The JSGPM is designed to fit a slightly broader range of faces--from the smallest 2d percentile female through the largest 98th percentile male.
For those who are hard to fit with the M40 series protective mask and the M50 series JSGPM, the M45 CB protective mask can offer a possible solution.
The ECBC Hard-to-Fit Team is comprised of mask equipment specialists; mask support personnel; systems engineers; M40 series protective mask and JSGPM program managers; representatives from the Joint Project Manager for Protection, Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense; logisticians; supply depot and transportation personnel; and funding personnel provided by the U.S.
The JSGPM or XM5O is a technological leap forward, but it is not ready for issue yet.
When technology allowed it, the Navy finally issued only one mask for all and are fully integrated in the JSGPM Program.
(Remember, a good theater commander is always concerned about logistics.) Reduction in overall weight and bulk is also critical, and the JSGPM must occupy less space than a replacement M40 facepiece.
You can contact the system manager for the JSGPM at his Web site (SBCCOMs).
Meanwhile, there is an ongoing search for a better mask in the JSGPM program.
Reduction in overall weight and bulk are also critical, and the JSGPM mask must occupy less space than a replacement M40 facepiece.
The JSGPM is in its final source selection, and the initial program-definition, risk-reduction phase will start later in FY00.