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PRESS RELEASE - Avon Protection Launch New Tactical Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) at DSEI 2019

Date: 11 September 2019

Avon Protection is pleased to announce the launch of its next generation tactical SCBA, the ST54, specifically developed for the tactical operator.

The ST54 was designed and built for the global tactical SCBA operator, delivering state of the art scalable respiratory protection in the most austere of environments.  Combined with Avon Protection's FM54 mask, the system provides an advanced modular breathing apparatus to enable positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) capability across the spectrum of CBRN operations and in the most demanding of tactical scenarios.  The ST54 enables an immediate response to changing operational conditions in one complete modular system, rapidly selecting the most appropriate level of protection for the threat and operational environment.

Drawing its DNA from the field proven, revolutionary ST53, the next generation has been optimised as a future proofed hybrid system, providing operational flexibility, with exceptional comfort and durability. The system has recently received NIOSH Industrial approval and forms part of the sole source contract to supply the U.S. Department of Defense ("DOD") with the M53A1 mask and AvonAir modular powered air system, ST54 and related accessories, awarded earlier this year.

Commenting on the launch Justin Hine, Global Military Product Manager said “The ST53 is already proven in service worldwide, including most recently with UK police. Building on this platform to deliver the ST54 enables us provide users with the most comfortable, durable, fully integrated tactical SCBA on market.”

Visit the ST54 on the Avon Protection stand (N9-250)