In 2011, the Corps of Engineers will begin to receive new water treatment plant

MOSCOW, March 2 — RIA Novosti. Engineer troops of the Armed Forces of Russia will begin receiving in 2011 a new station complex water treatment, which will significantly improve the water supply troops in the field, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Lt. Col. Sergei Vlasov.

Station RMS-10K is designed to purify water from natural impurities, as well as toxic, highly toxic, radioactive substances and bacterial agents. It will provide high-quality drinking water army units performing combat tasks in various climatic zones and in all weather conditions. SKO-10K will replace the outdated filter plants taken to supply the troops in the 60-80s of the last century.

According to RIA Novosti on Wednesday the chief engineer of the Armed Forces, Major-General Yuri Stavitskiy, "in the new plant is realized modern resource-membrane non-chemical water treatment technology, allowing two or three times to reduce the time of its deployment and retrieval, as well as a five- tenfold increase the service life of the filter apparatus. "

The general said that "the purification of water, along with the ultra-and microfiltration used effective method for its disinfection by ultraviolet irradiation."

Vlasov said in a design SKO-10K all the processes of cleaning and disinfection is fully automated. The station is mounted on the base of KAMAZ-6350 and can be transported in the desired area of military transport aircraft An-22 and An-124 "Ruslan".

"The characteristics and capabilities of the station or on a par with the best foreign analogues, including those who are to equip the armies of major NATO countries, as evidenced by its trial operation in combat and emergency situations," — said the official.

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