OPEC CBRNe to Supply Global Defence Market from Scottish Headquarters
The opening of its first office in Larbert, Scotland on 2 May 2018 signalled the start of even bigger things within the global defence market for specialty CBRN apparel brand, OPEC CBRNe.
With more than 100 key influencers and suppliers, trade representatives and key international decision makers in attendance, the opening indicates OPEC CBRNe’s commitment to a British production base, and its strong affiliation with Haven Protective Solutions, where OPEC CBRNe now shares an address.
During the opening, guests were able to witness the functionality and integration capabilities of the CBRN garments, which were worn by serving soldier Richie Barr, and were treated to a working tour of the factory premises.
“OPEC CBRNe is focussed on the fusion of technology with innovation to create superior CBRN garments for military and first responders, providing optimal protection against attacks in both military and civil environments,” said OPEC CBRNe General Manager, Chris Jackson during the opening.
Taking inspiration from real and legendary birds of prey, the OPEC CBRNe range features its flagship ‘Kestrel’ and ‘Phoenix’ ensembles. Underpinned by decades of pioneering research and development, these garments exceed NATO standards and are made using lightweight materials, advanced assembly techniques, and modern innovations in suit design.
The tried and tested Kestrel has already established a reputation with its award in 2017 as the preferred CBRN ensemble for the Australian Government.
“We’ve taken tremendous strides with the two-piece Kestrel. It’s constructed using a particular fabric combination that delivers a 30 per cent lighter suit than current systems, without any compromise to CBRN protection. It eclipses its design brief for coolness, comfort, ease of movement and breathability, and is ideally suited to high heat burden environments,” he said.
Another addition to the range is the ‘Falcon’, which achieves all the protection and comfort features of the Kestrel in a one-piece format; and in advanced …read more
From:: CBRNe (CBRN)