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DHS Systems International is the global provider of Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters, widely known as DRASH.

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DHS Systems LLC,
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DHS Systems International is the global provider of deployable rapid assembly shelters, widely known as DRASH.

DHS recognizes that soldiers require equipment that is as resilient as they are. Whether in times of peace or in times of war, it is imperative that soldiers have the most functional technology to accommodate their missions. That is why DHS offers a range of products that provide solutions to the toughest problems affecting today’s military.

Every product undergoes rigorous testing to ensure that the end user has the most reliable and secure technology on the market. It is because of this demonstrated reliability that DRASH products have been an essential element in the US Army’s Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS). Under the SICPS, DRASH trailer mounted support systems (TMSS) provide army personnel with high-mobility tactical operation centers that are rapidly deployable for command and control communications on the battlefield.

DRASH has a reputation for its capability to transform a series of products into a total system solution. It does this by integrating shelter, mobility, lighting, heating, cooling, power distribution, and command and control equipment into one package. DRASH is now extending its brand even further to incorporate energy efficient products into its already extensive line of equipment.

The US Army incorporates TMSS into its Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS). DRASH TMSS provides high mobility tactical operations centers to soldiers who depend on fast and reliable technology.
DRASH shelters are a reliable support asset to armed forces around the world. DRASH shelters are scalable and operational in all environments and locations.
DRASH shelters and equipment combine to form a total system solution. From medical support to mortuary affairs, military personnel can apply DRASH to suit the needs of various missions.
Energy efficient technology is crucial to current and future military forces. Intelligent Power Technology reduces fuel consumption, lessening the dangers that accompany transporting fuel to remote locations around the world.
Command and Control Equipment must provide commanders with the information they need to execute their missions successfully. DC2E simplifies information dissemination, helping the commander to make an efficient situational analysis.

DRASH equipment has many applications including but not limited to: command and control centers, medical systems, life support areas, maintenance systems, UAV hangers, satellite support systems, homeland response force systems and mortuary affairs collection points.

DRASH military shelter systems

DRASH deployable rapid assembly shelters are the epitome of quick and efficient soft-walled technology. All shelters are rapidly deployable and structured with an advanced, highly flexible composite material called Titanite. The shelter’s frame is comprised of pairs of Titanite struts that connect at key points in the framework called hubs. These hubs account for rapid deployment, as they enable the entire shelter to be pushed up and out swiftly without additional assembly.

The shelter comes pre-attached with a double layer of Xytex, a high-tech fabric that provides insulation from hot and cold temperatures. The specially coated fabric is fire retardant, water repellant and resistant to mildew, abrasion and ultraviolet rays.

DRASH shelters come in a variety of sizes and divide into separate categories according to their width. Beginning with the smallest C Series shelter at 109ft2 (2.3m wide), and ending with the largest J Series shelter, at 1,250ft2 (116m wide), the range in size accommodates a diversity of client needs. In addition, every shelter is easily connectable to any other shelter regardless of the series or model.

An integral component of the DRASH shelter system is the Utility Support Trailer (UST). A UST is a support system designed to provide mobility, power and/or environmental control for all DRASH shelters. Environmental Control Units (ECU) insure the proper temperature and climate control within a shelter. USTs come in various models, tailoring to the energy needs of every mission.

Depending on the model, a UST comes equipped with a generator and/or ECU, a component of the total system solution that ensures that shelters are operable in all weather conditions. Some trailers incorporate a new energy efficient Intelligent Power Technology (IPT), while other trailers have traditional analog systems. All trailers are operable in rough terrain, and are easily towable by military vehicles.

Energy effficient power generators – Intelligent Power Technology

DRASH Intelligent Power Technology (IPT) is a digital generator system that provides soldiers with the ability to control energy consumption on the battlefield. When IPT is active, it forms a microgrid of networked power that controls every generator underneath it to adjust to changing power demands within a tactical operation center.

