Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Manufacturer lands face mask deal with US military

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Melksham-based manufacturer Avon Rubber will supply the US military with filters for its M50 face masks system under a $127 million dual source contract.

The deal with the Department of Defense will run for up to seven years – a five-year base period plus two further one-year extension periods.

Avon Protection said it anticipates receiving the contract and first order shortly, with deliveries expected to commence in our 2021 financial year.

"We look forward to continuing to deliver the highest performing and highest quality respiratory protection to the US Department of Defense," said Avon Rubber CEO Paul McDonald.

"This award together with the M50 mask system sustainment contract announced in June, will further underpin our ongoing sustainable revenues from the Department of Defense’s installed base of over two million M50 mask systems.”