- Respiratory protection equipment maker confirmed the US Department of Defence had announced the award of a dual source contract to supply replacement M61 filters for the M50 mask system.

The company said it would compete for each order of the $127m contract over a duration of up to seven years, being a five-year base period plus two further one-year extension periods.

The contract and first order were expected shortly, with deliveries expected to commence in our 2021 financial year, it added.

At 9:17am: [LON:AVON] Avon Rubber PLC share price was -20p at 3865p

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