24 Jun '16, 6pm

Exclusive: USAF Weighing Replacement F-35 Ejection Seat

The ACES 5 seat deals features a stabilization system the company calls “STAPAC,” which helps correct for pitch during an ejection. The ACES 5 design also features a headrest which pushes the pilots head down during ejection, stabilizing it during the process, which could help alleviate the risks there. Martin-Baker is working on adding a similar feature to its next seat version, which would add a fabric panel that will protect the pilot’s head from moving backward during the parachute opening.

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