Avon Protection has launched a revolutionary new, ultra-thin, portable escape hood that provides a minimum of 15 mins of respiratory and facial protection against CBRN threats, the company announced on 10 March.

Significant changes in the threat profile over the last decade demonstrates that, today, most threats are unplanned. The new CH15 was developed after an emerging requirement from specialist users sought instant protection from all CBRN materials in a live threat situation. Developed in conjunction with the US Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO – which has now become the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate or IWTSD), the CH15 escape hood provides rapid deployment respiratory protection for military personnel, first responders and protective detail.

The CH15 offers a different approach to carrying respiratory protection, this device offers what no other traditional respirator can, a low profile, lightweight, one-size-fits-all solution that is small and light enough to be carried at all times. This unique portable solution means the CH15 can always be on hand for the unexpected,” explained Justin Hine, Avon’s Global Product Manager.

Capability and threats are always evolving; at Avon Protection we are continuously working with our customers worldwide to ensure we design, develop and deliver world-leading solutions to ensure they always have the right protection available no matter what the threat,” added James Wilcox, President – Military.

The CH15 provides a minimum 15 minutes facial and respiratory protection in a CBRN threat environment. (Photo: Avon Protection)

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