The force protection industry is always evolving, with field fortifications needing to constantly improve and adapt to meet the increasing demands of the modern military requirement.
Sandbag walls and improvised bunkers may have provided sufficient shelter from small arms fire and fragmentation during the First and Second World Wars but they would have struggled to protect against the blast and ballistic effects of today’s weapons.
Hesco appreciates that soldiers require engineered structures that offer blast, fragmentation and ballistic protection but are logistically light, simple to construct and ideally recoverable.
Above all, modern defense systems need to be able to satisfy two key challenges: the rapid advances made in the effectiveness of weapon systems and the increasing size and complexity of deployed military bases.
Camp Bastion was the largest operational camp built since the Second World War. Adjacent to this was Camp Leatherneck, used by the US Army. Both nations helped build Camp Shorobak which was used to house the Afghan National Army. Camp Bastion was also home to a multi-national field hospital, one of the busiest heliports in the world and a fully functional logistics airport. Both external and internal perimeters were established using Hesco defensive products.
Blast and fragmentation testing has been carried out on all our defensive barrier units.
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