Military Logistics

WEW wins US Army Camel water tank work

17th November 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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WEW Container Systems will deliver additional Camel low-profile water tank modules for the US Army under a contract announced on 14 November.

The contract will see WEW deliver 167 tanks to Choctaw Defense for integration into the Camel II Unit Water Pod System.

The system includes the 800 US gal Camel tank integrated into a frame and mounted onto the M1095 trailer. The trailers will either be manufactured or refurbished by Choctaw.

WEW said delivery to Choctaw Defense began in August 2017, with peak rate production of up to six units per week thereafter.

The system is a key element of the US Army’s primary water distribution system for platoon level and below. WEW delivered the original 327 Camel tank units to Choctaw Defense in 2013-14 as part of the US Army’s Camel II Unit Water Pod programme primed by Choctaw Defense.

The thin-skinned water tank is insulated, jacketed and features a specially designed internal baffle system to prevent water surge during rugged operations over rough terrain.

Other variants equipped with generator sets can be integrated with a chiller system to provide temperature controlled water, as well as compact water-treatment for saline and contaminated water sources. The tank is capable of sustaining positive pressure and partial vacuum to compensate for operating conditions during airlift and multi-modal military logistics operational requirements.

Björn Stolz, CEO, WEW, said: ‘This follow-on contract is testament to the extremely high standard to which our tanks are engineered, and we are very pleased to be working with prime contractor Choctaw Defense to deliver these further units to the US Army.

‘This work also positions the THIELMANN group well as we look to leverage our proven technologies for future US military programmes with excellent partners such as Choctaw.’

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