German Air Force (Luftwaffe) procurement agency BWB has awarded a contract to Survitec Group to deliver protective clothing for the Luftwaffe.

Survitec Group defence sales vice-president David Griffiths said the protective systems would offer enhanced protection to all aircrew, enabling operations to be conducted in the most challenging and extreme environments.

The systems to delivered under the multimillion-euro deal will also provide protection in cold water, as well as thermal installation and protection from fire.

Belfast Telegraph quoted a Survitec spokeswoman to report that component parts for the suits were being supplied by UK companies across Survitec, while the suits are assembled by DSB in Hanover, Germany.