Avon Protection is pleased to announce the launch of its next generation tactical SCBA, the ST54, specifically developed for the tactical operator.

The ST54 was designed and built for the global tactical SCBA operator, delivering state of the art scalable respiratory protection in the most austere of environments. Combined with Avon Protection’s FM54 mask, the system provides an advanced modular breathing apparatus to enable positive pressure SCBA and/or PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) capability across the spectrum of CBRN operations and in the most demanding of tactical scenarios. The ST54 enables an immediate response to changing operational conditions in one complete modular system, rapidly selecting the most appropriate level of protection for the threat and operational environment.

Drawing its DNA from the field proven, revolutionary ST53, the next generation has been optimised as a future proofed hybrid system, providing operational flexibility, with exceptional comfort and durability. The system has recently received NIOSH Industrial approval and forms part of the sole source contract to supply the U.S. Department of Defense (“DOD”) with the M53A1 mask and AvonAir modular powered air system, ST54 and related accessories, awarded earlier this year.

Commenting on the launch Justin Hine, Global Military Product Manager said “The ST53 is already proven in service worldwide, including most recently with UK police. Building on this platform to deliver the ST54 enables us provide users with the most comfortable, durable, fully integrated tactical SCBA on market.”

Visit the ST54 on the Avon Protection stand (N9-250) – ENDS –

For further product information and all media enquiries contact:

Natasha Wellon | Global Marketing Director – Military

Avon Protection • Hampton Park West • Semington Road • Melksham • SN12 6NB • UK T +44 (0) 1225 896 363 M +44 (0) 7824 498 076 E natasha.wellon@avon-protection.com

About Avon Protection:

Over our 130 year history of innovation, design and engineering, Avon Protection have exclusively focused on the military, law enforcement, firefighting and industrial markets. Understanding the unique requirements of these specialist, high threat, user groups has enabled Avon Protection to become the recognised global market leader for respiratory products in this field.

Our capabilities include the design, development, test and manufacture of respirators, filters, escape hoods, powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), hybrid systems, thermal imaging cameras, dive computers and closed circuit rebreathers. This depth of specialisation and understanding has ensured that Avon Protection’s customers place their trust in our products to protect them from every possible threat, in the most demanding of environments.

For more information about the company’s products visit: http://www.avon-protection.com