SOFEX 2016

A breath of fresh air [SOFEX16D1]

10 May 2016

Avon Protection (Hall 6, Stand C615), a leader in chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological (CBRN) respiratory protection with a 20-year track record in the Middle East, is continuing to develop products to meet the constantly changing CBRN threat environment.

Its latest products include the CSPAPR, the newest generation of CBRN powered air purifying respirator (PAPR). Designed for use in combination unit respirators, the CSPAPR allows the user to change levels of protection dependent on the threat, providing increased duration on target and safer operation. The wearer can seamlessly switch between APR, PAPR and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) modes of protection and the modular methodology allows the user to add the CSPAPR to existing fielded systems.

Avon’s ST53 respiratory protection system combines the FM53 mask technology with an advanced modular breathing system to provide positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR capability for specialist operations. It was developed to allow a fast response to changing operational conditions with the ability to switch between negative (filter) and positive (SCBA) pressure via a lever on the front of the mask.

If a breaching system is required in addition to respiratory protection, Avon’s hybrid breathing system, the Avon Shield, provides special operators with a flexible APR, PAPR, SAR and SCBA breathing system, with the ability to use either a conventional rod-style or cable-style cutting torch.

For special forces covert surveillance and border protection, the Argus P-Type thermal imaging camera detects the heat signatures of people and objects and can locate a person up to one mile away.

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