J & S Franklin Ltd

Was founded in 1946 and has over 60 years experience in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of Defence and Security Equipment for Governments, Defence Forces, Security Forces, NGOs and commercial customers all over the world. Franklin manufactures shelter tents for accommodation, command posts and field hospitals; CBRN tent liners; webbing and PLCE; camp beds and mosquito nets; camouflage nets and clothing and equipment for emergency relief and humanitarian aid.

The company has expanded but J & S Franklin remains a compact family-run business which guarantees reliability, continuity and confidentiality.

J & S Franklin has a reputation for delivering high quality products to our many customers and has successfully sought to understand and satisfy their precise requirements.

Experienced executives provide professional advice and frequent in-country visits with the support of highly trained and skilled staff and consultants.

J & S Franklin is a major Contractor to the UK Ministry of Defence as well the preferred supplier to many overseas Governments, Police Forces, International Agencies and the United Nations. It operates a quality management system assessed to the quality system standard BS EN ISO 9001:2008

J & S Franklin Manufacture a Wide Range of Equipment:

Military Tents and Shelters

Standard shelters and specialised units tailored for specific requirements

The GP shelter family are the mainstay of the UK MoD Improved Tented Camp (ITC) system and are extensively deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have a lightweight tubular frame providing high strength and stability. Being of modular design, they can be extended and joined for field hospitals or shelter complex.

Franklin also makes the shelters for the Operational Field Catering System (OFCS) and more than 1400 have now been supplied to the UK MoD. The OFCS Shelter is based on the standard 12’ x 12’ shelter tent, modified with heat-resistant fabrics and cut-outs in the roof for the OFCS cooker chimneys.

CBRN Equipment for collective and personal protection - CBRN protective liners are made of CBRN-resistant materials and Franklin manufactures a range of liners that can be designed to interface with various vehicles and containers.

Camp Equipment - Camp Cots, Cot mounted and free standing Mosquito Nets and folding chairs have all been supplied to MoD.

Camouflage Nets and Systems - Individual, IRR, Thermal

Webbing and Personal Equipment - Rucksacks and Travel Bags are currently being made as well as the shelter sheet in both woodland and desert camouflage patterns.

J & S Franklin is often the chosen partner to give a complete turnkey service, using its extensive facilities to deliver a Single Source Supply; combining rapid response, experience and confidentiality to provide economical, secure and effective solutions, on a global basis. We are experts in the provision of specialised turnkey operations, drawing together the many components needed to satisfy our customers requirements; the latest and most suitable equipment, experienced support personnel, full training packages, secure packaging and delivery services and, when necessary, finance, counter-trade and insurance.


In association with Terram J & S Franklin can also offer DefenCell™ which is an expeditionary earth filled barrier system to allow structures to be constructed from locally available compactable materials to allow the quick assembly of defensive and protective structures.


Franklin is also supplying the MoD with a range of full-size inflatable decoy targets for training. The inflatables offer realistic visual, radar and thermal image signatures and are rapidly deployed in less than 15 minutes and include Scud missile and launcher, T72 tanks and SA15/19 vehicles.


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Contact Details

Franklin House
151 Strand
United Kingdom

+44 20 7836 5746
+44 20 7836 2784

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