Military Shelter Systems

Innovative Design to Meet the Exacting Demands of the Canadian Military

Rapid deployment shelter systems are crucial for incident response, crisis management, field hospitals, headquarter shelter systems, early entry and military tactical deployment. These portable camp facilities are typically deployed in remote areas, and therefore, need to operate autonomously. They require that the camps are fully-functional with all of the necessary equipment and amenities readily available right at the location.

The Government of Canada has acknowledged that the typical ranges of deployable shelter systems on the market are not able to meet the requirements of the Department of National Defence. In April 2015, the Government put out a RFP to procure a Headquarter Shelter System (HQSS).

In order to meet this requirement, the rapid deployment structures must not only meet specific structural requirements in harsh climates, but they must be designed to reduce logistical and operating costs, as well as reduce manpower and equipment needed. However, the traditionally used internal-frame design does not accomplish these requirements effectively.

Team Camec was created in response to the RFP for Headquarter Shelter Systems. We provide a proven external-frame design which provides lower lifecycle costs and improved in-field performance, compared to the more common designs.

Discover how an exoskeleton structure brings significant advantages to Headquarter Shelter Systems. Click to download the whitepaper.

As part of Team Camec, Promaxis will be providing the technical drawings and ILS documentation, supply chain managers, as well as manufacturing all metal components including the shelters’ light-weight, compact frames. Promaxis possesses extensive knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of the Canadian military. Since 1971, our single largest client has been the Department of National Defence.

The company’s Technical Documentation Group will use their proven XML-based data management approach to provide provide paper, digital, and Interactive Manuals that meet the S1000D specification. The S1000D XML implementation will significantly decrease the costs of technical documentation maintenance, increase quality control of revisions, extend the lifecycle of the technical content, as well as making it easier for end users to accomplish their tasks.

Additionally, Promaxis provides full-service custom precision metal fabricating, from prototyping to production runs. We have worked on a number of custom fabrication, machining, and finishing projects for clients such as the Department of National Defence, the National Research Council, NAV Canada and Agriculture Canada. Through this experience, and our deep knowledge of the Department of National Defence, we are able to manufacture the shelter’s frames and other components to meet the high demands throughout the shelter’s lifecycle.

To discover the advantages of an external-frame design compared to the more traditional internal-frame design, click here to download the free whitepaper.