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PRESS RELEASE - Avon Protection Showcases World-leading CBRN Respiratory Protection Equipment and Services at Defexpo 16

Date: 01 March 2016

Avon Protection Showcases World-leading Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Respiratory Protection Equipment and Services at Defexpo 16

Stand number - Hall 10, stand 10.4.2

Avon Protection will be showcasing its world-leading chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear respiratory protection equipment and services together with the argus range of thermal imaging cameras at Defexpo 2016.

Avon Protection is a world-leader in respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and services, providing complete solutions for air, land and sea based personnel in over 60 countries around the world.

“Defexpo is the ideal platform for presenting our range of CBRN respiratory products, services and thermal imagers”, explains Nick Primavesi, Sales Director Asia at Avon Protection. “Our products meet the requirements of the the Indian defence sector and this exhibition is the ideal place to meet and share knowledge.”

Nick continues: “Our products are developed in close consultation with end-users in response to very stringent demands. We constantly strive to meet our customers’ requirements, meaning innovation is ongoing and ever changing.”

Avon’s end-to-end solutions for the changing threat environment

At Avon we know and understand the threat today and what it means for the future. The last decade has clearly demonstrated that the nature of threats to international security has changed significantly. In response we have broadened our offering to deliver customized threat-focused end-to-end security solutions, underpinned by expert analysis, innovation and operational experience. Consultancy and support for tailored pre-incident and threat analysis, incident response, and the restoration of ‘business as usual’ is combined with our world-leading CBRN products and expert training.

World-leading CBRN products on display

Our trusted 50 series respiratory masks are standard issue to the US military and other highly regarded specialist agencies worldwide, and meet both CE and NIOSH specifications for gas masks and breathing equipment. The FM53/CSPAPR/ST53 Combination Unit Respirator System will be available for demonstration on the Avon stand.

The new Avon CSPAPR™ is the newest generation of CBRN Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) designed for use in Combination Unit Respirators (CURs). The ability to change protection levels dependent on the threat provides the wearer with increased duration and safer operation. The low profile shape of the Avon CSPAPR delivers best-in-class integration with self contained breathing apparatus systems, and delivers reduced weight and size compared to other systems. Deploying crush proof hose technology, the quick release mask connection includes a single rotary selector that allows the wearer to select all modes of protection with one simple action. Lighter and smaller than legacy equipment, the optional auto filter covers module seal off the PAPR filters to protect against extreme environments when in SCBA mode.

Argus thermal imaging cameras on display

Avon Protection’s argus thermal imaging cameras have been used by the Indian Navy for over 20 years.

Our P Type and TT Type cameras are also in use with Indian security, law enforcement and border patrol agencies for perimeter surveillance and potential threat identification.

Field proven, our cameras deliver reliable detection, identification and recognition thermal imagery, are light enough to be carried on routine patrol and versatile enough to be used to save lives across the spectrum of operations.

The argus P Type camera is ideal for security patrols at high value locations such as airports and airbases, oil refineries and mining operations, critical national infrastructure, nuclear, military and intelligence facilities. The camera can assist patrols in rapidly detecting potential threats, identifying the nature of the threat and supporting interdiction operations through the capture of high quality images.

The TT camera is ideal for supporting anti-smuggling operations and vehicle check points. The camera’s dynamic range of thermal detection, identification and recognition software enables the operator to rapidly identify changes in heat signatures, such as from hidden cavities, changes in materials or concealed individuals. When used as an aide to search, the TT may be used to identify concealed devices, hidden weapons or suspicious activity.