J & S Franklin Ltd
J & S Franklin Ltd was founded in 1946 and has 70 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; camp beds and mosquito nets as well as other camp equipment and is a major supplier of personal equipment including clothing and footwear, ECW clothing and load carrying.
DefenCell – complete Force Protection
DefenCell is a versatile range of Force Protection products and systems designed to provide Perimeter Security, Blast and Ballistic protection, Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM), Ranges & CQB, UXO containment as well as Environmental applications including Flood Protection, Ground Stabilisation and Containment berms.
Designed by Engineers for Engineers, and developed by J & S Franklin and Terram, DefenCell Barriers meet the need for a lightweight, compact, easily deployed range of defensive protection systems.
DefenCell Barriers combine established geocell design with the latest geotextile construction technology to provide an innovative, practical and versatile system. DefenCell Barriers have been successfully used to provide force protection to military personnel and facilities in a number of demanding operational situations.
Locally available fill materials can be used, including wind blown sand, and are easily compacted to give the Barriers structural strength and stability. The system is very compact and can be stored and hand carried for rapid deployment in emergency and operational conditions
DefenCell MAC® is a new range of protective welded mesh metal gabions lined with geotextile and supplied in several standard sizes including the US Expeditionary Barrier System (EBS) . MAC® gabions are filled with earth, sand or other locally available fill materials and provide ballistic protection, blast mitigation and HVM vehicle barriers. MAC can also be used for environmental applications and is ideal for flood protection.
DEFENCELL MAC® is constructed using the highest quality materials to established and tested standards by the world’s leading manufacturer of gabion structures, using heavily galvanised welded mesh panels and corner coils combined with a heavy duty geotextile lining material created from UV resistant polymer fibre using the same advanced technology as the proven DefenCell Barriers.
DefenCell Profile 300 HVM
DEFENCELL Profile 300 HVM Protection System is a textile, cellular, containment system which can be ﬁlled with various materials (soil, sand, gravel and small rocks) to build a wide variety of structures for perimeter security and HVM protection.
The layered construction technique combined with the smaller 300mm cell size, provides a high degree of versatility in installation, integrating the barrier with the natural contours of the site. Layers can be added/removed to absorb undulations in the ground surface to provide a level topped berm or follow the landscape for a more natural appearance. The geotextile runs lengthways through the structure providing considerable additional longitudinal strength and protection.
Profile 300 has been successfully tested as a vehicle crash barrier to UK PAS68 standards.
DefenCell Ranges & CQB
DefenCell Barriers and MAC are ideal for constructing and upgrading firing ranges, CQB shoothouses and other live fire training facilities. The completely non-metallic construction of the Barriers minimises ricochet hazards whilst providing realistic and durable structures.
DefenCell products are approved by NRA in US and TAS in UK and proven for range & CQB construction in US, UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
DefenCell Flood Protection
Barriers and MAC have both been fully tested as flood barriers by the US Corps of Engineers R&D Centre (ERDC) in Mississippi. DefenCell has been successfully deployed to protect communities from over 3’ of flood water and a mile of DefenCell was installed in less than 36 hours by unskilled local labour.
DefenCell UXO Containment
DEFENCELL is ideal for building containment structures for safe UXO disposal. The completely non-metallic design ensures no secondary shrapnel while the cellular construction dissipates energy and absorbs blast and debris effectively. The structures are quick and easy to install as well as being simple to remove and dispose, and the light weight units are easily transported to remote locations.
A range of standard designs for different size UXO have been tested and hold DDESB approval in the USA
For the full DefenCell range go to: http://www.defencell.com
MILITARY SHELTERS, CAMP EQUIPMENT AND PERSONAL KIT
TENTS AND ACCOMODATION SHELTERS
Franklin has been a main supplier of ITC shelter tents to the UK MoD for many years and supply a range of durable modular shelters to many overseas customers.
We also supply portable and flat pack buildings for accommodation, base camps and field hospitals.
Sunshields and storm doors for the UK MoD for the shelter tents are an example of cooperative development . The sunshields form a secondary roof and provide a layer of protection to the shelter from the effects of the sun and the storm door provided a secure and weather proof additional door for stand tentage. Both products were developed in conjunction with MOD to meet urgent operational requirements.
CAMP EQUIPMENT, CAMP BEDS AND MOSQUITO NETS
Franklin make camp beds and mosquito nets in a range of models and sizes. Franklin have provided several thousand camp cots at short notice to the UK MoD as well as several European forces through our NSPA NATO contract.
PERSONAL CLOTHING, ECW AND PROTECTION
We can assist with the provision of all types of clothing, footwear and personal protection equipment. Recent contracts include 100,000 prs cold weather Gloves and over 750,000 prs specialist Socks for Extreme Cold Weather high altitude military operations.
Franklin is often the chosen partner to give a complete turnkey service, using it's 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.
The company was proud to be awarded the 'Queens Award for Export Achievement' in 1996, and is a member of ADS (Aerospace, Defence & Security), (APPSS) the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers and PSSA (Perimeter Security Suppliers).
J & S Franklin operates a strict internal quality management system and is externally assessed to ISO 9001:2008.