Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems


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Mobile Tactical Shelters

Gichner Systems Group, a Kratos company, is the industry leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, modification, testing and repair of tactical shelters, modular containers and other expeditionary solutions.

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Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems, a division of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, is a leading provider of specialised modular solutions supporting critical missile defense and radar systems, unmanned platforms, shipboard systems and other strategic ground support equipment programs. Through its Gichner Shelter Systems acquisition, Kratos has over 50 years of experience in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, modification, and testing of mobile tactical shelter systems.

With division headquarters located in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems has over 350,000 square foot of production space available to meet customer requirements. Kratos’ vertically-integrated manufacturing facilities feature end-to-end fabrication resources that support both prototype and full-rate production needs. Kratos upholds a commitment to superior quality standards and is compliant with ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 Rev. D.

Kratos is the industry leader in modular platform integration and modification, providing specialised packaging of electronics and other sensitive equipment. Kratos has delivered highly engineered, Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielded shelter systems to every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, international governments and leading defense prime contractors. These field-proven, expeditionary solutions are deployed to some of the world’s most challenging environments.

ASF expandable shelter.
20’ ISO Mobile Facility
S-788/G (LMS) shelter.
Lightweight medium tactical rigid wall ISO military shelter (LMT)
Fifth-wheel high mobility tactical trailer (FHT)
Electronics Enclosure

System Integration and Military Shelter Modification

Kratos offers system integration and modification services to deliver turn-key modular solutions. Typical systems feature electronic equipment racks, environmental controls, power distribution and personnel workstations.

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding is a key component of packaging sensitive electronics in mobile C5ISR platforms. Kratos has extensive EMI shielding experience and a complete suite of equipment to perform EMI shielding effectiveness testing at discrete frequencies in the magnetic, electric and plane wave fields.

The company has delivered turn-key shelter systems designed for a diverse range of applications, including UAS ground control stations, communications platforms, radar electronics enclosures, mobile maintenance shops, chemical analysis labs, energy storage systems and data processing facilities.

Service and Maintenance of Tactical Military Shelters

Kratos offers the engineering resources, manufacturing capabilities and testing facilities to provide complete refurbishment, reset and modification of tactical military shelters. From simple repairs to full system overhauls, Kratos is experienced in restoring any shelter to a ‘like new’ condition.

Tactical Shelter Products for Military Applications

Kratos C5ISR Modular Systems’ core capability is the packaging of electronic equipment in lightweight, tactical military shelters constructed with bonded, foam and beam or honeycomb core aluminium panels.

The company offers high levels of integration and customisation, and manufactures a wide range of proven product platforms, including vehicle-mounted shelters, trailer systems, 20ft ISO mobile facilities, lightweight expandable shelters, aircraft-loadable systems, composite shelters and custom enclosures.

LMT Shelter (Lightweight Medium Tactical, 20ft ISO)

  • Family of 20ft ISO shelters offers a flexible platform for custom configurations
  • Optional structural design features include recessed end walls, side removable walls, slide-out expandable, and other variants
  • Available features include power entry panels, integrated levelling jacks in corner posts, onboard generator and environmental control systems

GMS-459 Shelter (Mobile Facility, 20ft ISO)

  • Kratos has produced more than 7,500 CSC certified, modified GMS-459 shelters for the U.S. Navy Mobile Facility Program
  • Using end doors and removable side panels, the shelters can be joined together to form larger complexes providing increased interior space
  • Seven standard configurations are able to be customised and integrated to meet specific mission requirements

S-280 Shelter

  • Durable shelter designed for high mobility applications, including FMTV mounting
  • Standard JOCOTAS approved family of military shelters for basic and EMI-shielded variants
  • Lightweight, high payload shelter features bonded aluminum panel construction with foam and beam core

S-788 Shelter, LMS (Lightweight Multipurpose Shelter)

  • Designed for mounting integration with the HMMWV and other light tactical vehicles
  • Features lightweight aluminium honeycomb panel construction
  • Kratos has delivered over 3,000 standard and modified LMS shelters for various programs

Army Standard Family (ASF) Shelter

  • Two main variants: one-side and two-side fold out expandable shelters
  • Standard ISO dimensions (8ft x 8ft x 20ft) during transportation
  • Expandable variants allow for increased interior capacity during deployment

White Papers

  • Gichner Electronic Equipment Shelters

    Gichner Systems Group's turn-key electronics enclosures provide users with a secure, transportable and scalable environment for housing computer systems, communications equipment, and other electronic components.

