Avon Rubber’s RPE business secures US DoD US$92 mn supply contract

January 8, 2019

Avon Rubber’s RPE business secures US DoD US$92 mn supply contract UK-headquartered Avon Rubber’s respiratory protective equipment (RPE) business, Avon Protection has been awarded a sole source contract to supply the US  Department of Defence (DoD) with the M69 Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Strategic Aircraft, related accessories and engineering support. The contract is valued at US$92.7million over a duration of up to seven years, being a five-year base period plus two further one-year option periods.

The first order under this contract is anticipated to come shortly with deliveries expected to commence in the second half of the current financial year.

Paul McDonald, CEO, said that the contract award which, following a collaborative development programme with the DoD, brings the M69 Aircrew Mask into production.” This is a significant new multi-year mask system platform for Avon Protection and extends our capabilities into the important aviation sector, “ he furthered.

Avon added that it is continuing to pursue a number of other identified opportunities with the DoD and Rest of World Military customers, both to extend its portfolio further and broaden its customer base.

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