AirBoss Defense Group has secured a potential 13-week, $96.4 million contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide 100,000 American-made FlexAir Powered Air Purifying Respirators and 600,000 High Efficiency Filters for urgent response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company announced on Wednesday.
“ADG has stepped up with lightning speed, and their willingness to help meet the urgent need for powered respirators will save American lives. This crisis has shown that maintaining and supporting a strong U.S. manufacturing base is of critical importance to our nation’s economic security and national defense,” said Dr. Peter Navarro, White House Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy.
ADG’ system will enable medical providers and first responders protection over extended periods of time while providing critical medical care. The FlexAir PAPR System is a compact, lightweight respirator system powered by an onboard battery in a waist-mounted blower.
The design will permit the use of 2 High Efficiency particulate filters, providing a high level of protection against biological viruses like COVID-19.
ADG will continue to engage in the response to the COVID-19 outbreak through the rapid delivery of domestically manufactured personal protection equipment and patient isolation systems to the medical community.
AirBoss Defense, an ADG brand, has been globally recognized for its rapid deployment negative pressure isolation shelters, medical protection equipment and personal respiratory protective products. AirBoss Defense’s emergency response and protective equipment is utilized by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Strategic Medical Preparedness, FEMA and CDC infectious disease treatment centers.
Patrick Callahan, CEO of AirBoss Defense Group said, “ADG is honored to apply our engineering and manufacturing capabilities towards protecting the lives of front-line medical professionals and first responders. FlexAir™ PAPR systems are designed to provide caregivers ultimate protection against biological threats, including COVID-19, enhancing the life-saving capabilities of our dedicated health care workers.”