In 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded Avon Protection a 10-year contract to supply a complete Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (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.
Avon Protection recently completed its first successful year of delivery against the 10-year contract, reaching a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100,000th FM50 across all NATO nations.
The FM50 is the most operationally proven and widely deployed battlefield respirator in the world. Many NATO countries and partners have already utilized 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 U.S. 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.
“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,” said Steve Elwell, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Asia at Avon Protection.