• Home
  • Blogs
  • Ricochet Wins U.S. Airforce Contract Through 2027

Ricochet Wins $40M U.S. Air Force Contract as Sole Manufacturer of Firefighting Structural Turnout Gear Through 2027

Ricochet, Along with Partner ADS, Awarded Second Contract for Fire Emergency Services Personal Protective Equipment (FES PPE) Both Inside and Outside the Contiguous U.S.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 21, 2023 – Ricochet, a leading manufacturer of Fire, Rescue and EMS personal protective equipment, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to serve as the sole manufacturer for firefighting structural turnout gear. This contract, valued at $40M, is
a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Fire Emergency Services Personal Protective Equipment (FES PPE). Ricochet partners with ADS Inc., the prime vendor for this contract. The period of performance for the contract runs through Q4 of 2027.

“This award underscores Ricochet’s strong commitment to serving the military and our ability to scale up to meet the growing demand for best-in-class firefighting gear,” said Peter Askey, President, Ricochet. “We are proud and honored to continue to support the U.S. Air Force as the sole provider of structural/turnout gear since 2017, and remain deeply dedicated to serving firefighters.”

Ricochet, along with partner ADS Inc., was initially awarded a contract with the U.S. Air Force in 2017 to serve as the sole manufacturer for firefighting structural/turnout gear ($45M) and firefighting proximity gear ($23M) for all Air Force agencies worldwide. That contract successfully closed in Q3 of 2022. Ricochet has a strong history in providing PPE to the U.S. Military. In addition to serving the U.S. Air
Force, Ricochet has manufactured specialized PPE for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marines, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Secret Service, and other Federal Agencies.

About Ricochet

Ricochet is an industry leading manufacturer of sophisticated, high-tech Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is focused on protection, performance, and comfort. Ricochet has been headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over 20 years, with all manufacturing and operations located in a single master facility.

In addition to serving the United States Military, Ricochet serves customers in multiple sectors of public safety by providing custom engineered PPE including EMS gear for the Philadelphia and Honolulu Fire Departments, Technical Rescue gear to all FDNY Rescue and Squad companies, and structural/turnout gear to multiple Fire Departments throughout the United States and beyond. Ricochet is a long-standing member of FEMSA. For more information, contact us here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2023