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FY 2022 STATEMENT OF NEED
Weapons Systems and Platform (WP) Program Area
The objective of this Statement of Need (SON) was to identify, develop, and deploy functional additives and/or modifications of existing fire-fighting equipment to enhance the fire-suppression performance of mature and emerging per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)-free fire suppressants for military use. Specifically, the goal was to address the following research needs:
The projects listed below were selected to address the objectives of this SON. Additional information on individual projects can be found by clicking the project title.
Functional additives and improved foam formation, discharge and delivery methods should provide increased performance for currently available foams. Additionally, new PFAS-free formulations will enable sustained manufacture and use of AFFF or alternative fire suppression technologies by meeting environmental requirements while maintaining equivalent performance to ensure safety of DoD personnel at airfields and onboard ships.