GentexÂ has received an $82.5 million contract from the U.S. Army to supply aircrew masks, life support system and flight equipmentÂ for the Joint Strike Fighter program.
The company will build Joint Service Aircrew Mask systems for the military branch in an effort to protect fighter pilots againstÂ chemical and biological threats when they conduct missions, the Defense Department said Wednesday.
The Army will determine the performanceÂ locations and funds based on each order and the company is scheduled to complete deliveriesÂ by Sept. 2, 2026.
The service branch received one bid for the contract via the Internet.
California-based Gentex manufacturesÂ personal protection and situational awareness technologies designed for military, emergency responseÂ and industrial personnel who operateÂ in high-performance environments.