Hesco has been awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for force protection expeditionary barrier systems by the US Defense Logistics Troop Support Agency (DLA).

A maximum contract limit of $500,000,000 has been set.

In 1991, HESCO® defensive barriers were first deployed by the UK MOD, as the most appropriate solution for use in arduous and volatile environments, due to their speed of deployment, flexibility of design and proven protection capabilities.

More recently, the barriers became a part of the landscape during operations in Afghanistan, forming areas of compartmentalisation to keep soldiers safe within their accommodation areas.

HESCO barriers were also used in remote areas to construct Forward Operating Bases. Entire compounds here were made from HESCO baskets including guard posts, medical facilities, ammunition stores and even washroom facilities.

Hesco Bastion chief executive Stephanie Victory said: "We have protected the men and women of the United States Army for over a decade and we are proud to continue supplying the DLA with the defence barriers that soldiers have come to trust and rely on."