News » Win for Southtec and Avon Protection

Southtec Systems is pleased to announce that together with our principals, Avon Protection, we have been selected by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to replace their current S10 and SF10 respirators with the FM50 and FM53 models.

The NZDF is widely regarded as outstanding in meeting the challenges of asymmetric warfare, including CBRN preparedness.  Its small but strong force is highly professional and respected globally for its ability to adapt to meet challenges. 

Over several months, through a competitive tender process, the NZDF undertook extensive evaluations on Avon's range of military respirators.  Avon's high spec, maximum protection and superior comfort designs are fit for purpose to meet the needs of this agile force. In addition the new masks should provide greater interoperability with NZDF allies around the World.

 This is a key win for Southtec Systems and Avon Protection, who in particular, has a successful track record in the delivery of military contracts in over 54 countries, including the UK, United States, France, Ireland, Australia and Singapore.  
- April 2013