HESCO Bastion ConcertainerMilitary Accommodation Roofing, Personnel & Material Bunker Sets
Based in the United Kingdom, HESCO Bastion Ltd has been manufacturing Concertainer® units at its Leeds plant since 1989. The patented design is manufactured to ISO International Standards and has been acknowledged as the most significant development in field fortification since the Second World War. Concertainer units are today established as a key component in military hardware and a benchmark in force protection throughout the world.
Available in a variety of different sizes and delivery systems, each unit has been developed to provide the optimum solution for a wide range of protective and structural requirements. Concertainer units are currently in service with many military organisations including the US Army, USMC, USAF, NATO and the United Nations.
Units have been used for protection in many countries around the world including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Jordan, UAE and Turkey. In order to maintain the integrity of its product design, HESCO works closely with many of the world's leading testing authorities.HESCO Concertainer Mil Units
From a simple single-level vehicle barrier or a 10km perimeter wall, to an entire ammunition compound or bunker complex, HESCO Concertainer units enable the construction of rapid and efficient engineered fortification with dependable protection characteristics.
The HESCO Concertainer Mil Units are a multi-cellular wall system manufactured from welded Alu-Zinc (typically Galfan® and Bezinal treated products) coated steel wire mesh and joined with vertical, helical coil joints. The units are lined with a heavy-duty non-woven polypropylene geotextile.
Available in 12 sizes and delivered flat-packed on pallets or stacked vertically inside a RAID container, units can be easily extended and joined using the provided joining pins and filled with available material using minimal manpower and commonly available equipment.
Units are given the 'Mil' prefix to differentiate them from their civil market counterparts.RAID - Reduced Logistical Burden for Force Protection Engineers
RAID has been designed to reduce the logistical burden of supporting force protection missions on expeditionary operations, such as the construction of forward operating and patrol bases.
RAID utilises a specially designed and engineered container to provide significant increases in the quantity of Concertainer units that can be transported in a 20' container footprint.
The RAID units conforms to all ISO stacking and transportation standards. This unique delivery system gives a reduction in the requirement for valuable manpower and equipment during the execution phase of the mission. Deployment in the field is simplistic, and can be carried out using conventional trucks, wheeled and tracked earthmoving equipment, wheeled logistic vehicles or wheeled and tracked combat vehicles.HAB - Complete Overhead Protection for Personnel
HESCO have also worked on reducing the logistics burden of providing protected HAB's, particularly in the harsh environments experienced by those living in FOBs and patrol bases, where protection against IDF weapons is paramount.
The HESCO Accommodation Bunker (HAB) is designed to house up to 8 personnel, providing each with a personal space measuring 2m x 2m.
HAB has sidewalls of specifically developed Concertainer units and a lightweight aluminium roof. The HAB is shipped in 5 wooden crates containing everything that is required for construction - including tools. Two HABs can be shipped inside one standard 20ft ISO container, and can also be deployed by parachute.EOPS - Extended Overhead Protection Bunkers
EOPS provides a roof structure with defined overhead protection for larger facilities. EOPS is built around existing, ISO container-buildings such as expandable container systems, or basic sea container units. The frames of such ISO units combined with a steel superstructure provide the necessary support for the roof.
At the heart of the design is a unique locating cup, which has been specially designed and manufactured to integrate the roof structure with any stackable ISO container-building unit. An EOPS installation forms, as a minimum, a triple wide structure. Because EOPS is essentially modular, there is no limit to the area of the installation to be protected.Military Accommodation Roofing
HESCO have developed the HESCO Lightweight Bunker Roof (HLBR), a rapid and easily erectable lightweight roof specifically designed to provide protection against IDF weapons. The roof can be built on almost any walls capable of taking the load that the roof will impose upon it.
HLBR has a number of uses such as the roofing for COLPRO, for military living accommodation, or overhead cover for ammunition and explosive stacks. It is used in situations where there is a requirement for protection typically satisfied using timber or steel roofs. Shipped in a single wooden crate, HLBR has a maximum span of 3.3m and can be built by 4 men in around 5 hours.Personnel & Material Bunker Sets
These bunker sets have been developed to utilise forty and twenty foot ISO containers. Walls are constructed using specifically manufactured Concertainer Mil 1 units to give a protective wall thickness of in excess of 1m. The roof design provides 0.6m of overhead cover.
Material bunkers provide access from one end of the bunker, while personnel bunkers provide access from both ends. Although a container is not absolutely necessary, and is not provided with the kit, it will provide enhanced protection, by acting as a spall liner.
A fully containerised bunker kit has also been developed by HESCO. The container contains all components required for construction (except fill material), and has a fully opening side providing easy deployment. The container also has a pre-fabricated personnel door and rear escape hatch - both of which can be opened from inside.Guard Post
The components of this set provide a small protective emplacement with 0.6m walls and 0.45m of overhead cover. Embrasure (firing/observation point) forms are included in the set as are roof joists and roofing material.
The interior space is 1.2m by 1.8m, with 1.98m of headroom. The complete set is delivered on a single pallet and is typically constructed in around 3 hours.