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Avon Protections MCM100 Underwater Rebreather Chosen by New Zealand Defence Force

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Avon Protections MCM100 Underwater Rebreather Chosen by New Zealand Defence Force
Avon Protections MCM100 Underwater Rebreather Chosen by New Zealand Defence Force
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Avon Protection, the leader in innovative underwater and CBRN protective equipment, is pleased to announce that its MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather has been selected by the New Zealand Defence Force to equip its navy divers. This significant contract includes the supply of MCM100 systems, spares and accessories, and a multi-year support programme. New Zealand joins a user community that includes other key NATO nations and partner navies. Initially developed and deployed with global militaries and specialist user groups, the MCM100 delivers enhanced diver safety and extended mission duration for military divers across the spectrum of shallow and deep-water diving operations; including explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), mine-countermeasures (MCM), Special Forces, covert subsurface infiltration, submarine release & infiltration, and manned underwater vehicle operations.

“In selecting the MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather, the New Zealand Defence Force is equipping its military divers with world-leading technology to enhance the safety and effectiveness of their increasingly diverse operations. We look forward to working with the New Zealand Defence Force as this system enters service and we continue to support their operations over the coming years,” said Kevin Gurr, Avon Protection’s Underwater Systems Director.

MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather. (Photo by Avon Protection)
MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather. (Photo by Avon Protection)

The electronically controlled, closed-circuit MCM100 uses advanced digital oxygen sensors and a native decompression algorithm to manage the oxygen and decompression risk. System and mission information is fed to the diver via a wrist or console-mounted handset display and a heads-up display, maximising system useability and allowing the user to focus on the mission rather than the equipment. Additionally, automated pre-dive sequencing reduces mission readiness time and enhances safety. The MCM100’s modular design ensures a future-proofed capability for the underwater operator, providing users flexibility in how and when they integrate new technologies as they become available or as their mission envelope changes.

Avon Protection is recognised as a world leader in CBRN protection and underwater systems, delivering mission-critical solutions for military, law enforcement & first responders worldwide. As an innovative capability provider, Avon Protection understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. This depth of specialisation and understanding has ensured products are designed to protect users in the most extreme of environments. Avon Protection are proud to have supplied protection solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and other allies since the 1920’s and remain the primary supplier of integrated protective equipment to NATO and the United States Department of Defense Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces.

MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather
MCM100 Multi-Role Rebreather. (Photo by Avon Protection)
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