Deployable kennel systems improve conditions for police, rescue and military working dogs
January 4, 2022 By Blue Line Staff
Specially constructed deployable dog kennels have been designed by G3 Systems Ltd to improve the living conditions for military and law enforcement working dogs.
The secure accommodation units come with integral cooling and heating systems to help control and maintain the temperature of the animals’ sleeping areas.
The new air-conditioned kennels are designed to help military working dogs cope with the summer heat of Iraq and the cold of Afghanistan, as well as providing a number of Police dogs with secure accommodation when deployed to incidents and high-profile events outside their normal area of operations.
The fully deployable kennels are based upon DROPS compatible 20ft ISO containers that can each house four service animals. They can be shipped to new operational locations and set up within a short period. Importantly, no hand tools are needed for the deployment and construction of these shelters.
The containers convert into kennel units through the fast assembly of mesh panels, which provide internal sleeping areas, external kennel areas, feeding preparation and storage areas with integral water and electrical distribution. There is a small working space within the container for the handlers to prepare food and complete basic administration. Storage is provided to accommodate food supplies and basic kit for handling the dogs.
Standardized componentry throughout enables the deployable kennels to be easily maintained and reduces logistics and through-life costs, while transportation containers for each dog, which are collapsible to reduce storage when not in use, also provide a safe and comfortable means of moving the animals quickly by road or air transport as required.
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