MOD) 44,000 Nuclear/Chemical protection suits for MOD

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A £6.6 million order for 44,000 chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear suits (CBRN) for the Armed Forces was announced today by Baroness Taylor.

The Remploy-made suits guard against nuclear, biological or chemical attacks and are designed to seal around the CBRN service respirator and fit over combat clothing to give extra protection to troops.

Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Baroness Taylor said:

"Individual protection is of the highest priority and these suits will allow our troops to maintain the tempo of operations should there be a chemical, nuclear or biological incident.

"This order with Remploy will build on improvements we have already made to the protection of our forces against nuclear, biological and chemical threats."

Remploy was formed more than 60 years ago and provides work for people injured at home and abroad during the Second World War and employs a total of 6,500 across the UK. The company has supplied specialist protection suits for several years from its workshops around Scotland and the UK.

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