Hughes Articulating Rapid Deployment (HARD) Emergency Shelter

Hughes Articulating Rapid Deployment (HARD) Emergency Shelter

The HARD-MS Military Shelter is light-weight and quick to deploy yet tough enough to withstand heavy and repeated use in Military and Civil Defence operations.

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The HARD-MS Military Shelter is light-weight and quick to deploy yet tough enough to withstand heavy and repeated use in Military and Civil Defence operations.

In hot or cold climates, for short or long-term use, this robust, one-piece shelter is the ideal solution. With insulated versions available and optional heaters and air conditioning, the HARD-MS Military Shelter is more than a match for the conditions.

It’s also exceptionally versatile and easily adapted for different duties by simply changing the detachable liner pod. A temperature controlled command centre can be rapidly transformed in minutes into a mass decontamination facility, a first-aid post or perhaps a temporary mortuary by simply fitting one of our standard liner pods. And if you need something special, we can work with you to develop a customized liner pod. One shelter – a multitude of uses.

The HARD-MS Military Shelter has been designed for maximum flexibility in meeting operational requirements. It can be used alone or several connected together to create extra space.

The HARD-MS is a highly effective and practical solution for a wide range of applications including:

  • Command and Control Centre
  • Accommodation
  • Decontamination Facility
  • Field Hospital
  • Toilet Facilities
  • Shower Facilities
  • Catering Facility

An insulated version is available for use in extreme climates. This can include either an optional air conditioning system or a heater unit.

Design Details

  • Unique patented robust locking hinge design
  • Patented Anodised aluminium frame for strength and light weight (available in green anodised)
  • Operational within 3 minutes – quick and simple to erect by two people
  • Zipped entry and exit doors with fitted windows which include fly nets and window blinds
  • Zipped weatherproof end sections for use when connecting shelters together in a row
  • Cover fitted to frame to prevent it coming into contact with the ground causing it to become dirty
  • Can be used with or without the detachable groundsheet, depending on the application
  • Cover and ground sheet sill are joined with replaceable clips to ensure weatherproof integrity
  • Weatherproof air vents are fitted to improve circulation
  • The HARD-MS frame is equipped to accept the rapid fit pod liner system
  • When the shelter is used with the Decontamination Pod, or Shower Pod the groundsheet supports and protects the sump on the pod
  • Access sleeves are fitted to all four corners for weatherproof cable or hose access
  • A large access sleeve is incorporated to accommodate heating or air-conditioning ducting
  • External loops are fitted for optional banners, signs or logos ie. Hospital cross

Optional Fittings

  • Internal low energy link light systems (either 110v or 240v)
  • External telescopic mast lighting systems (either 110v or 240v)
  • Floor panel options
  • Decontamination shower pods
  • Liner pods – showers, washroom, toilet, bed facilities
  • Thermal inner liners
  • Heating units
  • Combined heating and air conditioning units
  • Generator options (110v or 240v)
  • Storage and transit cases in timber or aluminium
  • Spares kit for the HARD shelter


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