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This site is intended to provide a communications link between industry and the GSR Project and to provide the most current information available related to the project. The GSR project website contains general project information and draft documents available for industry review and feedback.
The intent is to provide maximum information, as early as possible, to potential contenders for the supply of a general services respirator to the Canadian 1ff9 Forces. In some instances, visitors to the site will be invited to comment on various documents, so that the project can benefit from industry advice and input. Every attempt will be made to keep the information on this site current, bearing in mind that much of the information posted is time-sensitive, and subject to change as the project progresses.
The Canadian Forces (CF) must be prepared to survive and operate in a Chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological (CBRN) environment. The evolving nature of chemical agents and toxic industrial materials (TIMs) which can be used offensively as weapons, pose a threat to the CF personnel committed to international and domestic operations.
The CBRN GSR Project will provide an ongoing and sustainable source of CBRN defence respirators. Such CBRN defence respirators will incorporate the latest technologies and human factor considerations to meet increased respirator protection levels and new threats.
The GSR project aims at delivering a respirator based on the Human System Integration model. This model establishes that system optimization is better achieved through a joint consideration of the operational environment, the equipment, and the user requirements. As well, there is a need to strike a correct balance between the following three key factors: