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Avon Protection launches new military dive rebreather

The MCM100 is a deep diving, air and mixed gas, electronically controlled rebreather designed for explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasures diving operations.

altBuilding on its position at the forefront of diving rebreather designs, advanced data handling and decompression physiology, Avon Protection is proud to announce the launch of its new mine counter measures rebreather.

The MCM100 is a high performance, deep diving, air and mixed gas, electronically controlled rebreather that is designed for explosive ordnance disposal and mine countermeasures diving operations. The MCM100 has been CE tested to 100m, which is suitable for a range of military or tactical diving disciplines such as mine countermeasure (MCM), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) shallow or deep, mine investigation and exploration (MIE), and special operations forces (SOF).

Avon has recently won its first significant order to supply a Scandinavian military with MCM100 underwater rebreathers, together with in-service support.

Leon Klapwijk, president of Avon Protection, said: "We are extremely excited to be bring to market an underwater diving product with such high levels of innovation. Avon Protection continues to remain at the forefront of technology; we continue to meet the needs of our customers to ensure they remain protected against the continually evolving threat."

Avon Protection is exclusively represented in South Africa by ECM Technologies.

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Avon Protection

Avon Protection is a world leader in respiratory protective equipment (RPE), providing complete solutions for air, land and sea-based personnel in military, law enforcement, first responder community, firefighting and industrial sectors globally. Avon's portfolio of innovative, high-performance products include escape devices, full face masks, powered air systems, self-contained breathing apparatus, and a full range of filters and accessories to deliver maximum operational flexibility and accommodate changing threats. Avon products are in service worldwide, including with the SANDF and the SAPS.

ECM Technologies

Established in South Africa in 1985, ECM Technologies is a highly specialised technology-driven company with three decades' experience in the supply of superior solutions to the defence industry. In addition to the advanced systems from Avon Protection, the company also specialises in optics and electro-optics, EOD/C-IED (bomb disposal) equipment and CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) detection, protection and decontamination tools as well as RunFlat systems.

Editorial contacts:
ECM Technologies
Eric Milburn
(012) 329 4116


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