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US SOF considers new water purifier | Shephard Media 

The Aspen 5500M is a small and portable water purification system designed for SOF elements that operate in independent small teams without access to larger, brigade-level water systems.

The fits in two storage boxes, making it much smaller and more portable than the large shipping container-sized Tactical Water Purification System (TWPS) which is used at the brigade level. It can be set up and ready to operate in about 15 minutes, with output of 1500-2000 gallons of water a day, which is enough to support a 12-man Operational Detachment-Alpha.

The Aspen uses no chemicals in its water purification process. Instead, it passes water through a series of filters before using ultra-violet light to sterilize the water.

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