Core products allows for seamless integration and true system level performance.
About the NATO Support and Procurement Agency
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) is the lead organization for multinational acquisition, support and sustainment to NATO nations in all domains, enabling the Alliance to maintain peace and security by providing innovative and sustainable capabilities. NSPA’s headquarters are based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with main operational centers in France, Hungary and Italy. The Agency employs more than 1,500 staff and oversees over 500 contractors worldwide.
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