ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) was recently contracted by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to provide the future ‘standard fliergerhelm hubschrauber-besatzung (SFH) / standard helicopter-crew helmet’.
This will begin the gradual replacement of the pilot’s helmet previously used by the German Armed Forces and utilised in various set-ups with a standard, state-of-the-art pilot’s helmet including the necessary accessories (pilot’s helmet system).
The new SFH system is to be used worldwide throughout different climate and environmental conditions, by the members in the Bundeswehr military helicopters that are in the process of being introduced.
The pilot helmet system will protect the user in flight operations within specified ranges of use from external factors, such as noise, lasers, sand, dust, mechanical shocks, weapon effects and many more.
It is also able to wear additional equipment – such as night vision goggles – alongside the helmet. The helmet also allows for the supply of oxygen during flights at high altitudes.
ESG’s helmet system is based on a Gentex product, now available on the market.
By agreeing to the contract for services from BAAINBw, with AUTOFLUG GmbH as subcontractor, ESG is doing great work. ESG and AUTOFLUG are now able to work efficiently together in a targeted manner.
ESG is a specialist for the approval process of rescue and safety equipment, in particular pilot’s helmets, while AUTOFLUG has relevant experience in the assembly, provision and introduction of rescue and safety equipment as well as the corresponding operating site.
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