ISU® Standard Containers

AAR Mobility Systems

ISU® Shipping and Storage Containers
ISU® =  Internal Airlift/Helicopter Slingable Container Unit

As the sole manufacturer of the ISU® Container, AAR Mobility Systems has designed over 40 different configurations that can be easily customized to meet your mission requirements.

Standard ISU® Containers

Our standard ISU® Containers are manufactured and equipped with the following features:

  • All pallet bases are 463L certified, aluminum extruded, mechanically fastened, and equipped to lock into aircraft cargo restraint systems – no additional pallets are required.
  • Single-pallet standard base size is 108-inch X 88-inch
  • Half-pallet base size is 108-inch X 48-inch
  • Four-way forkliftable with oversized forklift tubes
  • Intermodal – transportable by air, land, sea, or rail
  • Compatible with standard military transport vehicles and equipment, including FMTV, LMTV, HEMTT, Flatrack, CROP, 2.5-ton and 5-ton trucks
  • Base is pre-drilled for optional caster set
  • Ready for use with low speed or high speed mobility wheel sets
  • Payload capacity ranges from 5,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. – depending on container and configuration
  • Two-high stackable when loaded with up to 10,000 lbs. or when empty
  • Winching rings located at every lower corner for helo-sling
  • Retractable folding steps for easy roof access for sling hookup
  • Weather, dust, and sand-proof
  • Quickly removable center post between doors (without shelves installed) enables loading of large items
  • Containers configurations available with or without center wall
  • Easily integrated to meet any mission requirement
  • Standard colors are green, tan and black; also available in gray, orange, white, camo, or customer specified

ISU® 90 4-DOOR

Metal Military Container
  • Part Number: 56102-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-465-4187
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,720 lbs
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,720 lbs.
  • Four doors - two on each 108” side

ISU® 90I 4-DOOR

Robust Container
  • Part Number: 56116-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-3685
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,700 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,700 lbs.
  • Four doors - two on each 108” side
  • Aisle for ease of loading in aircraft

ISU® 90KC 4-DOOR

Four Door Container
  • Part Number: 56120-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-3687
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,560 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,560 lbs.
  • Four doors - two tall doors on one 108” side, two short doors on other 108” side
  • Two flip-up storage doors and two shelves above short doors

ISU® 90KCI 4-DOOR

Green Military Container
  • Part Number: 56133-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-4140
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,540 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,540 lbs. 
  • Four doors - two tall doors on one 108” side, two short doors on other 108” side
  • Two flip-up storage doors and two shelves above short doors
  • Aisle for ease of loading in aircraft

ISU® 90EO 4-DOOR

Grey Army Container
  • Part Number: 56245-000 Tan
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-4279
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,630 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,630 lbs.
  • Four doors - two on each 88” side

ISU® 90EO 1-DOOR

Weapons Room Container
  • Part Number: 56121-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-3729
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,510 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  5,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  6,510 lbs.
  • One door on one 88” side
  • Door has dual lock rods
  • Designed without center wall to accommodate a weapons room

ISU® 90EO 2-DOOR

Rugged Military Container
  • Part Number: 56136-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-510-4442
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,445 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  5,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  6,445 lbs.
  • Two doors, both on one 88” side

ISU® 90EO 2-DOOR

Transport Container
  • Part  Number: 56129-000 Green
  • NSN : 8145-01-465-4139
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,600 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,600 lbs.
  • Two doors, one on each 88” side
  • Both doors have dual lock rods
  • Can hold four C-5 main gear tires on each side or four C-17 nose gear tires (or configurable for your alternative mission

ISU® 90IEO 1-DOOR

Armed Forces Container Unit
  • Part Number: 56166-000 Green
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 91.35”H
  • Weight:  1,500 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  5,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  6,500 lbs. 
  • One door on one 88” side
  • Door has dual lock rods
  • Designed without center wall to accommodate weapons room
  • Aisle for ease of loading in aircraft (not shown)

ISU® 80 4-DOOR

Four Door Military Standard Container
  • Part Number: 56180-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-501-0843
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 80”H
  • Weight:  1,570 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,570 lbs. 
  • Four doors – two on each 108” side
  • Designed specifically to fit inside an 8-foot high ISO container and to be part of the Intermodal Transportation System by Air, Land, and Sea 

ISU® 70KC 4-DOOR

Lockable Four Door Container
  • Part Number: 56150-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-465-4160
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 69”H
  • Weight:  1,360 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,360 lbs. 
  • Four doors – two tall doors on one 108” side, two short doors on other 108” side
  • Two flip-up storage doors and two shelves above short doors
  • Specially made for the KC-10 aircraft and will fit into other aircraft

 ISU® 70KCA 4-DOOR

Pallet-Based Container
  • Part Number: 56188-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-478-9990
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 69”H
  • Weight:  1,310 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,310 lbs. 
  • Four doors – two tall doors on one 108” side, two short doors on other 108” side
  • Two flip-up storage doors and two shelves above short doors
  • 8” aisle on 108” side

ISU® 60 4-DOOR

ISU 60 4 Door Container
  • Part Number: 56103-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-465-3629
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 88”L X 60”H
  • Weight:  1,300 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,300 lbs. 
  • Four doors – two on each 108” side
  • Designed for helicopter usage
  • Can store additional cargo on top with use of optional cargo nets

ISU® 60EO 4-DOOR

Container for the Military
  • Part Number: 56109-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-465-3677
  • Dimensions: 88”W X 108”L X 60”H
  • Weight:  1,260 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  10,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  11,260 lbs. 
  • Four doors – two on each 88” side
  • Can store additional cargo on top with use of optional cargo nets

ISU® 72.5 2-DOOR

ISU Container Twin Door
  • Part Number: 56104-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-316-3294
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 48”L X 72”H
  • Weight:  910 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  5,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  5,910 lbs. 
  • Two doors – both on one 108” side
  • Approximately half the width of an ISU 70 (half pallet size)
  • 2-way forkliftable

ISU® 60.5 2-DOOR

Forkliftable Containers
  • Part Number : 56112-000 Green
  • NSN: 8145-01-316-3292
  • Dimensions: 108”W X 48”L X 60”H
  • Weight:  835 lbs.
  • Payload Capacity:  5,000 lbs.
  • Maximum Gross Weight:  5,835 lbs. 
  • Two doors – both on one 108” side
  • Approximately half the width of an ISU 60 (half pallet size)
  • 2-way forkliftable
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