NATO Support and Procurement Agency Contract
We continue to leverage our technology leadership position to attract new and legacy Rest of World customers and as a result continue to build a strong pipeline of customers for our respiratory protection products. The collaborative development programme with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), which provides support to NATO nations, NATO military authorities and partner nations, is an exceptional example of our ability to maximise growth from our existing product portfolio and widen our customer base.
The 10 year framework contract with the NSPA, which was awarded in the second half of the year, will enable NATO countries and NATO affiliated nations to purchase our market leading respirator system, based around FM50, full suite of filters, MP-PAPR, (Powered Air Purifying Respirator), ST53 (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus) and accessories.
The procurement was led by Finland and Norway to establish technical requirements and complete demanding end user testing. Understanding the operational flexibility required by NATO forces was key to meeting these requirements, with our unique modular respirator system chosen to protect NATO troops in the most demanding environments.
First orders and deliveries under the new contract will provide access to our broad respiratory portfolio including: