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.
Passive head and neck protection deployed. Exceeds F-35 requirements with <5% risk of major injury.
Advanced rocket motor and stability package (STAPAC) compensate for pitch changes due to varied aircrew weight and aerodynamic effects, reducing the risk for injury.
Currently providing support to 29 air forces worldwide, with an installed fleet of thousands of ACES II® and hundreds of ACES 5® seats.