J & S Franklin Ltd2009-08-31 19:13:27

Fort Jackson contract for DefenCell - See us at DSEi 09

Following the recent contract for the US Army range at Fort Jackson, J & S Franklin will once again be demonstrating DefenCell, a multi-purpose force protection system at this year's Defence Systems & Equipment International (DSEi09) which will be held at Excel London from the 8th to the 11th September 2009.

DefenCell was supplied for the construction of a Protective Berm at the Urban Assault Range at Fort Jackson, Columbia, USA. The Berm consisted of two walls 14ft high and 150 ft and 120ft long respectively, each using 8 layers of DefenCell. The purpose of the wall was to increase the protected area and prevent ricochet and stray rounds leaving the range complex.

DefenCell walls were selected as offering the advantages of decreasing the footprint of the berm and amount of aggregate used in construction as well as providing an alternative to the costly and maintenance intensive traditional earth bunds.

DefenCell's cellular design, along with the latest geotextile construction technology provides strength, versatility and simplicity. Significant advances in UV resistance have been tested to show extended durability in extreme conditions.

DefenCell is air-droppable, man portable and its non-metallic structure means it generates no secondary shrapnel and can be safely pushed off the back of a lorry with no risk of damage.

DefenCell is currently on operational deployment in Afghanistan with the British Army, where it is protecting two highly vulnerable ammunition supply points in two separate locations at Camp Bastion in Helmand province and Kandahar Airport, in Chad with the Irish Defence Force, and a number of US bases. It is deployed in facilities and force protection roles in the UK and Italy where it continues to meet the exacting requirements of operational troop and equipment protection in hostile environments.

DefenCell will be on view on Stand No: 579 (UK Group)

For more information contact:
Franklin House
151 Strand
United Kingdom
Tel:     +44 20 7836 5746
Fax:     +44 20 7836 2784



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