Rubb Military promotes wide range of deployable military shelters at DSEI 2017


Rubb Military team demonstrates deployable military shelter in support of operations, exercises or trials at short notice without the manpower and cost requirements of a permanent ‘wet build’ (i.e. bricks and mortar building) solution. The current capability means a huge hangar can be erected on average between four and seven days (wind dependent) and can accommodate all in-service fast jets, rotary wing aircraft and Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs).


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A Rubb EFASS deployable aircraft hangar
(Credit: Rubb Buildings)


The team played a key role in supporting the Unmanned Warrior event at Benbecular, Scotland, by installing a 20m Rubb EFASS deployable aircraft hangar (RES) at the site. This type of beautiful but barren environment is exactly the type of challenge that the TWE capability is designed to overcome.

Breath-taking views, calm waters and glorious sunshine can be replaced at a moment’s notice by driving rain, gale force wind and almost zero visibility. While the temperature outside can be as high as 50°C or as low as -20°C, those inside are kept at a comfortable internal ambient temperature of 20°C.

Jo Llewellyn, head of the Infrastructure team in OIP explained: “Its primary purpose is to provide an environmentally controlled, safe working space for aircraft, enabling personnel to carry out missions that are considerably more challenging outside of permanent infrastructure. One key item within the TWE capability suite is the 20 metre span Rapid Environmental Shelter (20m RES) – a versatile shelter designed for use in the most austere and varied environments from freezing conditions to the searing heat of the desert.

“A recent study by the RAF at Conningsby concluded that the use of a RES increased aircraft serviceability by 20 per cent when compared with aircraft stored outside in the elements. This delivers a marked increase in the number of sorties that can subsequently be staged while on operations.”


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