Modular Extendable Rigid Wall Shelter (MERWS)
Expansion Kit for Army Standard Family Expandable (ASF-E) Shelter
The Modular Extendable Rigid Wall Shelter (MERWS) produced by General Dynamics Mission Systems is an expansion kit that attaches to Army Standard Family Expandable (ASF-E) shelters to provide up to 1,150 feet of unobstructed space. MERWS are deployed worldwide to provide large expanses of extra floor space required by tactical command centers, deployable debriefing facilities, hospitals and maintenance shops. The shelters enable these facilities to operate effectively by providing an unobstructed workspace that can withstand high loads with no supporting columns that is easy to clean and sanitize.
- Extendable rigid wall attachment for ASF shelters
- Provides an additional 700 sq. ft. of unobstructed floor space
- Easy-to-assemble – Four workers in four hours
- Small footprint – Can be packed in one expandable ISO shelter for transport
- Ideal for tactical command centers, debriefing facilities and hospitals
General Dynamics Continues to Provide U.S. Army with Shelters for Austere Environments
The U.S. Army has selected General Dynamics to provide current generation Army Standard Family (ASF) Shelters, one-side and two-side expandable, and Modified Extendable Rigid Wall Shelters (MERWS).
General Dynamics is also designing the modernized Army Standard Tactical Shelter (ASTS) to be quickly deployed on the ground or on the Army’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, enabling rapid deployment and increased mobility. Currently under development, these next generation of ASF shelters will cost significantly less than the current ASF shelters and increase many operating features such as nine-high stacking versus six-high which enables greater transportability.