Avon Protection's C50 and MP-PAPR selected by Swedish Police

Posted on 15 February, 2024 by Advance 

Avon Protection has announced that its strategic partner Promoteq received a seven-year contract from the Swedish Police Authority for its C50 protective mask and MP-PAPR Multi-Position Powered Air Purifying Respirator.

Above: A police officer entering a building wearing a C50 protective mask and MP-PAPR.
Courtesy Avon

The agreement includes a two-year initial contract plus five one-year options. Deliveries against the contract will begin this year with orders over the life of the contract expected to total 30,000 C50s, 900 MP-PAPRs and associated accessories.

The C50 protective mask provides protection against multiple threat scenarios, including CBRN agents, Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and toxic industrial materials (TIMs). The system includes a respirator mask with panoramic single lens visor that offers advanced field-of-vision; C50, filter; and carrier. The mask is designed for superior comfort and incorporates a front-mounted exhale valve for clear, direct communications.

The MP-PAPR is a flexible Powered Air Purifying Respirator. It delivers a compact and easily integrated PAPR unit providing cooling, lower user burden and reduced pulmonary stress; and is constructed to be worn in multiple ways to maximise integration while delivering higher protection levels and improved well-being.

Both the C50 system and MP-PAPR are manufactured from a chlorobutyl rubber and silicone blend that delivers superior comfort while maximising protection, keeping the wearer more comfortable for longer operational periods.

Steve Elwell, President of Avon Protection said: “This contract award allows us to continue our integral role in providing CBRN protective capabilities for both the Swedish Police Authority and the Swedish Defense Material Administration, to which we supply the FM54 respirator, CS-PAPR and ST54 SCBA.

“We look forward to beginning deliveries of this mission-critical equipment to allow Sweden’s Police to carry out their mission safely and with confidence.”