Small Unit Water Purification for Expeditionary Operations


09/26/2014: MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii – Marines use the Small Unit Water Purification System to purify murky water from a river to supply water to troops throughout the training area.

According to the water purification technicians, the SUWP averaged 15 gallons of purified water per hour.

The SUWP was tested during the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab’s Advanced Warfighting Experiment as they try to find technologies for the future Marine Corps.

Not having to carry as much water significant lightens the load on war fighters.

Credit: Marine Corps Futures Directorate:7/13/14