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12 Feb 15. The French Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de
l’Armement) successfully carried out the first firing of MMP (Missile de Moyenne Portée or Medium Range Missile), the successor to the Milan weapon system. Carried out at the DGA Techniques Terrestres site in Bourges (central France), the firing test served to confirm MMP’s excellent accuracy in locking onto a target at a distance of more than 4,000m and that was hidden from view at launch. This success is the result of the coordinated efforts of both state (DGA and French Army) and industrial (MBDA France) participants. MMP is a high technology, new generation missile forming one of the French MoD’s new programmes within the Military Planning Act 2014-2019 aimed at modernising the French Army. This versatile missile, conceived by MBDA France, is currently in its development phase following the notification of a development contract by the DGA on 3rd December 2013. It will enable the armed forces to neutralise, with a high level of precision, the many different types of target that might be confronted during operations, ensuring that collateral damage is kept to a minimum and at the same time maximizing the safety of the operator. The delivery date of the system to the French Army is scheduled for 2017. Further test firings have already been programmed by the DGA Techniques Terrestres to take place during the first quarter of 2015.
12 Feb 15. Avon Protection launching comprehensive world class CBRN solutions. New turnkey CBRN Solutions from Avon Protection. Avon Protection, the world leading respiratory protection provider, has developed a new range of comprehensive end-to-end CBRN solutions with its strategic partner, SecureBio Ltd. Avon Protection, part of the Avon Rubber plc. company, and SecureBio Ltd., a specialist CBRN consultancy, came together in 2014 to offer specialist CBRN consultancy and training services together with market leading respiratory protection products. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, formerly COO of SecureBio ltd and with a military background spanning 23 years, moved to Avon as Managing Director CBRN to provide a new total service providing a world class, unparalleled, single point of contact service for all global CBRN requirements. “I am honoured to join Avon, having worn and trusted Avon Protection respiratory products throughout my career in the British Army and subsequently in Syria and Iraq. Avon’s products are a cut above anything else currently offered on the market, providing ultimate protection, comfort and the flexibility required by users across all markets.” De Bretton-Gordon says.
New PPE kits
Avon will show their new PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kits at IDEX. Based around the tried and tested NH15 escape hood, these packs provide equipment for comprehensive personal protection and decontamination. With a range of options to procure the kits, including options to lease or hire, this new offering from Avon provides an all-inclusive solution.
“Avon is enhancing the world leading NH 15 with a range of ensembles offering respiratory protection, suits, gloves and personal decontamination solutions and biological and explosives detection.
suits and gloves and personal decontamination equipment – evidence shows that secondary decontamination is the biggest killer post a CBRN event and hence our individual packs cover all eventualities’’ says De Bretton-Gordon.
Unique Major Event Support Portfolio
Avon will be launching its new and unique support packages for major global events. This Major Event Support Portfolio gives comprehensive CBRN and HAZMAT support for political, cultural, religious and sporting events worldwide. Providing equipment and advice, this turnkey service supplies a range of options to procure Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including