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Family of Packaged Water/Packaged Water System
Final rept. Dec 1991-Oct 1993
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA
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The purpose of this project was to determine the feasibility of and a method to package potable water on the battlefield for use by the individual soldier or small groups of soldiers, in support of the airland battle concept. Water packaged in expendable containers will increase the capability to adequately distribute potable water from the supply point to the soldier in the field, thus reducing the dependency on host-nation bottled water. In accordance with a typical Nondevelopmental Item NDI approach, a vertical formfillseal machine was purchased for evaluation. The focus of the program was redirected, by the Combat Developer, from small individual packages of water to larger containers. As a result of this change in requirements, US Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center suspended developmental efforts. Nondevelopmental Items NDI, Forward areas, Potable water, Combat service support, Battlefields, Airland battle, Water distribution, Water supplies, Aerial resupply.
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