One Millionth Respirator Delivered
NBC-Sys, a Nexter Group company, has inaugurated a fully automated production line for its entire range of nuclear, bacteriological and chemical filter cartridges, the company announced on 25 November.
Installed at the Saint-Chamond plant, the strategic asset will guarantee the French armed forces’ supply of current cartridges and the entire range of cartridges for the new EPIA (individual protection kit for the armed forces) programme by 2025. The occasion was also used to mark the delivery of the one millionth ARFA respirator, production of which continues at the rate of tens of thousands per annum.
Under the EPIA programme, NBC-Sys is designing the French armed forces’ future gas mask – intended to equip them for the next 30 years. Deputy CEO, Jean-Marie Mathelin, observed that the new production line reinforces “the position of NBC-Sys as the strategic supplier of CBRN individual protection solutions for the French armed forces for the next decades.”