Vol. 10 No 2 April 2002
Collective Protection System
Integrated Field Shelter
An Integrated Field Shelter has been developed for providing collective personnel protection from NBC agents in a nuclear warfare scenario. The shelter has multifarious usage and apart from living can be used as Command Post, Observation Post, Regimental Aid Centre, and Communication Centre. The shelter can also be utilised for storage of food, fuel, medical supplies, etc.
The construction of the shelter is based on modular concept and comprises a corner entrance/exit module, two living modules, a utility module and a generator set module connected to each other by vestibules. The shelter is structurally strong enough to withstand 7.5 t/m2 circular pressure for the earth covered portions and 15 t/m2 longitudinal pressure for portions not covered by the earth. The structure has .three ventilation/filtration systems and a blower filter of 200 m3/hr capacity also.
Self-contained for 30 persons and capable of
96 hr of living inside
Status : Introduced into the Services and in regular production