Troops must be protected from the full weight of enemy threats, and this includes Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats.
Military members are issued the Avon FM54 mask when operating in CBRN environments. The masks provide a high level of protection, and are provided in four sizes to cover all personnel. The flexible and panoramic single lens visor minimises visual stress, and gives a panoramic view compatible with night vision. The system is provided with fire-hardened rubber composites and a six point harness, a hydration system, and a number of visors including prescription.
The Military's CBRN suits are highly advanced, utilising Gore's Chempak protective fabrics. The jumpsuit-style uniform, issued with gloves and overboots and a mask hood, uses the fabric incorporated as panels into key areas of the coverall to ensure flexibility while maintaining integrity of the suit’s environment. This is a coverall design which decreases the possibility of contamination via a compromised suit.
The wearer can quickly transition from MOPP 3 to 4 by pulling his hands in and inserting them into the attached gloves. Then, the user simply rolls up the opening and secures it with Velcro to seal it off and stows it under the cuff.
The suit also offers a removable hood which integrates into the suit as well as the mask. The advantages here are obvious; there’s no entry of outside air under gaps in the skirt of the traditional external hood. The membrane will also breath better than the rubber hood traditionally used with protective masks.
The outer shell of the suit can be removed to apply correct camouflage patterns, or specialist covers as needed (for example, white covers with red crosses were used during the Second Zellatian Civil War.)
Finally, M9 detective paper and 9LANDs digital detector integration provide sufficient warning of a contaminated warning to forces.