Fresh air on demand [CANSEC2016D1]

25 May 2016

Avon Protection (Booth 521), a leader in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) respiratory protection, is continuing to develop products to meet the constantly changing CBRN threat environment, including 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 safer, increased duration on-target.

The wearer can seamlessly switch between APR, PAPR and SCBA (self-contained breathing apparatus) modes and the modular methodology allows them to add the CSPAPR to existing fielded systems. Avon’s ST53 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 as well as respiratory protection, the Avon Shield hybrid breathing system provides special operators with flexible APR, PAPR, SAR and SCBA breathing with the ability to use either a rod or cable 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 detect a person up to one mile away.

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