M53A1

One Mask, All Missions

Based on the US Government Joint Service General Purpose (JSGPM) program, the M53A1 is designed to meet the unique requirements of Special Mission Units while providing the maximum operational flexibility.

The M53A1 is a protective mask developed to counter the military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, global war on terrorism, and CBRN operations around the world. The M53A1 provides excellent protection against traditional chemical and biological agents, select toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), and particulate matter including radioactive dust.

As the first dual US DOD protective mask; the M53A1 is certified to MIL-SPEC PR EA-M-10034 and NIOSH CBRN APR.

Able to function in both negative and positive pressure modes, the M53A1 can be used as an air purifying respirator (APR), powered-air purifying respirator (PAPR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), closed-circuit breathing apparatus (CCBA) and combination SCBA and PAPR systems.

The M53A1 contract administered by JPM-P under contract number W911SR19D0005 is an active contract vehicle to request systems.

Suitable for:

  • Military
  • Special Forces

The M53A1 is a protective mask developed to counter the military unique and domestic threats encountered on the modern battlefield, global war on terrorism, and CBRN operations around the world. The M53A1 provides excellent protection against traditional chemical and biological agents, select toxic industrial chemicals (TICs), and particulate matter including radioactive dust.

As the first dual US DOD protective mask; the M53A1 is certified to MIL-SPEC PR EA-M-10034 and NIOSH CBRN APR.

Able to function in both negative and positive pressure modes, the M53A1 can be used as an air purifying respirator (APR), powered-air purifying respirator (PAPR), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), closed-circuit breathing apparatus (CCBA) and combination SCBA and PAPR systems.

The M53A1 contract administered by JPM-P under contract number W911SR19D0005 is an active contract vehicle to request systems.

Features and Benefits

Field of View

  • Flexible, panoramic eyelens
  • Optically correct visor
  • Scratch resistant
  • Ballistic rated
  • Maximized compatibility with tactical gear

Comfort

  • Available in 4 sizes for custom fit
  • 5 interchangeable silicone nosecups for improved performance and comfort
  • Chlorobutyl/silicone blend ensures protection (>24 hours) and comfort
  • Low profile design for superior weapons integration; twin and single port option

Communications

  • Electronic communication port for integrated voice projection and radio communication
  • Optional VPU provides ability to easily communicate while wearing mask
  • High flow, fail safe hydration system
  • Low profile conformal filters

Multiple Modes

  • Functions as both a negative and positive pressure mask
  • Simple turn of dial changes mode of operation
  • One mask for all operations and environments
  • Improved VPU; MRT>97%a

Technical Specifications

Technical Data
CBRN Agent Resistance
Mustard (H) Greater than 36 hours
Sarin (GB)
Soman (GD)
VX
Laboratory Protection Factory Performance (sodium chloride) Greater than 10,000
NIOSH certified at 2000PF
Breathing Performance (excluding filter)
Re-breathed CO2 0.80%
Inhalation resistance 85 l/Min 15 mm WG
160 l/Min 32 mm WG
Exhalation resistance (negative pressure mode) 85 l/Min 15 mm WG
160 l/Min 30 mm WG
Exhalation resistance (positive pressure mode) 40 mm WG
Weight
M53A1 mask (excluding filter) 1.6 lbs
Field of View
Visual Field Score - NIOSH CBRN Standard 96
Materials Used
M53A1 Mask Visor Flexible polyurethane
M53A1 Mask Facepiece Chlorobutyl/Silicone Rubber
Hydration
Drinking Flow Rate >230 ml/min

NIOSH CBRN APR certified TC-19992

NIOSH CBRN PAPR certified TC-20223

Certified to US Military Specification PR EA-M-10006

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