Avon Protection, an Avon Protection plc. company, is recognised as a world leader in respiratory and head protection, delivering life critical solutions for Militaries and First Responders worldwide.
As an innovative capability provider, Avon Protection understand the unique requirements of the modern warfighter and tactical operator. This depth of specialisation and understanding has ensured products are designed to protect users in the most extreme of environments.
Avon Protection are proud to have supplied protection solutions to the UK Ministry of Defence and other allies since the 1920’s and remain the primary supplier of integrated protective equipment to NATO and the United States Department of Defense Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Special Operations Forces.
Avon Protection are at the capability frontline of numerous national defense and tactical deployment strategies. Leveraging its Military pedigree, Avon Protection has brought the First Responder market field proven protection solutions that meet the complex needs of the tactical operator. Evolving protection capability to meet the operational needs has meant Avon Protection are recognised as a market leader among Law Enforcement and SWAT users around the world.
The Avon Protection portfolio of life critical protection systems include the design, development, test and manufacture of respirators, helmets, escape hoods, powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), closed circuit rebreathers and thermal imaging cameras.
Key products include:
The 50 series air purifying respirator platform (comprising the C50, FM50, HMK150, FM53 & FM54 with combined filtering) is the most comprehensive set of respiratory solutions on the market, all designed to protect against the multiple and unknown threats of today.
The C50 General Service Mask was developed in line with the latest NATO requirements and has achieved both CE and NIOSH CBRN certifications. With the appropriate filter, the C50 can protect against a wide range of CBRN threats.
The FM50 twin conformal filter general service military mask has been developed to counter the multiple CBRN threats encountered in modern war fighting and is compliant with NATO requirements and available via NSPA. It is a derivative of the M50 Joint Services General Purpose Mask, which is the sole respirator of all four US armed forces and the US Coast Guard.
The HMK150 is based on the 50 series mask platform, teamed with Schuberth to provide flawless integration of the HM50 mask with the P100N helmet. For use in the harshest environments and CE marked for CBRN protection, the HMK150 has been specifically designed for CBRN and Riot Control.
The FM53 offers users the highest levels of versatility, comfort and protection. It features the patented twin exhalation valve, providing the capability to switch between APR, PAPR & SCBA protection. Its unique shape allows for the easy incorporation of a helmet interface and includes a range of accessories including visor attachments. This CE & NIOSH certified mask is quickly becoming the first-choice mask for SWAT teams, Special Forces and Police Forces worldwide.
The FM54 has been developed to build on the success of the FM53. This flame hardened mask provides Specialist Operators with maximum levels of protection to the face, eye and respiratory tract from CBRN, Riot Agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals and Toxic Industrial Materials whilst maintaining extreme user flexibility as mission profiles change. Functioning in both negative and positive pressure modes (APR, PAPR, SCBA & CCBA), the enhanced, robust lever located on the VREU, switches modes form positive to negative pressure without the removal of optional VRU or loss of protection.
The ST53 is the most technically advances respiratory system on the market today, and is the first choice for Special Forces, Police Specialist Tactical Units and Narcotic Clandestine Laboratory Entry Groups. It offers the user, at the flick of a lever, the ability to change between filter mode and supplied air, therefore improving response times by eliminating the need to leave the scene of an incident in order to change PPE.
The NH15 is the smallest and most compact escape hood on the market, approved to carry both CE and NIOSH markings. It’s low cost and makes it the ideal solution for police and emergency services seeking immediate or emergency respiratory protection in a CBRN scenario. The NIOSH certified NH15 Combo builds on the success of the NH15 by offering unsurpassed levels of respiratory protection for escape from hazardous CBRN environments as well as offering protection in environments when dangerously high levels of Carbon Monoxide are present.
The CH15 Escape Hood is a revolutionary, ultra-thin, single size respiratory escape device that provides a minimum of 15 minutes of respiratory, vision and facial protection against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats. Developed in conjunction with The Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), this next generation escape respirator provides all around rapid deployment protection for specialist users and protective detail. Avon Protection’s smallest ever design, the CH15 can always be on hand for the unexpected.
The MCM100 is a deep diving, air and mixed gas electronic rebreather, specially designed to be compatible with Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Mine Countermeasures (MCM) diving operations. Developed in collaboration with the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Avon Protection MCM100 is capable of integrating with a range of military diving applications.
For further information on the latest Avon Protection products and innovations, visit the website at www.avon-protection.com