16 November 2016
Gentex Corporation partners with The Red Devils to promote parachutist safety
The company’s Ops-Core FAST Carbon Helmets to be worn by the Devils during water jumps and team training
Carbondale, PA, November 16, 2016. Gentex Corporation, a global leader in personal protection and situational awareness solutions for defense forces, emergency responders, and industrial personnel has partnered with The Red Devils, the official parachute display team of both The Parachute Regiment (The Paras) and the British Army to promote soldier safety. As part of the agreement, Gentex Corporation will provide its Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet to each of the 12 members of The Red Devils to use during their promotional water jumps and for team training.
“Gentex is proud to have the opportunity to support The Red Devils in their mission to promote The Paras and the British Army, both long time customers of Gentex Corporation,” said Tom Short, vice president ground systems, Gentex Corporation. “Through this partnership we’ll also have the opportunity to help promote our common goal of advancing parachuting and skydiving safety.”
Corporal Nathan Connolly, Red Devils Team Leader, commented, “As a team we always seek to push the boundaries of display parachuting to ensure that we continuously showcase original and exciting displays. Our new partnership with Gentex Corporation equips our team with the advanced Ops-Core helmet, allowing us to train and practice new canopy formations with a helmet that provides outstanding protection. In addition to its safety features, the Ops-Core helmet also enables us to maintain perfect all round observation and clear voice communication; key components when practicing Canopy Relative Work.”
The streamlined design and durable, lightweight carbon construction of the Ops-Core FAST Carbon High Cut Helmet provide parachutists an unobstructed field of view, comfort, and industry leading blunt trauma protection. Other key performance and safety features of the FAST Carbon Helmet include Accessory Rail Connectors (ARCs) that allow the helmet to be easily, and fully customized with situational awareness and other performance enhancing accessories, plus a 4-Point Chinstrap that provides comfort and stability, and allows for the convenient donning and doffing of communication headsets with internal headbands.
With its unique system design and rail technology for mounting helmet accessories, Ops-Core is today’s leading brand of modular, scalable, open-architecture helmet systems for elite defense and security forces. Ops-Core helmet platforms and components are designed to seamlessly work together to provide true system level performance for the modern soldier.
About Gentex Corporation
Leveraging a history that spans over 100 years, Gentex is a leading provider of innovative solutions that enhance personal protection and situational awareness for global defense forces, emergency responders and industrial personnel operating in high performance environments. The company’s product portfolio includes helmet system platforms and capability upgrades sold under the Gentex ®, Ops-Core®, ALPHA®, Aegisound®, Cromwell®, and PureFlo® brands; Dual Mirror™ aluminized fabrics; and Filtron® light management technology. Privately held, Gentex is headquartered in Carbondale, Pennsylvania and supports its global customers through a worldwide distributor network and five other facilities in the U.S. and the U.K. Learn more at www.gentexcorp.com.
About The Red Devils
The Red Devils have a proud history which goes back more than 50 years. The team promotes both the Parachute Regiment and the British Army in support of recruitment – this is achieved by carrying out over 60 spectacular parachute displays at public events each year and by attracting positive publicity through the media. The Red Devils also offer the chance for members of the public to conduct a tandem skydive so they can jump with the team! Learn more at www.reddevilsonline.com
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