Army Designs Small-Unit Sustainment System that Deploys Rapidly for Soldiers

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April 24, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: April 24 on

Soldiers on the move in small units need a shelter they can set up quickly, use as an operations center and still get a good night’s sleep, Army researchers say.

A project is underway to give soldiers a solution, one that infantry soldiers have already put to the test.

The Small Unit Sustainment System is in development at the Army’s Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

The system can support soldiers for three days as a self-sufficient facility without needing to resupply fuel, according to Ariana Costa, program integrator for Natick’s Expeditionary Basing & Collective Protection Directorate.