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Expeditionary Systems

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

There was a time that when you said, “Expeditionary” everyone thought you meant tents. Since the end of the cold war the US military has been increasingly transforming into an expeditionary force as we relinquish control of forward bases held since the end of World War II (or earlier) to host nations. In our current conflict we have had to literally build bases from the ground up, first with traditional tentage and as time went by with increasingly sophisticated shelter systems. Even the term “expeditionary” is relative. In this same period, the US military, Federal Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations have been called upon to provide relief both home and abroad. Anymore, it’s something we do regularly. Consequently, industry is doing a great job of providing new shelter technologies leaving you with plenty of options. At Warrior Expo West you will have an opportunity to see several new systems in use.

Rapid Response Concepts will be displaying their Flat Pack shelters, setting up four shelters which connect to create a 20’ x 32’ open space. Not only can these shelters be reused, but they travel packed flat to save space and can be combined in various configurations.

Alaska Structures will also be displaying a 20’ x 32’ shelter; their Small Shelter System. They can be can be connected end-to-end, side-to-side or end-to-side to create multi-shelter complexes and is in use with the US Air Force as part of their Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources (BEAR) program.

The Radome from HDT Expeditionary Systems is a satellite antenna shelter and has no metal parts to cause signal loss. The Radome can withstand 65mph winds and can be setup in less than 10 minutes.

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