DefenCell: Military Logistics

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Convoys are essential to military transportation and logistics, but are unfortunately a primary target for IEDs and ambushes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Transporting fortifications for forward operating bases is especially dangerous due to the large amount of material that needs to be moved.

DefenCell is a new generation of lightweight perimeter and compartmentalisation defence system that minimizes logistical requirements. A single pallet of DefenCell weighs less than 350kgs. and provides sufficient units to build a 2 metre high wall more than 40 metres long. For comparison, an equivalent wire-based defensive wall would weigh 1400kgs.

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). DefenCell fortifications can be filled using locally available granular material (sand, dirt or rocks), and help protect against bullets, blasts, and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs).

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