Avon Protection has received an order to supply two NATO Nations and one Partner, Belgium, Finland and Norway with their market leading CBRN respiratory protection including FM50 mask systems, filters, spares and accessories. This is the first order for Avon Protection under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency contract worth $33 million. The framework contract enables NATO countries and partners to purchase Avon Protection’s market leading respiratory protection system, based around FM50, full suite of filters, MP-PAPR, (Powered Air Purifying Respirator), ST53 (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and accessories. It has been developed to counter the multiple CBRN threats encountered in modern warfare, anti-terrorist and peace-keeping operations.
Commenting, James Wilcox, President, Military at Avon Protection, said: “This order demonstrates the continued confidence and reliance on Avon Protection to supply product of the highest quality and performance to protect militaries around the world. We look forward to continuing our relationship with these strategically important customers to deliver and support this world leading capability.”
Developed in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense to counter the multiple CBRN threats met in modern war fighting, anti-terrorist and peace-keeping operations, the FM50 is the most operationally proven and widely deployed battlefield respirator in the world. The twin filter conformal system sits close against the face, providing the wearer with high protection and very low breathing resistance. Twin filters also make it a much more comfortable mask to wear and also allows greater ease of weapon deployment. Outstanding vision is provided with the introduction of Avon Protection’s new wide panoramic flexible visor which is the result of our new bonding technology that incorporates both visual clarity and integral durability and easy fluid intake.
Avon Rubber p.l.c. is a world leader in the design, test and manufacture of advanced CBRN respiratory protection solutions to the world’s military, law enforcement, first responder, emergency services, fire and industrial markets. Avon has a unique capability in CBRN protection based on a range of advanced CBRN technologies in respirator design, filtration and compressed air breathing apparatus. This enables Avon to develop specialized solutions that take full account of user requirements.