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We are pleased to announce that we have completed the first successful year of delivery against the NATO framework contract and have delivered the 100,000th FM50 mask.

In 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) awarded Avon Protection a 10-year contract to supply a complete CBRN personal respirator system. The framework contract enables NATO countries and partners to purchase our market leading range of respiratory products, including the FM50, MP-PAPR, ST53, filters and related accessories.

Not only have we recently completed our first successful year of delivery against the 10-year contract, but we have now reached 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, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania and more recently Turkey, have already utilised 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 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 the most operationally proven and widely deployed battlefield respirator in the world.

Commenting, Steve Elwell, Vice President Europe, Middle East and Asia at Avon Protection, said:

“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 foreseeable future.”