IPT recognizes energy inputs and supplies power only where it is necessary, reducing energy waste and overall fuel expenditure. IPT is easy to set up, as it is designed for plug and play capability. The system is transportable and fully equipped to operate in even the toughest terrain. Rigorous testing supports IPT’s robust functionality, high mobility and energy efficiency, ensuring that warfighters who choose IPT will operate with secure and reliable equipment.

Command and control equipment

DRASH Deployable Command and Control Equipment (DC2E) comprises a full line of projector systems, audiovisual switching systems and system accessories, all designed to facilitate information management on the battlefield.

DC2E equipment is portable and lightweight, so setting up and dismantling requires minimal time and few personnel. Screen displays are available in medium, large, and now an extra-large design. Depending on the model, the system may have a front or rear projection.

Audiovisual systems include mini, small, medium and large variants. An intelligent data distribution system, microphone system, clock system, IPT remote monitor and tactical utility field furniture are additional accessories that complete the DC2E line.

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  • Latest News from DHS Technologies

    In our quarterly update, DHS Technologies discusses the success of their DRASH products with the US military, the latest products and upgrades available for clients, and an interview with central regional manager Trent Baer reveals how business development could benefit clients.

  • How Can DHS Business Development Help You?

    The DHS Business Development team is a group of extremely knowledgeable and experienced representatives whose background and expertise have proven to be an asset to customers seeking information and assistance. In an interview, East regional manager, Scott Jackson, provides some insight about himself and his AOR.

  • DRASH Attends Two Expos in One Week

    March 17-23 was a busy week in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the Shadow Warrior and Global Response Force Expos demonstrating the latest equipment for soldiers and DA civilians. DHS Systems was present at both expos to discuss the variety of equipment available through its DRASH line to help the warfighter meet multi-mission challenges.

  • TRADOC NIE 13.1 Summary Report Commends DHS Intelligent Power Technology Fuel Efficiency

    DHS Systems LLC, known for its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH), has become an industry leader in developing energy efficient power management systems for the military. DHS's intelligent power technology (IPT) a networked power micro-grid system that optimises generators to fluctuating power demands has proven its energy saving capabilities at the Networked Integrated Evaluation (NIE) 13.1.

  • DHS International Demonstrates DRASH Versatility at IDEX 2013

    On February 17-21 2013, DHS Systems International, will be displaying several of its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). The exhibition will be taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • DRASH Quarterly Highlights

    In July of 2012, DHS Systems LLC, creator of the Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH), sold a line of 5-ton ECUs and Skid Carts to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for its U.S. Army Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

  • DRASH Deployed During Air Combat Power Visit

    Last year, the Joint Force Air Component Headquarters (JFACHQ), one of the Royal Air Force's (RAF) Command and Control (C2) assets participated in Air Combat Power Visit (ACPV) held at Royal Air Force Waddington in Lincolnshire, UK.

  • IDDS Make DRASH DC2E More Robust

    DHS Technologies, the parent company of DHS Systems, today announced that a new solution has been added to its diverse portfolio of durable and highly reliable DRASH deployable command and control equipment, known in the field by end-users as DC2E.

  • DRASH Provides Total Solution at AUSA

    Known as one of the largest military trade shows of the year, the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exposition was held in Washington, DC this year.

  • National Park Service Deploys TMSS Medium After Hurricane Irene

    On Saturday 27 August 2011 members of the US Department of the Interior's National Park Service regional incident command team set out for a pre-deployment mobilisation in response to Hurricane Irene, which they anticipated would make landfall on Sunday 28 August.

  • DHS Systems Inducted into Legion de Lafayette

    DHS System's was inducted into the US National Guard Educational Foundation's Legion de Lafayette for their support of the guard and its heritage at a reception held at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, DC.

  • DHS Technologies' New Antimicrobial Technology to Revolutionize Military Field Hospitals

    DHS Technologies, a leading manufacturer in shelter solutions for the military and emergency responders, today announced a new fabric solution for its line of DRASH shelters. The new fabric, XYTEX 500™, will offer 99.99% protection against microbes and other disease-causing microorganisms that come in contact with it. The World Health Organization recognizes microbes and the infections they spread as a leading cause of death in the world today.

