How did we do it?


The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the air force of the Australian armed forces, issued a tender for military shelters which are easy to move for military aircraft maintenance and logistics operations. It had to be possible to easily and quickly assemble and disassemble them, and they had to be functional in extreme weather conditions. The longest component could not be longer than 230 cm in order to allow transportation in 8 feet (= 244 cm) containers. The military shelters had to meet the Australian standards for wind speed and snow loads.


Veldeman won the tender and developed the DAMALSH (Deployable Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Shelter), fully customized for the RAAF. This prefabricated military shelter has a design with mainly pin-connections and can easily be built up from ground level with manpower only. A forklift, cherry picker or other site equipment are not required when installing the military shelters. For ease of installation, customized special assembly tools were also developed. Two types of DAMALSH were developed: with a flat gable or with a ‘big mouth’ gate. In the meantime about 15 DAMALSH shelters are used by the RAAF. The shelters have been successfully deployed overseas for military exercises and air shows in Australia.

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Customized in five steps

Based on your wishes and needs, we define the scope of the project.
According to your needs, we elaborate a project based on standard products or develop a custom fabric structure. Our total solution is finished according to your wishes and needs, e.g. power supply, heating, lighting, air conditioning, decoration etc.
In the event of purchase, your fabric structure is produced in our own fabrics and metal department. For rentals, we have an extensive rental stock at our disposal. Our experienced project managers will see to the logistics coordination of your project.
Your project will be built by our own professional assemblers or under our supervision. On the work site too our project managers will ensure the rigorous coordination of the works.
You can turn to us also after delivery. We attach a great deal of importance to the quality of our after-sales service.

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