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Developing products in partnership

New contract awards in the year demonstrate our ongoing focus to meet the needs of our customers through our technology leading innovation position.

Our development pipeline is designed in partnership with our customers to guarantee that their exacting performance requirements are met whilst ensuring we have a committed and commercial route to market to maximise our return on investment.

In ballistic protection, development expenditure in the year has predominantly focused on continuing the development of the Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) helmet and Vital Torso Protection (VTP) body armor for the U.S. DOD.

In respiratory protection, there has also been a focus on enhancements to the U.K. GSR programme and ongoing improvements in the capabilities of the MCM100 underwater rebreather following a full dive test programme with the U.S. Navy.