NBC-Sys subsidiary of Nexter Group inaugurates its new NBC filter cartridges production line


According to information published by the French Company Nexter Group on November 25, 2021, On 16 November 2021, NBC-Sys, a subsidiary of the Nexter Group, received several representatives from the French Armament Delegation (DGA) and French Army’s officers at its Saint-Chamond site to inaugurate the new production line of NBC (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical) filter cartridges.
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On November 16, 2021, NBC-Sys a subsidiary of the Nexter Group has inaugurated its new NBC filter cartridges production line. (Picture source Nexter Group)


During a tour of the facilities, NBC-Sys inaugurated a new fully automated line dedicated to the production of its entire range of NBC (nuclear, bacteriological and chemical) filter cartridges. This production line is a strategic industrial asset that guarantees the supply of current filter cartridges for the French armed forces and will be compatible with the new cartridges of the EPIA program (individual protection kit for the armed forces) by 2025.

This institutional meeting is also an opportunity to celebrate the delivery of the one millionth mask in the ARFA (appareil respiratoire filtrant des armées) range since it was put into service in the French armed forces in 1992. While production of this mask continues at a rate of several tens of thousands per year, NBC-Sys is designing - as part of the EPIA program - the future gas mask for the French armed forces, which will equip them for the next thirty years.

Jean-Marie Mathelin, the deputy CEO of NBC-Sys, welcomes this inauguration which reinforces, according to him, “the position of NBC-Sys as the strategic supplier of CBRN individual protection solutions for the French armed forces for the next decades.

The ARFA is the protected gas mask of the French Armed Forces which, since the beginning of the 1990s. It has offered some of the best levels of CBRN protection in the world. Designed to be worn during 24 hours by soldiers in a CBRN environment, the ARFA mask is equipped with an acoustic membrane to facilitate communication and a device that allows the soldier to feed and hydrate while remaining under protection. NBC-Sys also provides a range of filter cartridges for all types of NBC threats.

NBC Sys is a subsidiary of the Nexter Group based in Saint-Chamond (Loire) and specialized in protection against nuclear, radiological, bacteriological and chemical (NRBC) threats. With more than sixty years of experience, it supplies the gas mask of the French Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Space Force and Navy).


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