The order was valued at $33m and meant that orders for their JSGPM mask system now reached 1.4m systems. This provides Avon with order coverage in line with expectations for the remainder of this financial year and excellent visibility of M50 sales for well into our 2015 financial year.

Avon’s reputation with the US DOD has developed over recent years with the company winning an IDIQ contract for filter spares, which has a maximum order quantity of 2.4m filter pairs per year and 12m filter pairs over the contract term. Last year the company won a contract with the DoD to develop a modified version of its renowned M53 mask to provide protection to a wide range of operators in its fleet of Fixed Wing aircraft. The modified full face mask will provide the DOD aircrew community with upgraded CBRNe respiratory protection under the JSAM (Joint service Aircrew Mask) program.

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