Avon Rubber has announced the award of a sole-source contract worth up to $93m to develop and supply the US Army with the Next-Generation Integrated Head Protection System.

The contract will follow on from the existing low-rate initial production contract for the Integrated Head Protection System which comes to an end in 2021.

Paul McDonald, chief executive officer, said:

“I am delighted that Avon Protection will continue to provide the U.S. Army with the system. This contract award demonstrates our ongoing focus on technological excellence and commitment to developing the next generation of life critical personal protection systems.”