AFSOC Aircrew chemical-decontamination exercise

Our LIDS Aircrew System was used to host an Air Force-level aircrew decontamination exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) ran a realistic, scenario-based decontamination exercise with Airmen from eight southern United States bases. A total of 16 Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) personnel used the LIDS system to rehearse actions and techniques for protecting aircrew members from contamination when operating in a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) combat environment.

The purpose of the exercise was to determine the capability of the AFE personnel processing aircrew members in a contaminated environment. In addition, the exercise using the LIDS system also provide training for AFE personnel who have never seen the decontamination process. During the peak of the decontamination exercise, and as a final exam the AFE Airmen donned chemical warfare ensembles and used the LIDS Aircrew System to assist aircrew through a full-scale contamination control area set-up using the Hurlburt Field Permanent Exercise Facility.

The LIDS Supreme Aircrew System was specifically designed to be used during these types of decontamination exercises and it’s still the only decontamination system on the market tested by the USAF 28TH Test Squadron. The AFE career-field is familiar with using the LID Aircrew System and were able to pull personnel from throughout the Air Force to test their decontamination capability because that’s how it would be done in the real world. Aircrew members wear specialized equipment that requires extra care such as helmets, G-suits and the LIDS system has proven itself to be the perfect system to decon this equipment so it can be used again and again. The LIDS Aircrew System is the most cost effective and user-friendly decontamination tool ever built for our nation’s military.

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