Manufacturers of Textile Based Products and DefenCell Protection

DefenCell - J & S Franklin Ltd

J & S Franklin is part of the Franklin Group of companies, and has nearly 70 years of experience in the manufacture of textile based products, supplying military and security organisations around the world. The company was founded in 1946, and since this time has manufactured shelter tents for a wide range of purposes which include accommodation, field hospitals and command posts. They also supply camp equipment including camp beds and mosquito nets, as well as personal equipment such as webbing, PLCE, uniforms and clothing.more

Although J & S Franklin has expanded greatly in its long history, it remains a family-run business. This compact set-up ensures that customers enjoy a consistent and reliable service. The company is a major contractor to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), as well as many overseas governments, defence forces and international agencies. J & S Franklin has gained a reputation for delivering high quality products. The company has an in depth understanding of its customer's requirements, ensuring they are able to satisfy their specifications. J & S products include, but are not limited to;

  • Tents and Shelters
  • Camp Equipment
  • Camouflage Nets and Systems
  • Helmets and Ballistic Products
  • Webbing and Personal Equipment 
  • Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Aid Equipment
  • NBC Equipment for Personal and Collective Protection

DefenCell Engineered Protection

After a decade of research and development, working alongside skilled partner, Terram Ltd, J & S Franklin has developed DefenCell - a barrier system which protects personnel and infrastructure, and can be used in military, security and environmental applications. In these applications DefenCell can be used in a variety of ways; such as perimeter protection, operational protection and in the field. Examples of its military applications include use in;

  • Firing Positions
  • Forward Operating Bases
  • Protective Walls
  • Helicopter Landing Sites
  • Overhead Protection

DefenCell has been developed in a way which demonstrates a deep understanding of the requirements of those who will be using the technology. It is constructed from a proven cellular design, which is made from a strong geotextile material which makes it durable as well as lightweight and compact. This construction means it is easy to transport and fill, making it convenient to provide personnel and infrastructure protection.

DefenCell has been designed by engineers for engineers, and is currently being used at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan for troop protection. DefenCell offers the benefit of being a relatively small logistic burden, due to its light and compact nature. As a result it offers significant advantages over other Expeditionary Force Protection systems. All components of the DefenCell barrier system are man portable making the system easy to deploy to remote and inhospitable locations.less


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DefenCell - J & S Franklin Ltd
151 The Strand
WC2R 1HL, London
United Kingdom

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