ORANGEBURG, NY -- Every year the Marine West Expo hosts the latest in war fighting technology designed to benefit the current and future Marine Corps. This year’s Expo was held on February 13-14, at Del Mar Beach in Camp Pendleton, California. DHS Systems, known for its Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelters (DRASH) is diligent in supplying the Marine Corps with the most advanced technology that helps them overcome challenges and meet demands. At the Marine West Expo, DRASH shelters powered by an Intelligent Power Technology® system, and outfitted with Deployable Command and Control Equipment (DC2E), formed an energy efficient command operations center.
DHS’ command operations center comprised a DRASH MX Shelter and a 2XB Shelter. The MX Shelter offers 442 square feet of useable area, and is most recognized as part of the Trailer Mounted Support System (TMSS) for the Army’s Standard Integrated Command Post System (SICPS). The 195 square foot 2XB Shelter can stand-alone or connect to other shelters, and is known for establishing command and control, life support, medical or surge facilities quickly and efficiently. An integral part of the command operations center was the DC2E equipment. DC2E demonstrated how a lightweight, portable communications integration system simplifies information management by fusing multiple feeds of information onto a single display.
DHS’ participation in Marine West is directly related to its association with the Marine Corps. In describing this relationship Eddie Hughes, Director of Field Operations commented, “The U.S. Marines Corps have a history of turning to DHS for reliable and battlefield proven solutions to help them conduct numerous operations around the world. Marine West is another platform for DHS to demonstrate how our products are designed to improve their missions.”
DRASH Shelter Systems have been used extensively by Marines Corps personnel, including the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (13 MEU), 3rd Intelligence Battalion (3 INTEL) and Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG 31) to support numerous missions across the globe.