Business, the Military, and Commercialization

MIOX, Military, and Commercialization

Another small example of military influence in New Mexico. The Albuquerque Journal reported on Albuquerque-based company MIOX getting a Popular Science Best of What’s New award for a MSR MIOX Purifier. It was in use by the military and general public. It mentions Sen. Domenici and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency people in attendance at the award. They are director Tony Tether and deputy director Robert Leheny.

The Office of Naval Research purchased 1000 in 2003, the Office of the Secretary of Defense purchased 6500, and 3500 were to be purchased by the US Army.

They are used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It is mentioned that the purifier is one example of how technology funded by the military can have commercial applications.

DARPA funded initial research on this. For more information about DARPA check out these articles: and


“Popular Science Honors MIOX Tool.” Albuquerque Journal. July 26, 2004. Business outlook section, p. 4.


About elloborojo

Okay, as the subtitle states, this is a notebook from what I call a New Mexico diaspora (look up diaspora if you are asking). I was a former resident of New Mexico, now living elsewhere, but New Mexico is still my homeland. To get more in touch with your homeland one must be away from it. This is my attempt to understand it. I was a former anti-militarism activist in the Albuquerque area. Still believe that United Snakes militarism is the greatest threat to the world, as do the majority of the worlds population. Uncovered much information about the ties in New Mexico, but never processed it all. This blog is an attempt to do that. Also hope it may come of use to others with similar interests.
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