New respirators for UK armed forces
Avon Protection has received a £16 million contract to manufacture and supply respirators for the UK armed forces, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on 1 November.
The respirators have already completed 18 months of successful tests and trials.
The lightweight General Service Respirators (GSRs) are designed to protect the wearer while ensuring they can communicate effectively on the battlefield. The system has a twin-canister, single-visor mask design and uses high-performance filtration technology.
GSRs will be fitted and issued to all UK service personnel across the British Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
The company is aiming to produce an initial batch of 15,380 GSRs over the next 12 months and will also supply in-service support for the equipment.
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