Avon Protection has won a contract to supply two NATO Nations and one Partner; Belgium, Finland and Norway with their CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) respiratory protection. The order will include FM50 mask systems, filters, spares and accessories.
The FM50 provides operational flexibility required by NATO Allies and Partners forces; designed to protect troops in the most demanding of environments. 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 an operationally proven and widely deployed battlefield respirator.
Commenting, James Wilcox, President, Military at Avon Protection, said: “This order demonstrates the continued confidence and reliance on Avon Protection to supply product of the highest quality and performance to protect militaries around the world. We look forward to continuing our relationship with these strategically important customers to deliver and support this world leading capability.”
This is the first order for Avon Protection under the NATO Support & Procurement Agency contract worth $33 million. The framework contract enables NATO countries and partners to purchase Avon Protection’s respiratory protection system, based around FM50, full suite of filters, MP-PAPR, (Powered Air Purifying Respirator), ST53 (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and accessories.