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USA: Contracts for Shelters, Components & Trailers

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MGPTS module Some have wondered, as they observe fabric tents being used as hurricane-relief shelters on the US Gulf Coast during hurricane season, and in war zones like Iraq where incoming fire is a fact of life, whether there might be a better way that would offer more security, durability, and even military flexibility. Meanwhile, firms like 3S Group are building expandable shelters using securable, hard-walled ISO containers, while SeaBox, Inc. offers dedicated living quarters designs and ShelterPAK kits to quickly transform unused shipping containers. Nevertheless, the tent continues to be the US military’s preferred form of shelter for troops in war zones, and FEMA/DHS’ preferred option for disaster relief. Even upgrades like airbeam technology appears to be having difficulty finding a quick foothold, despite SSC Natick’s best efforts. Recent additions include a recent set of 10 awards, which begin a new set of contracts with the same roster of suppliers… Contracts & Key Events, 2005 – Present Unless otherwise noted, these contracts are awarded by The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP) in Philadelphia, PA. June 11/08: The US military has begun a new contract, with no change in approach, policy, or contracting roster. 10 firms receive maximum $96 million […]

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