AFWERX Vegas Launches New Challenge Event

AFWERX has just launched our second public challenge event to generate ideas, components, materials and technologies to improve the Fixed Wing Aircrew Helmet. This challenge event will bring together small business, entrepreneurs and academia that aim to provide innovative solutions to existing Air Force focus areas.

The USAF has allocated ~$20 million to redesign and replace the Fixed Wing (plane) helmet used by pilots and aircrew. Whether you make or design entire helmet systems or just components that are or might be related, we’re challenging you to help us create the helmet of the future. The helmet of tomorrow needs to be lightweight, comfortable, stable, less noisy, have better thermal management, improve modularity and the ability to tailor the helmet for different needs.

Ultimately, our goal is to enhance aircrew performance, safety and satisfaction. Visit for more information about participation.