Combat & Casualty Care

Q1 2017

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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According to Jaime Lee, MSS PMO product manager, "Instability has always been an issue. We kind of fixed it by placing scissor-jacks underneath the middle section of the shelter. This works for a while until the ground settles." The kit provides a single fixed floor with two expandable floors. Now that they are made of carbon composite, they are double the stiffness of the previous floors, which makes them less susceptible to unwanted vibration. Also included are four vertical corner posts fabricated out of carbon composite. Each post only weighs 50 pounds as opposed to the current aluminum post which weighs 71 pounds. These posts bear the load of additional containers stacked on top of the shelter. Currently, each aluminum corner post is designed to support 100,800 pounds, which allows for the shipping containers to be transported in a six-high stack. The carbon composite corner posts are designed to meet the current transportation standards which require each corner post to support 211,675 pounds in order to withstand the weight of eight shipping containers resulting in a nine-high stack. This increased capability improves transportation efficiency and will reduce the cost of shipping. Additionally, when taken as a whole, the reduced panel and corner post weights serve to lower the overall empty shelter weight by several hundred pounds. This allows for an increase in the amount of cargo the shelter can carry. A SPARTACO COMPANY EMI Hardened To Protect Troops Shelter - Medical Equipment - Wide Area WWW.JAMESONLLC.COM Field Tough Lighting Jaime Lee A carbon composite retrofit kit will be used to refurbish and address deficiencies in the current Rigid Wall Shelters. Steve Hawbecker, project manager for the Medical Support Systems Project Management Office at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, discusses the carbon composite retrofit kit during the site visit. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Romiti, USAMMDA) Mobile Medical Fielding Hospital-level Care Spring 2017 | Combat & Casualty Care | 5

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