Falcon – One Piece Lightweight Protective CBRN Oversuit

The Falcon is a highly comfortable and highly protective 1 piece CBRN oversuit harnessing much of the technology used in the Phoenix Lightweight Protection suit. At around 30% lighter than conventional systems, it provides qualified CBRN vapour protection with the added benefit of water/oil repellence and fire retardant coatings, thus making the Falcon an extremely versatile CBRN protection system for use in multiple CBRN threat environments.

Constructed using a lightweight activated carbon liner, combined with a rugged and anti-rip outer, the Falcon has been designed to offer the wearer maximum comfort whilst still offering a high level of CBRN protection within both a military and civil environment.

Lightweight and breathable, the Falcon has been tested using the Avon FM12 respirator, but can be configured to suit many other types of respiratory protection.

Features and Benefits

  • Conforms to NATO standards
  • High protection
  • High air permeability
  • Greater comfort and low physiological burden
  • 20 times launderable
  • 20 year shelf life
  • Compatible with a range of accessories
  • Fire retardant and water/oil repellent
  • Stand alone garment or overgarment
  • Rugged and durable
  • Available in various colours and camo patterns

The Falcon provides demonstrable improvement in comfort at high and low temperature and humidity. Impact on body temperature at high humidity is also lower when measured against conventional overgarments.

The Falcon suit has been designed as an integrated system for use with protective gloves and over-boots and a negative pressure respiratory system. The Falcon CBRN Protection Suit is designed for use by appropriately trained and CBRN aware personnel. It forms part of a specialised layer of protection against airborne challenge agents and is not intended for use by personnel who are not familiar with the requirements of a CBRN protection protocol.

Further details: OPEC CBRNe Protective Suit_Falcon

French translation: OPEC CBRNe Protective Suit_Falcon_French Translation

Material Composition

Outer Shell: Rip-stop polyester/cotton
Liner: 100% activated carbon fibre laminated to a
100% polyester protective scrim

Mass in g/m²

Outer shell material: 175 g/m² ± 10%
Liner carbon material (with 70g/m² carbon load): 134 g/m² ± 10%

Flame retardancy

Index 3

Materials chemical permeation:

CWA – disclosure upon specific request
Other CBRN challenges: conditional terms may apply