The 9/18/36K Improved Environmental Control Units (IECU) provide cooling in the range of 9,000 to 36,000 BTU/hour and supplemental heating for rigid and soft wall shelters for operation at extreme temperatures. IECUs weigh less than legacy Military Standard (MIL-STD) ECUs, provide increased energy efficiency (lower power consumption), and most importantly, eliminate the use of ozone depleting refrigerants. IECUs provide improved reliability by using modern logic/control systems, variable speed controls to reduce in rush current.
BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER
The Family of IECUs support the Warfighter by providing the required cooling, heating, and dehumidification to protect Soldiers and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment from freezing or overheating. Command Post Integrated Infrastructure (CPI2) shelters will require this capability. The IECUs provide the next generation ECUs that use environmentally approved refrigerants, with zero ozone-depleting chemicals. The Family of IECUs are required to replace currently fielded legacy MIL-STD ECUs to comply with statutory and regulatory restrictions on the use of Class II Ozone Depleting Chemicals. This will increase the performance, efficiency, and reliability of military ECUs. IECUs more specifically support are used in Army Standard Family – Rigid Wall Shelters which are critical enablers for the Command Post Directed Requirement and (CPI2) program, each aligned with the Network Cross-Functional Team; Air and Missile Defense programs such as Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept of Target, Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, Cruise Missile Defense System, and others; Long Range Precision Fires programs; Army Medical programs; and a variety of Product Manager Sets, Kits, Outfits, and Tools programs.