J & S Franklin Ltd

J & S Franklin Ltd was founded in 1946 and has nearly 60 years' experience in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of defence and security equipment for governments, defence forces, security forces, NGOs and commercial customers all over the world. Franklin manufactures shelter tents for accommodation, command posts and field hospitals; NBC tent liners; webbing and PLCE; camp beds and mosquito nets; camouflage nets and clothing.

DefenCell deployed in Afghanistan

Wall Systems

Vehicle Barrier

Flood Protection

DefenCell - new generation force protection

Designed by Engineers for Engineers, and developed by J & S Franklin and Terram, DefenCell meets the need for a lightweight, compact, easily deployed range of defensive protection systems.

DefenCell combines established geocell design with the latest geotextile construction technology to provide an innovative, practical and versatile multipurpose system. DefenCell has been successfully used to provide force protection to military personnel and facilities in a number of demanding operational situations.

The DefenCell Wall System has been developed to enable force protection walls to be built very rapidly in operational conditions. Successive layers of DefenCell are built to the desired height.

Walls of any thickness or length can be produced to suit ballistic and vehicle impact requirements. The vertical nature of the walls makes them difficult to scale. A wide range of locally available fill materials can be used, including wind blown sand, and easily compacted to give DefenCell structural strength and integrity.

DefenCell is made from strong, durable and internationally proven Terram geotextile material; is lightweight, non-metallic, man portable and compact. The outside of the walls are painted to suit local conditions or treated to meet customer requirements.


DefenCell is ideal for a wide range of security applications, including vehicle barriers, guardpost protection and checkpoints. It is lightweight and easily installed using locally available fill materials, even with variable or mixed fills to suit different threats. The system is very compact and can be stored and hand carried for rapid deployment in emergency and operational conditions. DefenCell can be deployed vertically, unfilled, to provide containment barriers.

Perimeter Security

DefenCell is designed to be employed to provide perimeter security in many situations, from enhancing existing security systems and fences, to providing structural integrity to long perimeter barriers. DefenCell can be built to virtually any height and profiled to provide protection against specific threats.

Flood Protection

DefenCell uses established geocell technology and can be utilised for a selection of civil and emergency flood protection applications. Terram geotextile material drains easily and water will soon filter from wet fill to leave a solid protective barrier.

MoD shelter tents showing modular sections.

Modified shelter for Operational Field Catering System (OFCS) contract.

Base-X field hospital.

Cot mounted mosquito net and camp cot.

Base-X quick erect NBC decontamination shelter.


Franklin is the UK and European distributor for the Base-X range of rapid erect tactical shelters and NBC decontamination shelters made by Bea Maurer Inc in USA.


Franklin is the main supplier of standard shelter tents to the UK MoD, and has recently been awarded the contract for the modified shelter for the Operational Field Catering System (OFCS). The contract, for over 2,000 shelters and accessories, is worth nearly £3million over three years. In close cooperation with the MoD, Franklin have planned an accelerated delivery programme to meet current operational requirements.

The operational field catering system shelter is based on the standard 12ft x 12ft shelter tent, modified with heat-resistant fabrics and cutouts in the roof for the OFCS cooker chimneys. The operational field catering system shelters will be used operationally to house the OFCS modular cooking equipment supplied by Karcher.


Franklin also have the contract to supply the sunshields to the UK MoD for the shelter tents. The sunshields form a secondary roof and provide a layer of protection to the shelter from the effects of the sun, considerably reducing the temperature within the shelters.


Base-X expedition shelters are the world's most advanced quick-erect shelter system. The innovative Base-X shelters have been deployed in military and non-military applications all around the world, including some of the world's harshest environments.

The modular design and range of sizes make the Base-X system ideal for command posts, mobile medical centres and field hospitals.

Base-X is distributed and supported by Franklin in the UK and Europe.


Base-X quick-erect shelters are ideal for emergency services - the three-lane mass NBC and emergency decontamination shelter is supplied complete with electrics and plumbing and can be deployed in less than ten minutes.


Franklin make camp beds and mosquito nets in a range of models and sizes. Franklin provided 5,000 camp cots at short notice for the Temporary Deployable Accommodation (TDA) project as part of Operation Telic, and have recently been awarded the contract to supply the cot mounted mosquito net to the UK MoD.


Franklin produce camouflage nets to standard patterns or to suit the requirements of our customers. Camouflage nets can be designed to fit particular vehicles or weapon systems, using lightweight pole and 'mushroom' supports.

