Big news! The U.S. Air Force recently notified Collins Aerospace of its intent to sole-source the Next Generation Ejection Seat (NGES) program with our ACES 5® ejection seat. NGES upgrades the existing ACES II ejection seats on platforms used by the Air Force that include the F-15, F-16, F-22, B-1 and A-10.Collins Aerospace is proud to support the U.S. Air Force and the warfighter with the most advanced and best-performing ejection seat that brings significant safety improvements, reduced maintenance costs and increased aircraft availability.
Read more about the announcement in these industry articles:
1) Aviation Week - Nixing competition, USAF picks Collins for ejection seats
2) FlightGlobal - USAF awards Collins Next Generation Ejection Seat contract
3) Jane's - US Air Force plans sole source contract to Collins Aerospace for new ejection seat