  • DHS Systems International at DSEi 2011

    DHS Systems International will be showcasing its range of products and technologies, including DRASH, the mobile quick-erect shelter system, at this year's Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEi) expo. DSEi takes place on the 13-16 September, 2011, at ExCel London. DHS Sys

  • DHS Systems International to Unveil Drash Xytex 500™ at DSEi 2011

    DHS Technologies' international subsidiary DHS Systems International based in Hereford, UK and DHS Systems, based in the US, will be unveiling several new innovative solutions and products while holding ongoing demonstrations of its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) quick, setup shelters

  • Tour the DRASH: Not your Ordinary Army Tent

    Imagine assembling a surgical suite in just one hour that is capable of delivering life-saving care to both wounded soldiers near enemy lines or seriously-injured civilians after a natural disaster. Imagine a large train derailment or some other CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological or nuclea

  • DC2E Named a Finalist in Homeland Security Awards

    In November 2010, DHS Systems was named a finalist in GSN: Government Security News' second annual Homeland Security Awards competition. The awards, which were handed out on 8 November during a gala dinner in Washington DC, celebrated outstanding achievements by security vendors and govern

  • DHS Technologies Renames International Subsidiary

    As of 31 October 2010, military contractor DHS Technologies' international subsidiary, formerly known as MilSys (UK), will be operating under the new name of DHS Systems International. The renaming comes at a time when DHS Technologies, known primarily for its Deployable Rapid Assembly

  • Line of DRASH Satellite Support Systems Expanding

    DHS Technologies recently announced it has expanded its line of DRASH satellite support systems to accommodate the warfighter information network-tactical (WIN-T). The company began work on its new WIN-T shelter system while attending a fielding with the Alabama National Guard this sum

  • Wounded Warrior Project Unveils DRASH Bunker at Under Armour

    On September 9, 2010, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), in partnership with DHS Technologies and Under Armour, completed construction on its new DRASH bunker at Under Armour’s distribution house in Curtis Bay, Maryland. The bunker will be used for volunteers as they put together backpacks

  • Health Officials Attend Disaster Management Demonstration

    On August 18, 2010, shelter manufacturer DHS Technologies LLC showcased several of its mobile emergency facilities, including a field hospital, surge facility and incident command post, during a disaster management demonstration in DuPont, Washington. The facilities were constructed fr

  • Military Contractor Donates Shelter for Chilean Earthquake Relief

    Military contractor DHS Technologies has donated a 304ft² shelter to the O'Higgins Region of Chile to support recovery efforts following the February earthquake that devastated much of the South American country. DHS Technologies announced its donation on 16 June during the Rebuild

  • DHS Technologies Display Emerging Shelter Technology

    DHS Technologies has displayed the latest in mobile infrastructure technology at the company's first-ever capabilities demonstration. The event, which was held near DHS's manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama, was attended by military officials and first responders from as far away as Sou

  • DHS Technologies Launches Custom Shelter-Design Program

    DHS Technologies recently launched a newly revised software program that will allow customers to design their own unique shelter solution. VTAP 2.0, or the second edition of the Virtual Tactical Application Program, allows users to simultaneously build 2D and 3D renderings of deployable

  • Bataan Amphibious Relief Force Helps to Keep Supplies Flowing in Haiti

    On January 14, 2010, Beachmaster Unit Two (BMU-2) set sail aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) for Haiti. The unit was deployed as part of Operation Unified Response to help stabilise and improve conditions in the Caribbean country following last month's quake. <

  • DRASH Systems Deployed for Haiti Earthquake Relief

    Since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January 2010, thousands of US troops have poured into the country to help distribute food, water, medicine and other supplies to survivors and to evacuate patients in need of medical care. Among the first troops to arrive were personnel

