shelter system is turning the technique of the military
tent on its head.
Rapid deploying tactical
Traditionally, the U.S. military has relied on tents to provide troops with tent in severe climatic conditions environments or throughout a combat missions. But the Field shelter is being changed around the U.S. military with the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter - known by the acronym "DRASH." This system provides a portable
to soldiers that can be easily set-up within minutes without the use of any tools.
military tents range in proportions from about 100 sq . ft . up to 1,200 square feet. Each field shelter is sold
with flooring made of polyester or nylon, and can be equipped with power generators to provide lighting as well as heat. Several DRASH Army Tents can be connected together to create a larger complex at a base camp. Each army tent can be shrunk down to about 2% of its full size for basic storage and transport. The shelters are set up by pulling on the
sides and using pressure to a couple push points. No tools required
Army Tent Used by NATO
shelters are being used by the U.S. and militaries around the world. The Military Tents have grown to be well-liked by militaries which are part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). DRASH shelters happen to be used thoroughly in Iraq and n since 2003. The tents
are used as living quarters, military command posts, communication centers, and as field hospitals. The DRASH system has also been used in civilian
such as in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and in Haiti following a devastating earthquake.
DHS Systems LLC, the company that
makers the DRASH system, is working to develop shelters that are more energy efficient and use less power. The manufacturer is also developing new military tents that help reduce radio interference and protect sensitive communications gear
from electro-magnetic shocks.
is tied up with Government contracts and those tents aren't available for the general public. However few Military Tents and Army Surplus
Distributer has them in stock and available for purchase. A used Drash tent is 70-80% cheaper than
a new one ( Which isn't a real option) and ranges from $1500 - $5000 depending the condition, and model they are sold at. It is essential in order
to get a
serviceable tent, to buy the Drash from licensed sellers and well-known distributers of Military surplus and related products
The Base-x shelter
is another option with an very simple and quick set up time. These Folding Frame Army Tents range in size from personal tents to Corps-level Command and Control (C2) complexes. Base-X® military tents
support Command and Control (C2), Medical Operations, Chemical/Biological and Decontamination, Industrial & Base Camp, Aircraft & Vehicle
Maintenance applications. More on this excellent tent will be published in a seperate Article.