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J & S Franklin Ltd was founded in 1946 and has nearly 70 years' experience in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of defence and security equipment for governments, defence forces, security forces, NGOs and commercial customers all over the world.
Franklin manufactures shelter tents for accommodation, command posts and field hospitals; camp equipment including camp beds and mosquito nets; webbing and PLCE as well as uniforms and clothing.
Tents and shelters for the defence industry
Franklin has been the main supplier of the Improved Tented Camp (ITC) shelter tents to the UK MoD for many years. This modular system incorporates the 24ft x 18ft and 12ft x 12ft shelters with passageways and connectors and the smaller 9ft x 9ft Command Post. The shelters are all made from strong, FWR polycotton canvas with modular lightweight aluminium frames and are fitted HVAC and cabling.
We are working with a number of companies and the UK MOD to develop the new Expeditionary Domestic Accommodation (EDA) concept, which will replace the ITC and TDA with a single modular, deployable and versatile accommodation system.
Sunshields and insulation
We helped develop the sunshield system that provides considerable reduction in the solar heat loading and UV damage to the shelters. Using specially developed knitted materials and the same modular frame as the shelters, the sunshields dramatically increase comfort levels within the shelters and consequently reduce the need for HVAC, particularly when combined with the latest insulation lining materials.
Military camp equipment - beds and nets
We make camp beds and mosquito nets for UK MOD and NATO countries (we have an NSPA contract) in a range of models and sizes as well as camp chairs, hanging wardrobes and mattresses. When the Army were deployed to provide additional security to the 2012 London Olympics we provided an extra 10,000 camp cots for emergency accommodation.
Camouflage nets and inflatable decoys
Franklin supply camouflage nets to standard patterns or to suit the requirements of our customers. Camouflage nets can be designed to fit particular vehicles or weapon systems, using lightweight pole and 'mushroom' supports.
We have supplied a number of inflatable decoys to MOD over the last few years. These full-size replicas of various vehicles and weapon systems provide accurate visual, IR and thermal signatures for aircraft training operations. Models supplied include Scud missile launcher, SA5, SA15 and SA19, as well as the T72 tank.
Specialised turnkey services for the defence industry
Franklin is often the chosen partner to give a complete turnkey service, using its extensive facilities to deliver a single source supply, combining rapid response, experience and confidentiality to provide economical, secure and effective solutions, on a global basis.
We are experts in the provision of specialised turnkey operations, drawing together the many components needed to satisfy your requirements; the latest and most suitable equipment, experienced support personnel, full training packages, secure packaging and delivery services and, when necessary, finance, counter-trade and insurance.
The company was proud to be awarded the 'Queens Award for Export Achievement', and is a member of ADS, PSSA, BTK and CBRN UK.
J & S Franklin operates a strict internal quality management system and is externally assessed to ISO 9001:2008.
See also: DefenCell - Barrier Walls and Structures