  • Hardened Modular Structure

    Gichner's hardened modular structures are designed to protect personnel and equipment from forced entry, ballistic and blast threats during emergency security conditions.

Press Releases

  • Gichner to Exhibit at Upcoming AUSA Annual Meeting

    Gichner Systems Group, a proud part of Kratos’ Modular Systems Division, will be exhibiting at AUSA as part of the Kratos booth (#7414). The US Army’s annual event will take place from 8-10 October in Washington, DC. Please visit our website to learn more about our modular enclosure systems or to contact us for an appointment.

  • Gichner Systems Group to Exhibit at Upcoming AAAA and AUVSI Events

    Gichner Systems Group, a proud part of Kratos Defense (NASDAQ: KTOS) Modular Systems Division, announced today that it will be displaying an electronics equipment van at the 2014 Army Aviation (AAAA) Summit from 4 to 6 May 2014 in Nashville, TN, the US, and at the 2014 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Exhibition from 13 to 15 May 2014 in Orlando, FL, the US.

  • Gichner Announces $2.85m Order for EMEs from Raytheon

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a Kratos company, today announced that it has received a $2.85m order for three additional electronic modular enclosures (EMEs) from Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Gichner is currently under contract to Wenzlau Engineering to deliver 32 EMEs to Raytheon i

  • Gichner Releases White Paper on LMS for the HMMWV

    Gichner Shelter Systems, the world's largest manufacturer of military shelters, electronic equipment enclosures and ancillary products, has released a free white paper on its lightweight, multipurpose shelter (LMS). The LMS is a lightweight, high-strength enclosure designed specifically for

  • Charleston Marine Containers to have Limited-Time Bicon Surplus Sale

    Gichner Systems Group, a Kratos Company, a world leader in the design and development of tactical shelters and containers, today announced that its Charleston Marine Containers, Inc. (CMCI) business unit in Charleston, South Carolina will be holding a limited time surplus sale of its Bicon contai

  • Gichner Announces Launch of Production Line for S-280C/G Shelters

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group, Inc. and a world leader in the design and development of tactical military shelters announced today that it is initiating a production line for its S-280C/G shelters due to a significant increase in demand from customers. Both shielde

  • Gichner Mobile Systems Donates Housing Units to Haiti

    Gichner Mobile Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group and a world leader in the design and development of commercial truck and trailer bodies and containerised disaster relief products, is proud to have donated multi-purpose housing units to the Haitian disaster relief efforts. G

  • Gichner Proudly Sponsors Reports on Impact of War

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group, and a world leader in the design and development of tactical military shelters is proud to be sponsoring Impact of War, a series of reports focusing on the impact that a deployment has on the families of service men and women. <

  • Gichner Acquires Charleston Marine Container, Inc.

    Gichner Systems Group, Inc. (Gichner), the leading supplier of tactical military shelters to the US Armed Forces, announced today that it has acquired Charleston Marine Containers, Inc. (CMCI), located in Charleston, South Carolina. CMCI is the leading domestic manufacturer of intermodal, modular

  • Gichner Shelter Systems Awarded US Army DDE Contract

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group, Inc., and a world leader in the design and development of tactical military shelters, announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the design, test and production of Double Door Endwall (DDE) shelters by the US Army. These s

  • Gichner Shelter Systems Awarded Cargo Bed Cover Contract

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group, Inc., and a world leader in the design, development and production of tactical and logistic shelters and shelter systems, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Natick for the production of type III and IV cargo

  • Gichner is Pleased to Welcome James Lajeunesse

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group, Inc., and a world leader in the design, development and production of tactical and logistic shelters and shelter systems, is pleased to welcome James J. Lajeunesse as our new director of manufacturing. Jim was the general man

  • Gichner Announces New Additions / Changes

    Gichner Shelter Systems is pleased to announce the following additions to the organization. Ed Rash, formerly Manager of Program Management has agreed to return to the Engineering Department as Engineering Project Manager. Ed has been with Gichner since October 1993 and has held

  • Ron Timmons Joins Gichner as Manager of Shop Operations

    Gichner Shelter Systems, a division of Gichner Systems Group LLC, and a world leader in the design, development and production of tactical and logistic shelters and shelter systems announced today that Ron Timmons has joined the company as Manager of Shop Operations. Reporting d


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490 East Locust Street
Dallastown, PA 17313
United States of America

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