Avon Protection forges ahead

By Ben Carey on 16 February, 2023

Melksham’s Avon Protection has received a multi-million-dollar order for advanced combat helmets (ACHs) from the US Defense Logistics Agency.

The $6.7 million (USD) order is the second for the company which specialises in equipment for the world’s militaries and first responders, with the original order being placed in February 2022.

According to Avon Protection, the contract has a maximum value of $204 million over a five-year duration.

Jos Sclater, Chief Executive Officer at Avon Protection, said, “We’re delighted to continue protecting US military personnel with our advanced head protection solutions and look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with this important customer.”

Rigorous testing on the product is now underway ahead of a planned scale-up in the company’s manufacturing programme. With deliveries set to start in October, the company says it will become the leading helmet supplier to the US Department of Defense.