Gichner Systems Group, a Kratos company, is the industry leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, modification, testing, repair and reset of tactical shelters, modular containers, custom enclosures and specialized truck bodies. Gichner has over 43 years of experience in providing mission critical products and services to every branch of the United States Armed Forces and its Allies, leading defense prime contractors and various commercial markets. The turn-key shelter and containerized systems protect military personnel, electronics and other cargo during transport and operation in some of the world's most challenging environments.
With manufacturing facilities in Dallastown and York, PA; and Charleston and Walterboro, SC, Gichner (ISO 9001:2008) has over 500 employees and 800,000 square feet of dedicated space available to meet the needs of its customers. The company's flexible fabrication areas are uniquely suited to provide custom product solutions for both full-rate production quantities and single prototype unit needs. Whether the mission requires rugged mobility for command and control operations, rapid deployment of military assets, rigid platform and prime mover requirements or custom logistical shelters, Gichner Systems Group can provide a dependable, field-proven solution.
Gichner specializes in engineering and manufacturing shelter systems with high levels of integration including: power distribution, environmental control units, generator systems, EMI and HEMP shielding, chemical/biological protection, work surfaces, cabinets, lighting and racks. The company has delivered turn-key shelter systems designed for a diverse range of mission specific applications including UAV ground control stations, communications shelters, housing and storage units, command and control centers, maintenance shops and radar operations control shelters.
Gichner's dedicated 137,000 sq. ft. service and maintenance facility provides rapid turnaround of refurbished and repaired shelters. From simple repairs to full system overhauls, Gichner is experienced in restoring any shelter to a "like new" condition.
Gichner's CMCI facility in Charleston, SC, specializes in the production and integration of intermodal, modular and specialty container systems designed for the US Armed Forces and commercial customers nationwide. The all-steel construction, available equipment integration options and innovative functionality make these CMCI containers the ideal solution to logistical shipping/storage needs: standard & modified 20' and 40' ISO containers, Bicons, Tricons, Quadcons, expandable containers, refrigeration and other custom units.
CMCI's nine acre Walterboro facility focuses on steel container modification, rapid prototyping and integration. This location enables Gichner to provide quick reaction support for unique containerized system needs including: training facilities, data centers, maintenance shops, disaster relief housing and operations & logistical modules.
Since 1969, Gichner's core product has been lightweight, tactical military shelters constructed with bonded, foam & beam or honeycomb core aluminum panels. The company now offers high levels of integration and customization, and manufactures a diverse product line including HMMWV, FMTV and trailer mounted shelters (S-788 LMS, S-280C/G, GSS-1497B, S-250, S-710), trailer systems, 20' ISO mobile facilities, lightweight expandable units, composite shelters and specialty enclosures.
Recently developed products include 9-high stackable aluminum shelters, helicopter slingable containers, modular generator systems and sensitive electronic equipment facilities.