The delivery will see the customer add the EXOSKIN boots and gloves to its currently-deployed Avon Protection respirator protective equipment, enhancing CBRN protection capabilities for its deployed personnel from a single vendor.
The EXOSKIN range of CBRN boots and gloves was developed in response to the rising chemical weapon threat across military and non-military theatres, to protect personnel without compromising the wearer’s tactical agility in the field.
The EXOSKIN-B1 boot provides improved durability and agility , with quick-release straps to secure the garment over standard footwear. A highly textured sole improves the wearer’s manoeuvrability in all underfoot conditions. In addition, it is 100 percent leak tested. The ambidextrous EXOSKIN-G1 glove is designed to allow for the handling and operation of electronic touch screen devices, with a rubberised outer layer textured to maintain grip in wet conditions, and an intelligent, seamless inner knitted liner that has a conductive tip on both the thumb and forefinger.
Steve Elwell, Vice President UK and International at Avon Protection, said: “This first delivery to a long-term user of our equipment marks a major development for Avon Protection’s reach into the international CBRN protection market beyond our widely deployed respirators and face mask portfolio – and is testament to the confidence our existing customers have in our CBRN protection knowledge and experience. Reaching this point is a culmination of an exceptional cross-team effort to set up the production capability and get these protective garments into the hands of the user in an expediated timeframe.”