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Avon Protection launches EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit

Avon Protection today launched its new EXOSKIN-S1 CBRN protective suit - a pivotal addition to its range of CBRN protective wear - at ENFORCE TAC 2024, being held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany (26th-28th February).

Above: The EXOSKIN-S1 suit, EXOSKIN-B1 boots and EXOSKIN-G1 gloves and FM50 respirator system.
Courtesy Avon Protection

This launch marks a significant milestone in Avon Protection’s mission to deliver advanced protective capabilities for individuals operating in a CBRN threat environment worldwide.

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The EXOSKIN-S1 suit, EXOSKIN-B1 boots and EXOSKIN-G1 gloves and FM50 respirator system.

Designed to meet the rigorous NATO AEP-38 standard, the EXOSKIN-S1 offers unmatched defence against vapour, liquid and particulate Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA), Toxic Industrial Chemical (TIC) and biological threats for up to 24 hours at a time, giving the wearer continuous protection for extended operational durations. It integrates seamlessly with Avon Protection’s range of EXOSKIN CBRN protective wear and respiratory systems while maximising the safety, comfort and agility of operators in the field.

The EXOSKIN-S1 suit completed its MIST testing to achieve the AEP-38 standard as part of Avon Protection’s integrated outer protection ensemble, which includes the EXOSKIN boots and gloves. Achieving the AEP-38 standard means, that for the first time, users can purchase a full-body CBRN protective system from a single supplier, along with Avon Protection’s market-leading range of CBRN respirators and accessories.

“Our goal is to take full responsibility for the entire protection system by controlling the design, integration and performance of all the components needed to keep personnel safe while operating in complex CBRN environments,” Justin Hine, Director of Strategy & Capability at Avon Protection, said. “In doing so, we are approaching the CBRN protection market in a novel way: users can acquire their life-protecting ensemble equipment from a single supplier who is accountable for the entire CBRN equipment ecosystem, all while benefiting from the superior safety and assurance of the Avon Protection brand they know and trust.”

Engineered with a cotton poly outer layer and activated carbon inner lining, the EXOSKIN-S1 features an integrated hood with a double elasticated aperture for a secure seal around the wearer’s respirator. Hook and loop adjustable tabs on the lower legs, and an inner leg gaiter with stirrup prevent ingress at the ankle, and a unique smart layer design with a thumb loop prevents ingress at the wrist. The suit also features two jacket zip designs with hook and loop fastening for improved integration with body armour.

With NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) contracts for its EXOSKIN boots and gloves, as well as the FM50 respirator and accessories, Avon Protection remains at the forefront of CBRN protective technology. Its extensive range of CBRN respiratory technologies, including Air Purifying Respirators (APRs), escape devices, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR), and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), delivers protection to over 4 million users worldwide.
 
Avon Protection is currently exhibiting at ENFORCE TAC 2024, taking place at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, Germany (26th-28th February).

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