SANTIAGO (Sputnik) – Carabineros de Chile (militarized police) opened the public tender to buy 4,000 filters of gas masks, in the midst of the social crisis and massive citizen demonstrations affecting the country.
“The Carabineros Logistics Department of Chile opened two public tenders to acquire filters for gas masks,” Police told local online Infodefensa.
The tender seeks to acquire 2,000 filters for the masks of the model Advantage 1000 with bayonet type adjustment systems, and another 2,000 for those of the model Ultra Elite, with thread type adjustment system.
Filters should protect police officers from two types of tear agents, CN gas and CS gas, and also of fine particulate material, and must be certified by the United States National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety.
The result of the companies that won the tender will be published on March 31.
Since October 2019 Chile is going through a social crisis with constant citizen demonstrations to demand a change in the neoliberal economic system, protesting against the high price of basic services, asking a new constitution policy and rejecting the management of President Sebastián Piñera.