US Marine Corps to receive HDT ArctiX shelter

2 June 2013 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2013 18:30)

The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to HDT Global's (HDT) Expeditionary Systems Group division to deliver its HDT ArctiX shelter systems.

The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded a contract to HDT Global's (HDT) Expeditionary Systems Group division to deliver its HDT ArctiX shelter systems.

Under the contract, the company will supply HDT Base-X expeditionary shelter family, the HDT ArctiX shelter to allow the US MCSC to operate in austere cold weather locations.

HDT Expeditionary Systems Group USMC/Joint Programs business development vice-president Mike Stolarz said: "The HDT ArctiX shelter system gives the USMC the capability to perform their mission, particularly when facing extremely harsh, cold environments."

"The HDT ArctiX shelter system gives the USMC the capability to perform their mission, particularly when facing extremely harsh, cold environments."

HDT Expeditionary Systems Group president Andy Hove said that the HDT ArctiX shelter was a part of a broad shelter system product offering to the military.

The ultra-lightweight, rapidly deployed shelter has been designed to provide necessary infrastructure to operate in severe cold weather regions for US military and allied forces.

Capable of accommodating up to 15 marines, the shelter can be integrated with the HDT Global-built Marine Corps SHC thermoelectric heater to offer comprehensive protection from harsh environmental conditions for military personnel.

The SHC is a self-powered, liquid-fuel burning and ducted convective heater and features a thermoelectric generator for combustion and air handling.

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