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Austrian Armed Forces order decontamination systems from Kärcher Futuretech

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence recently awarded Kärcher Futuretech an order worth tens of millions of euros for decontamination systems.

The first phase of the project involves Kärcher Futuretech developing a complete pre-series model. After the Austrian Army conducts a trial phase, Kärcher Futuretech will produce several complete systems. The order also includes systems for the Austrian Air Force.

“With this order, we are further expanding our position as the world’s leading manufacturer of military decontamination systems,” explains Markus Barner, Managing Director of Kärcher Futuretech.

“We work with a kind of construction kit that enables us to always respond individually to the needs and requirements of the respective customer via changes to the individual components.”

The system created for the Austrian Armed Forces includes the latest vacuum decontamination module for sensitive equipment, along with various systems for decontaminating people, infrastructure, equipment, and vehicles.

This gives the Austrian Armed Forces a highly modern, mobile, and quickly deployable solution. For instance, the module for decontaminating people can be set up within a short time.

The primary focus of the customer’s requirement is on mobility, including air loadability. Therefore, Kärcher Futuretech will develop lightweight individual modules for the Austrian Armed Forces. These modules can also be flown by helicopter into rough terrain and can be transported inside transport aircraft.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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