Franklin is often the chosen partner to give a complete turnkey service, using it's extensive facilities to deliver a single source supply; combining rapid response, experience and confidentiality to provide economical, secure and effective solutions, on a global basis. We are experts in the provision of specialised turnkey operations, drawing together the many components needed to satisfy our customers requirements; the latest and most suitable equipment, experienced support personnel, full training packages, secure packaging and delivery services and, when necessary, finance, counter-trade and insurance.

The company was proud to be awarded the 'Queens Award for Export Achievement' in 1996, and is a member of the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA), the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS) and NBC UK.

J & S Franklin operates a strict internal quality management system and is externally assessed to ISO 9001:2000.


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December 2018

J & S Franklin Ltd 22nd December 2018

The Builders of the Desert - Operation Barkhane   From the outset of the security crisis in the Sahel, France has been strongly committed to bl[more]

October 2017

J & S Franklin Ltd 5th October 2017

J&S Franklin have launched DefenCell Arch modular infrastructure protection system    DefenCell Arch is a new lightweight infrastructu[more]

July 2016

J & S Franklin Ltd 27th July 2016

Securing Public Spaces – An interview with Jeremy Milton of J & S Franklin In the light of the recent appalling atrocity in Nice we asked Je[more]

June 2016

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th June 2016

J&S Franklin show the logistical advantages of DefenCell Barriers at two events in France J&S Franklin will be demonstrating the logistical advan[more]

December 2015

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th December 2015

J&S Franklin have announced further orders for their core protective DefenCell Barrier products. Supplied to various NGOs, the three orders worth o[more]

September 2015

J & S Franklin Ltd 15th September 2015

J&S Franklin launch new product at DSEI 2015 J&S Franklin will be demonstrating a new product of the DefenCell range at DSEI 2015. Developed jo[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 11th September 2015

J&S Franklin to demonstrate DefenCell Total Protection Capability at DSEI 2015 Next week, at DSEI 15 on Stand No; N9-484 J&S Franklin will be demo[more]

July 2015

J & S Franklin Ltd 29th July 2015

J&S Franklin target Middle East airports With two key UK airports already protected by Defencell Profile, J&S Franklin is looking to build on its s[more]

April 2015

J & S Franklin Ltd 15th April 2015

J&S Franklin will demonstrate the total protection capability of DefenCell at Counter Terror Expo 2015 J&S Franklin will be demonstrating the total[more]

November 2014

J & S Franklin Ltd 28th November 2014

DefenCell MAC® awarded US Military force protection barriers contract. The system can be used in a wide variety of roles including vehicle crash ba[more]

September 2014

J & S Franklin Ltd 24th September 2014

J&S Franklin DEFENCELL MAC Flood Barrier passes ERDC testing with flying colours The new J&S Franklin DEFENCELL MAC FE (Flood and Emergency) Gabion[more]

April 2014

J & S Franklin Ltd 11th April 2014

J&S Franklin launch new range of Archer Portable Vehicle Barriers from Meridian Rapid Defense (MRDG) Group in the United States at CTX14 London J&S[more]

February 2014

J & S Franklin Ltd 11th February 2014

1.2 Million USD Contract for DefenCell DC3 Force Protection System J & S Franklin has won a contract to supply an unspecified large Non Government [more]

September 2013

J & S Franklin Ltd 10th September 2013

J&S Franklin launch DEFENCELL MAC at DSEI 2013 J&S Franklin will officially launch their new range of protective welded mesh metal gabions for defe[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 6th September 2013

J&S Franklin demonstrate DefenCell Total Protection Capability at DSEI 2013 At DSEI, on Stand No; N10-350 J&S Franklin will be demonstrating DefenC[more]

June 2013

J & S Franklin Ltd 13th June 2013

DefenCell Profile 300 secures two more UK Critical Infrastructure sites J & S Franklin announced today the completion of two further contracts to i[more]

April 2013

J & S Franklin Ltd 25th April 2013

J & S Franklin launch new range of geo textile lined welded mesh gabions J & S Franklin introduced a new range of geo textile lined welded mesh gab[more]

May 2010

J & S Franklin Ltd 26th May 2010

DefenCell gains PAS68 Vehicle Barrier Crash Test Accreditation J&S Franklins DefenCell Profile 300 has recently successfully completed a number of[more]

April 2010

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th April 2010

Full range of DEFENCELL on Show at Counter Terror 2010 J & S Franklin Ltd will be exhibiting DefenCell, the new generation of lightweight earth/sa[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 9th April 2010

J&S Franklin Launch Defencell Profile300 - Unobtrusive Protection for Critical Infrastructure The threat posed by terrorism and natural disasters s[more]

February 2010

J & S Franklin Ltd 2nd February 2010

Fiberweb's DEFENCELL Engineered Protection System Deployed from U.S. to Haiti for Immediate Aid in Humanitarian Relief Efforts Lightweight, Protect[more]

