Avon Rubber secures multi million dollar US defence contract

Avon Rubber

Avon Rubber plc, based at Melksham, has been awarded a contract with a maximum value of $246 million over a duration of up to 7 years, to supply the U.S. Department of Defense with its M53A1 mask and powered air system and related accessories. The framework contract also covers additional Avon Protection products, including the ST54 self-contained breathing apparatus.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of the current 2019 financial year. The first order will contribute to Avon Rubber’s expected Military revenues for the 2019 financial year.

Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer at Avon Rubber, said: “This is another significant, multi-year contract for Avon Protection and demonstrates our ongoing focus on technological excellence and innovation leadership as we continue to deliver against our growth strategy.

“Together with the M69 aircrew mask contract announced at the beginning of the year, this underpins our medium term outlook and provides good visibility of revenues going forward.

“We continue to pursue a number of other identified opportunities with the DOD and Rest of World Military customers, which give us further confidence in the Group’s prospects.”

Avon Rubber is an innovative technology group, which designs and produces specialist products and services to maximise the performance and capabilities of its customers.

It specialises in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (“CBRN”) and respiratory protection systems, as well as milking point solutions through its two businesses Avon Protection and milkrite | InterPuls.

Avon Protection is the recognised global leader in advanced CBRN respiratory protection systems for the world’s Military, Law Enforcement and Fire markets.

milkrite | InterPuls is a global leader providing complete milking point solutions to farmers across the world with the aim of improving every farm it touches.