The World’s Most Popular Military Shelter System
The Alaska Small Shelter System® is combat tested and proven to be the world’s most widely used military shelter system in history. More than 20,000 Alaska Small Shelters have been deployed worldwide since 1999. This fully engineered military tent is the system of choice for many US forces and foreign militaries operating around the world.
The highly adaptable shelter system can be configured and used to fulfill billeting requirements for NCO Housing, Officer Housing and Commander Housing, along with various other shelter functions. More than 10,000 Alaska Small Shelters were fielded in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
The Alaska Small Shelter System® is the only military shelter successfully tested to meet all of the requirements in the US Air Force’s 1999 Operational Requirements Document (ORD). It is the official US Air Force Small Shelter System and established the billeting shelter standard for all USAF BEAR packages.
Having proved its durability and usefulness in many military theaters, the Alaska Small Shelter System® is the shelter of choice for both the US Special Operations Command’s Joint Bare Base Program and by the US Army’s LOGCAP IV prime vendors in Afghanistan.
Alaska Military Shelter System Benefits
The Alaska Small Shelter provides many benefits to the warfighter:
- Rapid Deployment – capable of being completely setup in under 20 minutes.
- Portability – 50% less cubic volume than one-piece frame shelters.
- Unmatched Durability – tested to withstand:
- 80 MPH sustained winds (100 MPH gusts)
- 20 lbs. per sq. ft. (PSF) snow load
- 4” of rain/hour with 40 MPH winds
- 100 setup/strike cycles with no major damage
- 50 Hz and 60 Hz versions available
The Alaska Small Shelter Systems® can be equipped with Alaska ECUs (environmental control units) to provide a comfortable interior temperature. We offer a wide range of ECU products. Reduce power consumption for heating and cooling by equipping Alaska Small Shelter Systems® with our energy saving products. Less fuel required equals fewer convoys on the battlefield which results in fewer lives being put at risk.