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J & S Franklin Ltd was founded in 1946 and has over 60 years experience in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of Defence and Security Equipment for Governments, Defence Forces, Security Forces, NGOs and commercial customers all over the world.


Franklin manufactures tents and shelters for accommodation, command posts and field hospitals; camp equipment including camp beds and mosquito nets; webbing and PLCE; camouflage nets and clothing as well as equipment for emergency relief and humanitarian aid, communications equipment, rations and inflatable decoys.

Shelter Tents and Sunshield from Franklin

Four man tunnel tent from Franklin Equipment

Shelter 24 x 18 with heater Unit from Franklin.

J & S Franklin has been a major Contractor to the UK Ministry of Defence for over forty years as well a preferred supplier to many overseas Governments, Security Forces, International Agencies and the United Nations. We operate a comprehensive quality management system to ISO 9001:2008 including strict Environmental and Ethical policies and we ensure that all our manufacturing partners and subcontractors follow these policies.

Click here to see more about tents and shelters.


In association with Terram Ltd, J & S Franklin have developed DefenCell™ which is an expeditionary earth filled barrier system designed to provide ballistic protection, blast mitigation, vehicle barriers and flood protection. The strong cellular construction combined with proven Terram geotextiles allow structures to be easily and quickly built from locally available compactable materials.

For more information about DefenCell™ please click here.

DefenCell - Engineered Protection for Military Applications

DefenCell - Engineered Protection for Security Applications

DefenCell - Engineered Protection for Environmental Applications



Conflict in the twenty first century will confront you with a range of diverse threats and a high level of personal protection is now standard issue in many Military and Security operations.

Ballistic Protection is provided by Helmets and Body Armour, using the latest materials and technologies to make lighter and more comfortable products for continuous usage.

Chemical and Biological warfare, as well as the risk of Radiation and Nuclear pollution, are all realistic threats and personnel need to be equipped with protective clothing, have access to collective protection, be able to decontaminate themselves and their equipment and have the capacity to deal with casualties.


As a soldier you need comfortable and durable uniforms, clothing and footwear to ensure you remain in best condition to operate. Many advances in technical materials and clothing in the sports and adventure markets have led to ever improving performance garments.

We use these technologies in their uniforms and clothing to ensure that they meet your operational needs. From outerwear to underwear and from headwear to footwear, we strive to provide the best quality products using the best and most economic materials and manufacturing techniques available to make sure you get the best kit available.

Click here to see more information about the Uniforms and Clothing that we offer



In today's expeditionary environment you may have to carry a considerable amount of kit, travel long distances in many types of transport and be prepared to deal with different operational and climatic conditions. Your kit needs to be carried in a variety of packs and bags and be readily available, dry and in good condition, when you need it.




We make a wide selection of backpacks, day packs, kitbags, travel bags, valises and other webbing and load carrying equipment to meet these requirements and can provide you with advice on the most suitable for you.

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In the first critical days after a natural disaster it is vital to be able to react quickly. We have many years of experience in responding to urgent requirements enabling us to ensure reliable and rapid delivery. We hold stocks of essential stores and supply shelters and other relief equipment in emergency situations.

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we responded to an urgent need for assistance from the NGO community in Haiti and delivered over 50 pallets of protection equipment by air within 48 hours.

Available products include Tents, Shelters and Tarpaulins; Blankets and Heaters; Rations and Water Purification; Vehicles; Water and Fuel Bowsers as well as security equipment such as fencing and our DefenCell barriers for perimeter security, flood protection and shelter construction.


For more information about NGO and Disaster Relief please click here.




Inflatable SA-10 Radar Guidance

Full sized inflatable decoys

Inflatable Scud Missile Launcher on exercise.

Franklin supply inflatable decoys for training. The inflatables are full size replicas of armour and vehicles, from Scud launchers to T72 tanks and aircraft. They provide realistic visual, radar and thermal signatures and an average unit can be deployed or stowed in less than 15 minutes.

