In 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded Avon Protection a 10-year contract to supply a complete CBRN personal respirator system. The framework contract enables NATO countries and partners to purchase Avon Protection’s market leading respirator system, including the FM50, MP-PAPR, ST53, filters and related accessories. Not only have Avon Protection recently completed their first successful year of delivery against the 10-year contract, but they have now reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100,000th FM50 across all NATO nations.
Commenting, Steve Elwell, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Asia at Avon Protection, said:“This is a significant milestone for Avon Protection and demonstrates the ability of our business to supply product of the highest quality and performance to protect NATO’s troops for the forseeable future.”
The FM50 is the most operationally proven and widely deployed battlefield respirator in the world. Many NATO countries and partners, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania and more recently Turkey, have already utilised the framework contract to equip their military personnel. The FM50 respirator and a suite of filters are at the core of the personal respirator system selected by NSPA. 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.
Avon Protection is recognized as a world leader in respiratory and head protection, delivering life critical solutions for Militaries and First Responders worldwide. As an innovative capability provider, we understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. This depth of specialization and understanding has ensured products are designed to protect our users in the most extreme of environments. The company have been supplying protection solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and other allies since the 1920’s and are a primary supplier of integrated protective equipment to NATO and the United States Department of Defense Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces.