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Insta-Forts: A New Breed of Collapsible, Fillable Barriers

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Hesco, explained(click to view full) It’s a surprisingly simple concept. Why ship walls, concrete, or even concrete barriers, when you can ship collapsible forms that can quickly be filled with sand or dirt by any untrained person? Why use sandbags with their inherent gaps and manual fills, when the collapsible forms provide full cover, and can be filled in a fraction of the time using engineering vehicles? Uses abound, from gabions and flood control, to stopping bullets and even rockets. When you’re done, just empty the forms, fold them flat again, and ship them out. Systems of this type have been used by the military since the 1991 war in Kuwait. Someone in the US military obviously understood their extreme usefulness to current “seize and hold” operations, because the last few years have seen a series of rather large contracts… Contracts & Key Events Hesco walls(click to view full) Hesco Bastion Ltd’s Concertainer is a prefabricated, multi-cellular system, made of Galfan coated steel Weldmesh and lined with non-woven polypropylene geotextile. It is delivered flat-packed on standard timber skids or pallets. Units can be extended and joined, then filled. Unless the entry says otherwise, the USA’s Defense Supply Center Philadelphia in […]

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