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Nexter Group Opens New Automated Line for NBC Filter Cartridges

Our Bureau - : Nov 30, 2021 - : 1:56 pm

Nexter Group subsidiary NBC-Sys recently inaugurated a new fully automated line dedicated to the production of its entire range of NBC (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical) filter cartridges.

This production line will be compatible with the new cartridges of the French EPIA programme (individual protection kit for the armed forces) by 2025. NBCSys is designing (as part of the EPIA programme), the future gas mask for the French armed forces, which will remain in service for the next thirty years.

The new automated line located at NBCSys’ Saint-Chamond site, guarantees the supply of current filter cartridges for the French armed forces and will be an important strategic industrial asset. Jean-Marie Mathelin, Deputy CEO of NBC-Sys, said “the position of NBC-Sys as the strategic supplier of CBRN individual protection solutions for the French armed forces for the next decades.”

NBC-Sys has also completed the delivery of the one million masks of the ARFA (appareil respiratoire filtrant des armées) range. The ARFA gas mask entered service in 1992 and has remained in production with several tens of thousands of masks produced annually. The ARFA mask can be worn in a CBRN environment by soldiers for 24 hours and is equipped with an acoustic membrane to facilitate communication and a device that allows the soldier to feed and hydrate while remaining under protection. NBC-Sys also provides a range of filter cartridges for all types of NBC threats.


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