SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, IL (KTVI)- At 9:30 a.m. Friday, officials at Scott Air Force Base will unveil a new air Transport Isolation System that is designed to help stop the spread of diseases like Ebola. The system allows those infected to be safely transported by air. It was developed by Production Products, a St. Louis based company.
It is similar to the ground based units, but it’s uniquely designed to handle air travel.
The unit not only protects medical staff and troops, it also keeps aircraft from becoming contaminated. The minority owned company was awarded a $6 million contract to build the system.
The company is building two dozen systems for the military.