- Avon Rubber has received confirmation from the US Department of Defense of the group's participation under the joint enterprise - research, development, acquisition and production/procurement contract vehicle.

The JE-RDAP is an $8.2bn, 10-year multiple award framework contract which establishes a group of qualified contractors to compete for orders in relation to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and enhanced conventional weapons defence systems, equipment and material.

Avon said the JE-RDAP framework was important to the group as it wasthe procurement structure under which two CBRNe programmes, the M53A1 respirator and the M69 aircrew mask system would be purchased.

It added: 'These programmes are potentially significant to the group in the medium term and, having secured participation under JE-RDAP, initial task orders are expected to be received during the course of 2018.'

At 9:32am: [LON:AVON] Avon Rubber PLC share price was +43p at 1083p

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