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Avon Protection Awarded GBP 38 Million UK MoD Contract to Supply of General Service Respirator

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Avon Protection Awarded GBP 38 Million UK MoD Contract to Supply of General Service Respirator

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Avon Protection Awarded GBP 38 Million UK MoD Contract to Supply of General Service Respirator
Avon Protection Awarded GBP 38 Million UK MoD Contract to Supply of General Service Respirator

Avon Protection has won the tender for the continued supply of the General Service Respirator (“GSR”) and associated in service support for the UK Ministry of Defence (“MoD”). Avon has been supplying the MoD with GSR masks since 2018 and this new contract award will enable Avon to continue to help protect the lives of people serving in the UK Armed Forces, sustaining the UK’s domestic CBRN protection production capability. The contract, over four years, with five further 12-month option periods is valued at up to £38 million. This award is strategically important for Avon. It demonstrates our continued technological leadership in CBRN respiratory protection and provides a strong foundation for our UK business over the medium and long term.

Richard Bloomfield, Head of Electronic Warfare and CBRN at MoD Defence Equipment and Support, said: “We welcome the award of this contract, which will ensure continued support of the respiratory protection available to our armed forces. We have worked with Avon on supporting GSR for the past 6 years and look forward to continuing this relationship, offering high levels of protection to our troops across the world.”

Jos Sclater, Chief Executive Officer at Avon Protection plc, said:“We are very proud to have won this competitive tender with the UK MoD and to continue supporting the UK’s objectives of providing the highest quality, most reliable and trusted protection equipment for the UK’s service men and women. As we have seen with the reported deployment of chemical agents in Ukraine and in other recent conflicts, the highest grade CBRN protection is critical to operational capability for warfighters in the evolving reality of near-peer, hybrid warfare. We look forward to continuing to provide the UK with a world-leading sovereign capability in CBRN protection from our facility in Melksham and developing new technologies which will provide unparalleled protection for those who defend our nation.”

Avon Protection plc is a British company that specialises in the engineering and manufacturing of respiratory protection equipment for military, law enforcement and fire personnel. Its corporate headquarters are 3 km (1.9 mi) south of Melksham in Wiltshire, England, at the Hampton Park West development. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Avon Protection supply respiratory and head protection portfolio to customers across the globe from our manufacturing sites in the UK and North America. Avon Protection are a world leader in protective equipment, with a reputation for innovative design, high-performance quality and specialist materials expertise.

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