The DefenCell™ barrier system provides
personnel and infrastructure protection in Military, Security
and Environmental applications. Lightweight, man portable and
non-metallic with a small logistical footprint, it is available
in various flexible and modular configurations from individual
positions up to complete forward bases and can be deployed
rapidly, with or without engineering support.
In both military and security applications it affords protection
from small arms fire right up to VBIEDs and artillery. In the
environmental sphere, DefenCell™'s proven geocell technology
makes it ideal for flood protection and ground stablisation.
DefenCell™ barrier systems have been supplied to numerous
customers including UK, US, Canadian, Italian and Irish forces
and various multinational NGOs to provide force protection to
military and civil personnel and facilities in a number of
demanding operational situations.
DefenCell: Military Applications
DefenCell is the new generation of Force Protection Engineering,
offering a lightweight and deployable solution for expeditionary
operations. Filled with locally available materials, the system
is modular in height and width allowing construction to meet the
differing threat requirements. All parts are man portable and
air droppable, facilitating deployment in hostile environments.
DefenCell is a range of cellular systems with applications for
the Engineer to the Infantryman, from barrier walls to sangars
and from collective protection to individual 'shell scrapes'.
See how this comprehensive range of products fulfils the needs
of the modern warfighter.
DefenCell is designed to provide perimeter security, from
enhancing existing security systems and fences, to providing
structural integrity to long perimeter barriers. DefenCell can
be built to virtually any height or width and profiled to
provide protection against specific threats.
DefenCell gives a high level of protection and has undergone
extensive ballistic testing, against threats including
ammunition up to 25mm cannon, as well as APDS and tracer. The
strong non-woven fabric is durable and is only minimally
affected by multi-shot attack.
- The completely non-metallic
design mitigates the risk of secondary fragmentation and
- Bullet and blast tested against
small arms, cannons, mortars, artillery, VBIEDs, and other
- Compactible for increased
structural strength and integrity.
- Built in redundancy of cellular
Hostile Vehicle Mitigation HVM
products are ideally suited for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation and
protection against VBIED, from long term perimeter security to
temporary deployable barriers. From chicanes to access control
barriers, DefenCell's versatility makes it the obvious choice
for protective delay barriers. With different unit sizes,
DefenCell offers virtually unlimited engineering design
DefenCell Barriers, Profile and MC have been extensively and
successfully tested against vehicle attack to meet UK PAS68 and
US K12 standards. Profile and Barriers are installed as
permanent protection in UK airports and various critical
infrastructure while MC is a new and innovative solution for
short term deployments.
DefenCell™ systems offer the following
Vehicle crash tested
Lightweight and Compact
Compared to metal or cage systems
Up to 10 times lighter m3 cells
Up to 10 times less transport volume
Ease of handling
Proven layered design
One Man Portable
Designed by Engineers for Engineers
Proven construction techniques in
Extreme temperature tested
Multiple applications: traverses, vertical
wall, bund systems, revetments, road blocks
Specified by Halliburton, Chevron, BP,
Bechtel, Fluor, Parsons
DefenCell™ Wall Systems
The DefenCell™ Wall System has been
developed to enable force protection walls to be built very rapidly in
operational conditions. Successive layers of DefenCell™ are built to the
desired height. Walls of any thickness or length can be produced to suit ballistic and
vehicle impact requirements. The vertical nature of the walls makes them
difficult to scale.
A wide range of locally available fill materials can be used, including
wind blown sand, and easily compacted to give DefenCell™ structural
strength and integrity.
DefenCell™ is made from strong, durable and internationally proven
Terram geotextile material; is lightweight, non-metallic, man portable
and compact. The outside of the walls are painted to suit local
conditions or treated to meet customer requirements.
The system offers significant logistical advantages and one 40'
container will provide approximately one kilometre of wall, 2.25m wide and
2.10m high, or nearly a mile of 1.35m wide, 2.10m high.
DefenCell™ Traverse System
The DefenCell™ Traverse System enables
traditional traverse structures to be built using locally available soil
or sand as a filling material.
In desert conditions similar to those found in a number of conflict
areas, wind-blown or dune sand, generally considered unsuitable for
construction, can be successfully used to build traverses up to 5m high
Barriers can be built to provide protection for camps and hospitals,
aircraft and helicopter protection, as well ammo and fuel depots.
The outside surface of the traverse can be treated on location to blend
into its surroundings or enhance its resilience. The traverse and wall
systems are versatile and can be combined to provide a vertical wall on
one side of the structure, turn corners and accommodate uneven surfaces
DefenCell™ Security Products -
DefenCell™ is ideal for a wide range of security applications,
including vehicle barriers, guardpost protection and checkpoints. It is
lightweight and easily installed using locally available fill materials,
even with variable or mixed fills to suit different threats. The system
is very compact and can be stored and hand carried for rapid deployment
in emergency and operational conditions.
DefenCell™ is designed to be employed to provide perimeter security in
many situations, from enhancing existing security systems and fences, to
providing structural integrity to long perimeter barriers. DefenCell™
can be built to virtually any height and profiled to provide protection
against specific threats.
DefenCell™ Flood Protection
DefenCell™ uses established geocell technology and can be utilised for a
selection of civil and emergency flood protection applications. Terram
geotextile material drains easily and water will soon filter from wet
fill to leave a solid protective barrier. It is fully tested by ERDC,
fast and simple to install and remove, lightweight and compact and can
reinforce existing flood defences.
DefenCell™ Soil Stabilisation
DefenCell™ is very versatile and is ideal
for many construction uses. Versions can be used to provide surface
stabilisation for roads and pathways, ensuring that supply routes are
In wet or unstable conditions the cell
systems are simply deployed, filled and compacted to provide vehicle
hardstanding areas. Helicopter landing areas can also be established,
with stabilisers added to the fill materials to prevent dust and
DefenCell™ Blast Containment
information regarding any of the
DefenCell™ products, please go to
www.defencell.com or call
0044 (0)207 8365746