January 2010

J & S Franklin Ltd 7th January 2010

J&S Franklin Limited, manufacturers of DefenCell, will be exhibiting at Military Engineering 2010 J&S Franklin Limited, manufacturers of DefenCell,[more]

October 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 14th October 2009

DefenCell Force Protection System Contract for Eurocorps J&S Franklin announce Eurocorps Order for DefenCell Force Protection System J&S Frankli[more]

September 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 9th September 2009

Contract for over $2 million worth of DefenCell Force Protection System J & S Franklin is pleased to announce a contract for over $2 million worth [more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 15th September 2009

DefenCell LITE Revolutionises Personal Protection for the Infantryman For generations soldiers have been 'digging-in' using entrenching tools, sand[more]

August 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 31st August 2009

Fort Jackson contract for DefenCell - See us at DSEi 09 Following the recent contract for the US Army range at Fort Jackson, J & S Franklin will on[more]

June 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 23rd June 2009

DefenCell lightweight, compact, easily deployed range of defensive protection system will be display on the J & S Franklin stand at DVD09, Millbrook, [more]

May 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 13th May 2009

After Successful trial to US Army EOD, DefenCell demonstrates at FPED09 Once again JSF Systems will be demonstrating DefenCell, a multi-purpose for[more]

February 2009

J & S Franklin Ltd 13th February 2009

DefenCell blocks Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) DefenCell successfully tested against a VBIED recently at Redstone Arsenal in Hu[more]

November 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 25th November 2008

DEFENCELL proves its versatility at this year's Military Engineering 2008 Conference J & S Franklin, manufacturers of the DefenCell Wall and Barrie[more]

October 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 24th October 2008

DEFENCELL Sponsor the IQPC Combat Engineering Conference. J & S Franklin, manufacturers of the DefenCell Vehicle Barrier System, are for the first [more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 3rd October 2008

New Video Footage Released of Anti Terrorist Vehicle Crash Testing. To view click here J&S Franklin, suppliers of DefenCell, a rapidly deployable t[more]

January 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th January 2008

Case Study - DefenCell in Afghanistan During Operation "HERRICK 4" in 2006, personnel of the British Royal Engineers deployed 16,000 metres of Defe[more]

April 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 4th April 2008

Irish Defence Force buy DefenCell J & S Franklin are pleased to announce that the Irish Defence Force have purchased DefenCell Force Protection Sys[more]

February 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th February 2008

DefenCell stops 7.5t truck less than 1 metre In the latest vehicle barrier crash testing carried out by the UK's Transport Research Laboratory, ([more]

June 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 24th June 2008

DefenCell Vehicle Barrier System completes successful crash testing and gains the US Department of State, K-12 Vehicle Barrier Certification. Durin[more]

May 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 20th May 2008

J & S Franklin to show DefenCell at Eurosatory J&S Franklin will be exhibiting DefenCell, a multipurpose force protection system, at Eurosatory 200[more]

April 2008

J & S Franklin Ltd 29th April 2008

J&S Franklin exhibit DefenCell at DVD2008 Following the recent successful sale of DefenCell to the Irish Defence Force, J & S Franklin will be exh[more]

November 2007

J & S Franklin Ltd 30th November 2007

J & S Franklin Ltd has won two contracts to supply camp cots and mosquito nets for British forces in Afghanistan J & S Franklin has won an order fr[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 30th November 2007

J & S Franklin Ltd supply tents for the British troops in Afghanistan J & S Franklin are pleased to announce two major contracts to supply tents f[more]

October 2007

J & S Franklin Ltd 30th October 2007

Camp Bastion wins British Construction Industry Awards, 'Judges' Special Award' The award is "For a building or civil engineering project of any s[more]

September 2007

J & S Franklin Ltd 13th September 2007

J & S Franklin sell DefenCell to the US Army J & S Franklin are pleased to announce that following successful blast tests at this years Force Prote[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 12th September 2007

J & S Franklin demonstrate the airfield lighting system at DSEi The Carmanah solar powered airfield and emergency lighting system has a proven tra[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 5th September 2007

DefenCell proves a blast at FPED 2007 J & S Franklin are proud to announce that DefenCell was selected as one of the products to demonstrate at thi[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd 19th September 2007

J&S Franklin Ltd DefenCell protection system successfully completes vehicle barrier crash testing in an anti-terrorist role. J&S Franklin Ltd "Defe[more]

September 2005

J & S Franklin Ltd 8th September 2005

J & S Franklin Ltd win UK MoD contract to supply Inflatable Military Decoys. J & S Franklin Ltd are pleased to announce that they have been awarded[more]

J & S Franklin Ltd

Franklin House
151 Strand
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