New kid on the block: Negatively Pressurized Conex (NPC) arrives at Ramstein

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron push a Negatively Pressured Conex onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC was developed for high capacity, immediate transport of COVID-19 infected personnel. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)
U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron push a Negatively Pressured Conex onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC was developed for high capacity, immediate transport of COVID-19 infected personnel. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load a Negatively Pressured Conex onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The 721st APS Ramp Services ensure Ramstein’s airborne cargo and passengers arrive safely at their destination. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a k-loader after 721st Aerial Port Squadron personnel unloaded it from a C-17 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is a more durable system than the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

U.S. Air Force personnel assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron off-load a Negatively Pressured Conex from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC provides greater capacity to move more patients than the existing Transportation Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC is the latest isolated containment chamber developed to transport COVID-19 patients, replacing the existing Transport Isolation System. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

A Negatively Pressured Conex sits on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 24, 2020. The NPC will be fitted to fly on the C-17 and C-5 Galaxy aircraft, and can hold up to 28 passengers or 24 ambulatory patients. The NPC is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by diseases like COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton)

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