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Avon Protection Delivers 100,000th FM50 Respirator to NATO

Most Widely Deployed Battlefield Respirator in the World

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 the company’s respirator systems, including the FM50, MP-PAPR, ST53, filters and related accessories.

Not only has Avon Protection recently completed its first successful year of delivery against the contract, but it has now reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 100,000th FM50 across all NATO nations.

The FM50 respirator and a suite of filters are at the core of the personal respirator system selected by NSPA. Developed in conjunction with US DoD to counter the multiple CBRN threats met in modern battlefield, anti-terrorist and peace-keeping operations, 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 used the framework contract to equip their military personnel.

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,” commented Steve Elwell, VP Europe, Middle East & Africa).


The most widely deployed and operationally proven battlefield respirator in the world. (Avon Protection)

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