Drehtainer To Supply F-35 Mobile Command Post to Netherlands

Containerised System Will Initially be Deployed to US
Earlier this year, Drehtainer received an order from the Royal Netherlands Air Force for a mobile command post to support training and education for the nation’s F-35 LIGHTNING II fleet.

The deployable system, designated the Mobile Special Access Programme Facility (MSAPF), is mounted in 27 containers, each subdivided in a working space and a technical space. The working space features both conference rooms and computer workstations. To this end, a total of 13 functional and three special CIS containers are available. Two containers accommodate the air-conditioning and air and energy supply systems for the entire facility. All rooms are connected via a central hallway formed by nine 10-ft-containers.

MSAPF has been designed to withstand ballistic threats, from direct grenade or rocket attacks, for example, in accordance with STANAG 2280. Significant parts of the facility are also RF-shielded and possible CBRN threats are countered by an integrated filter system. Flexibility for further expansion in the form of additional containers has been included.

Initially, the building will be set up in the USA. Aside from being used for the education and training of pilots and ground staff, the suitability of the facility will be tested in an operational trial phase in line with the development of detailed procedures for its tactical use. Afterwards, the MSAPF is to be deployed to exercises and operations.


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