Booyco’s Military HVAC Systems are suitable for the harsh and demanding operating conditions encountered in military applications. The company also has expertise in the design and development of custom compact Auxiliary Power Units (APUs).

Booyco has successfully grown a specialist niche, putting itself at the forefront of mobile air conditioning and environmental control systems technology. Our infrastructure enables us to engineer military HVAC products capable of providing optimum environmental control solutions for mobile machinery and equipment.

We provide a complete solution which spans consultation on customer requirements, supply of the appropriate hardware solution, technical back-up and field service support. All our military air-handling systems are purpose-built, and we have handled numerous prestigious contracts for international and South African organisations in both the public and private sectors.

We have done projects including:

  • Tank Technology Demonstrator
  • SA Defense Force and Australian Army MBT upgrades of the turret mounted cooling systems for the MBT
  • South African Built Rooikat 8 x 8 vehicle cooling systems
  • The RG12 police riot control vehicle cooling systems
  • Rg31 APC, including the MRAP programme for the US Marine Corps

We focus on mobile applications, and our systems are designed for extreme conditions in terms of shock, vibration, ambient temperature, dust burdens, etc. and can be used for:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ventilation
  • Cab pressurisation
  • Filtration
  • Booyco’s first HVAC solution for aviation was the supply of avionics cooling systems for use in Ground Support Units (GSU). Three different variants have been built to date.
  • Since then we produced a prototype Environmental Control System (ECS) for South Africa’s own composite trainer aircraft, known as ACE.
  • This led to the development of the ECS for the Rooivalk attack helicopter, which went into production for the South African Air Force.
  • Booyco was commissioned to build a pair of custom made air conditioners for the Mossgas offshore platform.
  • In addition we have supplied the equipment cooling systems for the 35 mm calibre Dual Purpose Gun (DPG), Hydraulic Oil Coolers which were used by the South African Navy and Components for the SAN Submarines