For more information about Inflatables please click here.


Franklin manufactures camouflage nets and concealment sets for woodland, desert and snow conditions, for protection against detection in the visible, thermal and radar wavebands.

Desert Camouflage

Camouflage Netting to hide all sizes of Equipment

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J & S Franklin is often the chosen partner to give a complete turnkey service, using its extensive facilities to deliver a Single Source Supply; combining rapid response, experience and logistics to provide economical, secure and effective solutions, on a global basis.

We are experts in the provision of specialised turnkey operations, drawing together the many components needed to satisfy our customers requirements; the latest and most suitable equipment, experienced support personnel, full training packages, secure packaging and delivery services and, when necessary, finance, counter-trade and insurance.

Franklin House
151 Strand

Tel: +44 (0)20 78365746

Fax: +44 (0)20 78362784



Contact: Mr Jeremy Milton (Sales Manager)

Products/Services :

  • Armour Ballistic
  • Armoured Gatehouses / Sentry Huts
  • Armoured Vehicles
  • Armoured Vehicles and Support Equipment
  • Ballistic Armour
  • Ballistic Body Armour
  • Ballistic Helmets
  • Biological Warfare Protection Systems
  • Bivvy Bags - Bivouac Bags
  • Blast Containers
  • Blast Containment
  • Blast Protection for Buildings
  • Blast Protection for Vehicles
  • Blast Resistant Portable Buildings
  • Body Armour
  • Body Protection
  • Camouflage - Deception Systems
  • Camouflage Nets
  • Camouflage Netting
  • Camp Beds
  • Camping Ancillaries
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Protection Equipment
  • Clothing - Uniforms
  • Combat Helmets
  • Composite Armour
  • Concealment Systems and Equipment
  • Container Based Systems
  • Decontamination Equipment
  • Defencell Gabion Structures
  • DefenCEll Traverse Systems
  • DefenCell Wall Systems
  • Defensive Military Earthwork Barriers
  • Defensive military Enclosures
  • Desert Camouflage Netting
  • Disaster Food Aid
  • Emergency Housing
  • Emergency Ration Packs and Supplies
  • Emergency Relief Shelters
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Emergency Storage Solutions
  • Enclosures
  • Equipment For Humanitarian Aid Camps
  • Field Hospitals
  • Field Kitchens
  • Force Protection Systems
  • Foul Weather Clothing
  • Goretex
  • Helmets
  • Homeland Security
  • Humanitarian Equipment and Supplies
  • Inflatable Life Jackets
  • Inflatable Shelters
  • Internal Security Vehicles
  • Landmine Clearance Vehicles and Equipment
  • Logistics Handling
  • Mass Decontamination Systems
  • Medical Shelters
  • Military Field Hospitals
  • Military Shelters
  • Military Structures
  • Mobile Field Hospitals
  • Mosquito Nets Free-Standing
  • Mosquito Repelling Products
  • NBC Equipment
  • Nets
  • NGO Protected Vehicles
  • Operational Rations
  • Personal Equipment
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Police Vehicles
  • Ration Packs
  • Relocatable Structures / Buildings
  • Respirators
  • Rucksacks
  • Satellite Systems and Equipment
  • Self Heating Ready Meal
  • Shelters
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Storage Structures
  • Survival and Life Support Equipment
  • Survival Bags
  • Survival Blankets
  • Tarpaulins
  • Technical Fabrics
  • Temporary Aircraft Hangers
  • Temporary Buildings
  • Temporary Housing
  • Temporary Kitchens
  • Temporary Living Quarters
  • Temporary Offices
  • Temporary Recreational Areas
  • Temporary Storage
  • Temporary Structures
  • Temporary Warehousing
  • Temporary Workshops
  • Tentage
  • Tents
  • Uniforms
  • Vehicle Armouring
  • Vehicle Systems and Equipment
  • Webbing

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