Avon Protection has announced the successful first delivery of its new EXOSKIN boots and gloves range to a key military customer in Asia.
The EXOSKIN range of CBRN boots and gloves was developed in response to the rising chemical weapon threat across military and non-military theaters, to protect personnel without compromising the wearer’s tactical agility in the field.
Avon Protection’s EXOSKIN-B1 boot is designed to provide improved durability and agility, with quick-release straps to secure the garment over standard footwear. A highly textured sole aims to improve the wearer’s manoeuvrability in underfoot conditions. In addition, it is 100% leak tested.
The ambidextrous EXOSKIN-G1 glove is designed to allow for the handling and operation of electronic touch screen devices, with a rubberized outer layer textured to maintain grip in wet conditions, and an intelligent, seamless inner knitted liner that has a conductive tip on both the thumb and forefinger.
“This first delivery to a long-term user of our equipment marks a major development for Avon Protection’s reach into the international CBRN protection market beyond our widely deployed respirators and face mask portfolio – and is testament to the confidence our existing customers have in our CBRN protection knowledge and experience,” said Steve Elwell, Vice President UK and International at Avon Protection. “Reaching this point is a culmination of an exceptional cross-team effort to set up the production capability and get these protective garments into the hands of the user in an expediated timeframe.”
This latest delivery will see the customer add the EXOSKIN boots and gloves to its currently-deployed Avon Protection respirator protective equipment, enhancing CBRN protection capabilities for its deployed personnel from a single vendor.