J & S Franklin receives order for its force protection system

J & S Franklin, a manufacturer of defence and civil equipment, has received an order from an unnamed NATO military customer for its DefenCell core protective barrier and ground stabilisation product.

The order, worth €250,000 (£201,000), is for around 105 pallets of DefenCell — a lightweight perimeter and force protection defence system suitable for deployment on expeditionary operations.

The system can be used in a range of military engineering roles, from force protection in operational environments such as Afghanistan to protecting critical infrastructure from vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in the UK.