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Rapid assembly shelter lightens the load

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Any advancement in DHS Systems’ line of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) products is one more tool that lightens the warfighter load, and one more argument that Ron Houle can take to Capitol Hill. The DRASH Satellite Support System was rolled out in 2009 as an accompaniment to DRASH shelters—soft-walled, quick-erect shelter systems that have been used extensively by all branches of the U.S. military for more than 20 years. The Satellite Support System joins satellite communications technology and DRASH shelters—to form a complete integrated shelter system providing personnel with ample work space, cover and concealment.

The DRASH Satellite Support System can easily be set up by two people in less than 10 minutes, allowing users to connect the various communication platforms in use today, such as the Satellite Transport Terminal (STT) and Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), to any DRASH shelter—providing a larger, more effective work area from which they can operate communications equipment regardless of harsh weather and environmental conditions.

Sigrid Tornquist is a freelance author and editor based in St. Paul, Minn. She is also the associate editor of InTents magazine, a publication of the Industrial Fabrics Association International.

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