Veteran-Owned Firm Offers Fuel Masks Various
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Veteran-owned tech firm Ventus Respiratory Applied sciences has created a light-weight respirator that may function a substitute for fuel masks.
Arjun Grewal, the corporate’s CEO, mentioned there’s a lack of light-weight respiratory safety for navy, regulation enforcement and first responders, and Ventus’ TR2 Tactical Respirator is a chunk of apparatus he needs he had throughout his 20 years of navy service.
“We really feel like we’re actually addressing a model new section of the market, as a result of proper now the one safety of its kind that troopers, police, responders have entry to is a fuel masks, and this doesn’t actually deal with the big volumes and environments that they’re typically in, [which] embody burn pits, excessive quantity coaching, weapons ranges and breaching,” he mentioned in an interview.
Light-weight particulate respirators are usually not commonplace situation. Whereas troopers are supplied with fuel masks, these are low-probability, high-threat items of safety, that means that though publicity to issues like chemical threats are deadly, the chance could be very low.
The TR2 Tactical Respirator is designed for conditions the place fuel masks are “not a mission match,” offering respiratory safety whereas permitting warfighters to function effectively, Ventus’ product web page said.
“As a result of there really isn’t a respirator prefer it for first responders, police or troopers, we form of had the posh of constructing that from the bottom up utilizing the framework of current safety,” Grewal mentioned. “A few of the design … the way it suits right into a helmet, the way it suits onto a spread, the way you’re in a position to make use of it with a weapon, have been all mindfully designed into it in order that it’s low burden.” The respirator is light-weight, platform agnostic and integrates with a number of sorts of helmets, he added.
Whereas Ventus didn’t maintain any navy contracts at press time, it lately introduced a partnership with Galvion, a helmet producer that providers NATO, in addition to worldwide militaries.
“We maintain plenty of trials which can be ongoing proper now with forces throughout NATO,” Grewal mentioned. “We’ve about 10 completely different forces and particular forces which can be at the moment utilizing and trialing and sharing suggestions on the TR2,” which to date has been very optimistic.
The corporate has additionally made some small gross sales to U.S. and Canadian SWAT groups, and police in Europe, he mentioned. ND
Subjects: World Protection Market