Avon Protection is pleased to announce they have received an order from the Royal Netherlands Army for FM50 masks and FM61EU filters under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract. The Netherlands joins other NATO Nations and Partners, Norway, Belgium and Finland, in purchasing the FM50 to protect their militaries. 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.
Commenting, James Wilcox, President, Military at Avon Protection, said: “We are proud The Netherlands continues to choose Avon Protection to provide the best CBRN protective equipment for their troops. We look forward to continuing our relationship with this strategically important customer to deliver and support this world leading military capability.”
The FM50 is part of the latest generation of Avon CBRN full face mask, specifically designed to meet the latest NATO forces military mask requirements. It has been developed to counter the multiple CBRN threats encountered in modern warfare, anti-terrorist and peace-keeping operations. The twin filter conformal system sits close against the face, providing the wearer with high protection and very low breathing resistance. 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. Avon has a strong heritage in designing and manufacturing respirators and combining this with the wealth of experience within the workforce it has secured Avon’s position as the world leader in the design, development and manufacture.