ACES 5® Next Generation Ejection Seat

The next generation ejection seat

Collins Aerospace engineers have incorporated technology improvements, while retaining the proven performance of the legacy ACES-II®, to create the next generation ACES 5® ejection seat. Rigorous testing of ACES 5® has been conducted to validate the seat’s performance, reliability, and compliance with the latest safety requirements.

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Get an up close perspective of the aircrew ejection process and key actions that happen at each stage

Learn more about the innovations that allow aircrew to safely eject and walk away

Protection system stowed

GR7000 main recovery parachute provides lower descent and oscillation rates

Passive head and neck protection exceeding F-35 requirements with <5% risk of major injury.

Passive arm restraints

CKU-5C rocket catapult provides “softest ride” available; spinal injury rate of 1%

Passive leg restraints

Protection system deployed

GR7000 main recovery parachute provides lower descent and oscillation rates

Passive head and neck protection deployed. Exceeds F-35 requirements with &lt;5% risk of major injury.

Passive arm restraints deployed

CKU-5C rocket catapult provides &#8220;softest ride&#8221; available; spinal injury rate of 1%

Passive leg restraints




THOSE BORN TO FLY LIVE TO WALK AWAY

Advanced rocket motor and stability package (STAPAC) compensate for pitch changes due to varied aircrew weight and aerodynamic effects, reducing the risk for injury.

Multi-platform compatibility

Lockheed Martin F-16 Boeing F-15 Northrop Grumman B-2 Lockheed Martin F-22   Rockwell B-1



FLY EASY WITH WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS AND SUPPORT

Currently providing support to 29 air forces worldwide, with an installed fleet of thousands of ACES II® and hundreds of ACES 5® seats.

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