Meet the Standard in Hearing Protection & Communications

Designed and tested in partnership with the U.S. Navy, the Argonaut Double Hearing Protector and Communications (DHPC) Headset and DC2 Hearing Protector meet their standards and hearing requirements. Level up and protect your hearing from flight deck hazards with the required U.S. Navy gear. Contact us today.

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Meet the Standard in Hearing Protection & Communications

Designed to Meet Flight Deck Challenges

With noise reduction ratings of 31dB and 32dB respectively, DC2 and Argonaut DHPC are compliant with U.S. Navy flight deck cranial specifications. To mitigate future hearing damage, it is critical to protect your hearing and situational awareness today in order to maintain your hearing tomorrow. Ensure the safety of your crew with the U.S. Navy’s required equipment.

Argonaut Double Hearing Protector and Communications (DHPC) Headset


Designed for two-way communications in harsh industrial and military noise fields up to and exceeding 125 dB(A), the Argonaut DHCP Headset provides superior hearing protection with maximum speech intelligibility. A digital noise-canceling (DNC) microphone is available in muzzle and boom versions, and optional Argonaut Communication Earplugs and Foam Tips provide double hearing protection.


DC2 Hearing Protector


Designed with our patented double-cup, double-seal technology, the DC2 combats the highest ambient noise found in the most extreme environments. DC2 provides maximum hearing protection and comfort for single hearing protection applications through unique double-cup double-seal design and custom foam ear seals. Additionally, DC2's rugged earcup attachment points reduce foreign object damage (FOD) hazards.


Please see below for all Gentex product part numbers and NSNs:

05-028001 DC2 Hearing Protector Double Cup Double Cushion 4220016040299
05-028001 DC2 Ear Seal and Foam Kit (1 pair) 4220016040298
05-028002 Headset Argo DHPC P7100 w/ Resistance Pack 4220016099406
05-005064 Headset Argo DHPC F18ICS w/ Resistance Pack 4220016099407
05-005068 Headset Argo DHPC Muzzle SPP w/ Battery 4220016099408
05-999001 Foam Ear Seal (DANR and Argonaut) (1 pair) 4220016099412
05-016017 Argonaut® Communication Earplugs 4220016099415

Why Choose Gentex?

PHILIPPINE SEA (Dec. 28, 2019) Lt. Charles Kollar directs the launch of an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the Fist of the Fleet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. With Abraham Lincoln as the flagship, deployed strike group assets include staffs and aircraft of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Singley/Released)

Industry-Leading Products

Focused on creating innovative technologies that continuously advance design, performance, and protection, our products deliver a comprehensive set of integrated capabilities to support the diverse mission or job requirements of our customers, which they perform in some of the harshest environments on earth.


Military Pedigree

Designed to meet the evolving challenges of aircrew and aircrew maintainers, and the exacting requirements of militaries worldwide, Gentex Corporation has designed and built flight equipment conforming to U.S. Military specifications for over 75 years. Gentex enforces a strict quality management system, recognized by international quality certification bodies, and maintains test and evaluation facilities for noise reduction and impact, ballistic, and environmental resistance to ensure every product meets the published performance requirements.


Our Proud History

With a history of innovation that spans over 125 years, Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of high-performance flight equipment for aircraft maintainers and military, law enforcement, and rescue worldwide. Leveraging Human Factors Engineering expertise, the company's comprehensive line of durable and innovative helmet system for fixed wing, rotary wing, and cross-platform applications allow for the easy integration of advanced capability upgrades without sacrificing protection.

Interested in a Gentex Hearing Protection Product?

If you want Argonaut DHCP Headset or DC2 to protect your hearing, talk to your chain of command about how they can procure these products for you. If you are a commanding officer, fill out the form below to discuss procurement options with our team: