Another 20Km of Defencell DC3 Force Protection System delivered!
- Date: 1st February 2013
- Company: J & S Franklin Ltd
J & S Franklin today announced a further order for their Defencell™ Force Protection System, which is engineered to defend against artillery, mortars, and other heavy fragmenting weapons.
Supplied to an unnamed international organisation, this $3.5m order is for a further 20+ containers of DefenCell and includes sufficient material to build nearly 20km of 2m high barrier or protect 20 camps, 250m x 250m.
DefenCell™ - Lightweight Perimeter and Force Protection Defence System
DefenCell is a lightweight perimeter and force protection defence system that offers an easily deployable solution for expeditionary operations, which can be filled using locally available material such as sand, gravel, dirt or small rocks. DefenCell is up to ten times lighter and five times more compact than gabions, therefore, it uses less supply chain resources and is more effectively deployed to remote forward positions. As all components are lightweight, man portable, and with modular packaging, it also offers considerable savings to storage and transportation costs.
DefenCell provides versatility in a variety of Military Engineering roles, from force protection in operational environments such as Afghanistan, to protecting critical infrastructure from VBIED’s in the UK, to emergency disaster relief such as the flooding in Kentucky, USA last year.
A single 20 foot military container of DefenCell can be used to construct one 100 man forward operating base with walls over 2.50m high and 600m perimeter (150m long x 150m wide) and including internal compartmentalization. A single pallet of DefenCell weight less than 350kg, providing sufficient units to build a 2 metre high wall more than 40metres long, an equivalent wire based defensive wall would weigh 1400kg.