Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has launched a new standardised and reconfigurable MATRIX container system to speed up the availability of operational support units.

The company has developed its deployable, standardised Matrix Container system with ready-installed C-rail that can be rapidly fitted with a range of standardised equipment in a variety of configurations. The containers allow equipment to be fitted to the container walls, ceiling and floor giving users the flexibility to rapidly change and reconfigure the container for demand-based and cost-effective military support. This means that the same container could be rapidly reconfigured, for example, from a warehouse unit into a communications station or laboratory unit, depending on operational needs.

“The world’s armed forces are on constant standby for a number of diverse operations and we wanted to ensure they could be ready for critical situations, with relevant and rapidly-available equipment,” said Ray Cutting, Managing Director of Marshall ADG Land Systems. “We have developed this innovative solution so that customers can rapidly reconfigure containers for their needs, in a quicker and more cost-effective way, so they can have equipment they can rapidly adapt to a variety of deployment scenarios.”

Marshall has a long history of supplying its containerised systems for a variety of applications, including staff working environments, ground control stations, workshops, warehousing and CT scanners, many of which are deployed by British and international armed forces. The company has also developed a virtual reality (VR) application, which uses the latest state-of-the-art commercial-grade VR headset, to provide a totally immersive experience that enables the user to ‘enter’ a container and see the range of equipment in situ.

The Marshall MATRIX container system can be deployed in extreme conditions, including extremes of temperatures ranging from -51 to +60 degrees. (Photo: Marshall)

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