ETC Ships First of Four Research Altitude Chambers to United States Air Force
Southampton, PA, April 25, 2013 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) (OTC Pink: ETCC) announced the shipment of the first of four Research Altitude Chambers to the 711th Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, USA.
The first of the four altitude chambers sold to the US Air Force was shipped today to the 711th Performance Wing building where it will be integrated with the other three chambers, when completed, and then, commissioned together.
Valued at over $37 Million, the suite of research chambers allows maximum flexibility for the design and configuration of unique test scenarios under a wide range of environmental conditions. Each of the four chambers will have its own unique internal layouts and compartmentalization. Three of these four chambers will be “man-rated” allowing human occupancy for ongoing initiatives. The fourth chamber will be utilized for equipment and various research testing scenarios.
ETC’s suite of chambers will support the operational missions for the Aeromedical Research Mission which include:
- Human performance assessment in moderate and high altitude conditions
- Aircrew equipment development, qualification and Man Rating
- Operationally focused aeromedical research
- Non-medical engineering test work for aircraft/weapons programs
States William F. Mitchell, President and CEO, “We are pleased to take this program to the field and look forward to completing the installation of a suite of research altitude chambers which will allow the Air Force to carry out its important mission for our military personnel.”
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