Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Peacekeeping Force Gets a Mobile City
Chile has acquired an extensive logistical support system for its joint peacekeeping force with Argentina. The acquisition involves dozens of containers and tents for lodging, medical care, command posts, kitchens, dining halls, laundry facilities, bathrooms, refrigeration equipment, repair shops, water purification and desalination systems, a gym and other gear to make living on the combat zone more tolerable. The mobile facilities are enough to sustain 800 personnel in just about any part of the world, says ARPA, the Spanish manufacturer. Chile's purchase includes facilities and systems to support air operations. Chile and Argentina have conduction joint exercises as they continue forming their task force. The cost of the purchase was not disclosed.