Avon Protection awarded US DoD M50 mask system sustainment contract


Avon Rubber p.l.c. is pleased to announce that Avon Protection has been awarded a sole source requirements contract to supply the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) with the M50 Mask System, related spares and accessories. The contract has an initial maximum value of $50 million over a duration of five years.

Avon Protection anticipates receiving the first order under this contract shortly with deliveries expected to commence in the second half of the current financial year and contributing to our expected Military revenues for the 2020 financial year.

Commenting, Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, said: “I am delighted to announce this sole source M50 sustainment contract which further underpins the outlook for our Military business and demonstrates our long-term relationship with this important customer.

“The M50 mask system remains an important part of our Avon Protection portfolio, with the installed base of over two million masks continuing to support strong sustainable revenues from replacement mask systems as well as filters, spares and accessories.”

AVON Protection air purifying respirators are in service with the South African Police and South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Special Forces.

AVON Protection is represented in South Africa by ECM Technologies (Pty) Ltd.

About ECM Technologies (Pty) Ltd.
Established in South Africa in 1985, ECM Technologies is a highly specialised technology-driven company with 35 years of experience in the supply of superior solutions to the defence industry. The company is South Africa’s leading supplier of CBRN defence solutions. The company also specialises in optics and electro optics, EOD/C-IED (bomb disposal) equipment, runflat systems for armoured vehicles and modular steel bridging systems.

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