DOVER, N.H., July 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. company that produces tents and backcountry sleep systems has launched a new product line for the military – the Advanced Linking Combat Shelters.
According to Nemo Equipment Inc., the Advanced Linking Combat Shelters, the 1P SE and 2P SE, are a significant improvement over systems currently in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and were produced in partnership with fabric manufacturers Diamond Brand and W. L. Gore & Associates.
"The Advanced Linking Combat Shelters 1P and 2P SE represent a significant step in providing the Warfighter with the best shelter technology for the adverse climates he/she faces today and in the future," said Mike Sullivan, president and chief product developer, NEMO Shield. "The truly innovative linking capability of the shelter means that each Warfighter can be self-sufficient but still possess the ability to link into a "buddy" for the night.
"The single-wall GORE-TEX Shelter Fabric offers reduced signature properties in a waterproof/breathable fabric meeting flame retardant requirements. We expect this shelter to have a substantial impact within our combat forces."
The ALCS tents feature a minimum of components, an integrated pole design for fast erection and take-down.
NEMO said it is developing fabric in MARPAT Desert, MARPAT Woodland and MultiCam and will soon have other patterns available.