  • DRASH Supports Search and Rescue Efforts Following Power Plant Explosion

    On 7 February, 2010, an explosion at the Kleen Energy Systems plant in Middletown, Connecticut killed five workers and left many more injured. The blast, which took place during a test of natural gas lines running through the nearly finished facility, could be felt and heard by residents for mile

  • DC2E Transformer Projection Screen Display Hits the Market

    Military contractor DHS Systems LLC recently introduced the newest product to join its line of deployable command and control equipment (DC2E) – the DC2E large transformer projection screen display. Designed to fit into a 1,250 square foot DRASH J Series shelter, the DC2E large transfor

  • DRASH Assists Brazilian Authorities in Flood Response

    Several residential districts in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro were left devastated after heavy rains slammed the country's south-eastern region this November. Thousands of homes were destroyed and millions more were left without power or water. With many residents in desperate

  • The Princess Royal Visits DHS Subsidiary MilSys (UK) Ltd

    On Monday, 26 October 2009, HRH the Princess Royal visited MilSys (UK) Ltd in Hereford to mark the national and international success of the company. MilSys provides deployable rapid assembly shelters (DRASH) to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and international markets. HRH the Princes

  • Joint Task Force Civil Support Purchases New Incident Command Post

    Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTF-CS) recently purchased a Reeves Incident Command Post (ICP) Trailer. The system will be used as part of JTF-CS command efforts across the country. A subordinate of US Northern Command, JTF-CS is responsible for the command and control of Department o

  • DRASH Shelters Facilitate Pandemic Response

    On September 21, 2009, staff at the Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas set up two DRASH 5XB Shelters outside of the hospital’s emergency room to serve as triage and treatment centers during this year’s flu season. The shelters, which together offer more than 700 square fee

  • DRASH DC2E Now Available on GSA Schedule

    DRASH Deployable Command and Control Equipment (DC2E), a complete audio visual screen system that joins various feeds of information onto single or multiple screens, will now be available through the US General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. The product, which was launched in t

  • DHS Systems Opens New Support Facility at Fort Riley

    On 1 June military shelter contracting company DHS Systems LLC opened a new support facility (SF) for the First Infantry Division and nearby units of Fort Riley in Manhattan, Kansas. The 3,200sqft facility, which includes a 2,000sqft bay area and square-acre yard for outdoor repairs an

  • DHS Systems Standardises DRASH Trailer Line

    The start of 2009 saw numerous changes to DHS Systems' line of DRASH utility shelter transport (UST) trailers. The alterations were made as part of an effort to standardise the trailer line. Throughout the planning stage engineers based their designs on the TMSS medium and large systems

  • DRASH Unveils New Command and Control Equipment

    DHS Systems LLC has revealed several changes to its deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) deployable command and control equipment (DC2E). Introduced in November, the DC2E large-screen display is a projector system designed for users operating in large workstations, including the

  • Mission Rehearsal Exercise Prepares Stryker Brigade for Duty

    On 5 February, the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division (5/2 SBCT) began their harshest assignment yet. Formed a mere two years ago, the Stryker Brigade had been directed to travel 1,200 miles into the desert and engage in multiple battles. The 5/2 SBCT was not trekking through

  • 5th BCT Puts DRASH to the Test

    On 17 December, the 5th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) attended a demo held by DRASH representatives at Fort Bliss. The 1st Brigade, 1AD, 1-36 Infantry, 5th Brigade, 1AD, and several brigade support battalions also attended. During the exercise, a TMSS large system, a TMSS medium system, two

  • DHS Holds Intelligent Trailer System Training

    DHS Systems conducted system training for its HP-2C/308 Intelligent Trailer on December 8-12. The exercise, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, included a digitally controlled battery support center trailer designed to provide environmental control and power to shelters that are part of Intelligent Traile

  • Health Department Purchases New Incident Command Post

    The Hamilton County Health Department in Indiana, USA recently purchased the Reeves ICP. Along with a deployable rapid assembly shelter (DRASH) MX shelter, the system will serve as a mobile point-of-dispensing site. Having purchased a DRASH shelter to be used as an alternate care site


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