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US Army approves AAR HMMWV-mounted shelters

12th June 2013 - 15:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Lightweight Multipurpose Shelter (LMS) Type V developed by AAR has passed first article testing by the US Army. This marks a critical milestone in the production and delivery of the shelter system.

The LMS is designed to be mounted on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), to house and operate command and control equipment for situational awareness and tactical support during operations.

The LMS variants include the Type I (electromagnetic interference, or EMI, shielded), Type III (EMI shielded with tunnel), and Type V (non-EMI shielded with double rear doors).

Lee Krantz, vice president, Technology Products, said: ‘This milestone is significant in that all three LMS variants have now been approved by the US Army for use in multiple programmes that require HMMWV-mounted shelter systems. The results are a demonstration of our manufacturing innovation capability and our commitment to meeting customer requirements.’

AAR was awarded the competitively procured contract in 2011.

The ASTM-compliant solution features a multi-panel design versus the traditional folded two-panel design, manufactured using advanced friction stir welding (FSW) techniques.

FSW enables metals to be bonded in their natural state, without melting or the use of studs or fasteners. The result is a stronger, lighter weight shelter that is EMI capable, providing added value, isolation and protection for critical in-theatre military and defence equipment.

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