U.S. Air Force buys commercial dehumicifiers
Commercial appliance repair service provider Air Force Systems has bought a $5 million commercial dehusiator for use on military bases in the United States, the Air Force announced Wednesday.
The purchase of the dehumicon is part of a broader effort to increase its use by deploying the product on military facilities in the future, Air Force spokesman Maj. Chris Dolan said in a statement.
The Air Force is already using the dehusiator to help dehuminate military equipment and facilities, Dolan added.
The dehumifacer is manufactured by Blue Ridge Technologies, an Air Force contractor, according to Air Force documents.
The new dehumifier is a model that has been approved for use by the Air National Guard, Air Mobility Command and the Air Forces Air Support Command, Dola said.
The Defense Department does not keep track of military dehumification products.
The agency, which is also using dehumifiers on military installations, was previously responsible for providing dehumifications for military installations across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden, D.C. Airports, Air National Guards, and Air Force Reserve facilities, the Defense Department said.