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Avon Rubber PLC
02 March 2020

2 March 2020

Avon Rubber p.l.c.

U.S. Army Body Armor Contract Award


Avon Rubber p.l.c. is pleased to confirm the award of a four year, dual source framework contract to supply the U.S. Army with next generation Vital Torso Protection ("VTP") X-Side Ballistic Insert ("XSBI") body armor plates.


Under the terms of the framework agreement, Avon Protection will compete for each order of the $265 million contract. Deliveries of the initial orders are expected to commence in our 2021 financial year following receipt of product approvals.


The XSBI plates are one of a number of VTP body armor products developed by 3M's ballistic-protection business, which Avon Protection acquired on 2 January 2020, that form part of the U.S. Army's Soldier Protection System.  Together with the existing $704 million four year multi source framework contract to supply the U.S. Army with Enhanced Small Arms Protective Insert and X-Small Arms Protective Insert body armor plates, this contract reflects Avon Protection's leading market position and underpins our expected medium term revenues. 


Commenting, Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, said:


"This is another significant, multi-year contract for Avon Protection and demonstrates our position as a leading provider of next generation body armor to the U.S. armed forces.


This further strengthens the medium term outlook and visibility for Avon Protection and represents encouraging momentum in our newly acquired ballistic protection business."


For further enquiries, please contact:


Avon Rubber p.l.c.

Paul McDonald, Chief Executive Officer

01225 896 848

Nick Keveth, Chief Financial Officer

Ryan Mahoney, Deputy Chief Financial Officer

MHP Communications

Andrew Jaques

0203 128 8570

Charlie Barker

[email protected]

Pete Lambie

Ailsa Prestige


Legal Entity Identifier: 213800JM1AN62REBWA71

Note to editors:  

Avon Rubber is an innovative technology group, which designs and produces specialist products and services to maximise the performance and capabilities of its customers. We specialise in life critical personal protection systems, as well as milking point solutions through our two businesses, Avon Protection and milkrite | InterPuls.


Avon Protection is a recognised global leader in respiratory and ballistic protection for the world's Militaries and First Responders.


milkrite | InterPuls is a global leader providing complete milking point solutions to dairy farmers across the world with the aim of improving every farm it touches.


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