Deployable Shelter Systems


GDS provides tailored Containerised, Expandable Containerised, Hardened Systems, Trailer and Pallet Mounted Solutions along with Deployable Soft Shelters for the Australian Defence Force, Security agencies as well as the Commercial industry.

GDS is committed to providing the right solution for the task and to this end does not advocate the “one size fits all”.  GDS works with the client to ensure that each requirement is solved with the most cost effective and technically sound solution.  By being associated with several premium Shelter Manufacturers from around the world GDS is able to put the clients’ needs first.



GDS proudly works with:

Hard-Shelters (Containers and Trailers)

  • SERT
  • Mobile Hospitals and Clinics
  • Drehtainer
  • Kratos (Gichner Systems)
  • SCIF Solutions
  • Weatherhaven

Soft-sided Shelters (Tents):

  • Canvas & Tent
  • Hunter Defence Technologies (HDT)
  • Weatherhaven

GDS provides sales, integration and support for these manufacturers’ products in service with the Australian Defence Force.


kratos-ballistic-shelterGDS’s integration and support facility enables any container including expandable that is supplied to GDS, to be customised, integrated into any configuration and supported within Australia. The systems are easy to move due to the flexibility of being ISO standard size when ready to be deployed. The configuration can cover a variety of options to include:

  • Catering Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Ablutions
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Storage Facilities
  • Tool Storage and Workshops
  • Ground Support Capabilities
  • Communications and Command posts

The SERT Containers, Trailer and pallet mounted systems can be customised to Australian Standards and can be supplied in the following configuration:

  • Field Catering
  • Ablutions
  • Sanitation
  • Multipurpose


Secure Compartmented Information Facilities are available in fixed or modular footprints.

SCIF’s, including Tempest rated, can be customised into many configurations with a range of options incorporated to meet client’s needs.


These capabilities can be customised into many configurations in order to meet client’s needs.

  • Catering Facilities
  • Medical Facilities
  • Ablutions
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation
  • Storage Facilities
  • Communications and Command posts
  • Ground Support Capabilities
  • Workshops and Hangars

A range of options can be incorporated within the systems.


All of our shelter systems can include but are not limited to accessories such as:

  • Catering Equipment
  • Generators
  • Environmental control Units (Air conditioning)
  • Corridors
  • Interconnectors
  • Ramps
  • Furniture
  • Tools
  • Flooring Options
  • Waste Water Reticulation
  • Storage Solutions
  • Electrical and Plumbing Fit Outs
  • Medical Equipment
  • Wash Basins
  • Decontamination Sinks
  • Sun/Solarshades
  • Trailer options

Dantherm Air Conditioners

The ACM series Air Conditioner from Dantherm is a transportable unit, developed primarily to provide air conditioning in temporary or transportable buildings or tents. It is a small lightweight unit made out of aluminium and built into a rigid steel frame. The unit is designed to be placed outside, with supply air and return air ducted to the tent. For field hospitals where a high filtration than for normal accommodation is wanted, a dual filtration system for the internal air path is available.

The function of the ACM is based on a cooling circuit and two powerful fans. The evaporator section contains the evaporator and a radial fan, which draws warm internal air of the tent through the cold evaporator and blows out the cooled air through the side or the top of the unit. The condenser section contains two condenser coils and a large axial fan, returning the heat taken from the internal air to the outside atmosphere.

The ACM is equipped with an electric heating coil, to provide heating for example for night time when temperatures can fall under 20’C.

All sheet metal parts are protected against corrosion by a minimum 80um top coat.

For further details on our range of Dantherm air conditioners click here

Rola-Trac Flooring

Rola-Trac flooring is a hard modular flooring that fits together like a large meccano set. This flooring can be used for short on long term deployment and can be deployed over a PVC floor for more of a secure surface.

The flexibility of the Rola-Trac floor enables it to be deployed on slight undulating ground due to connectors being rounded. The tiles can also be quickly connected which reduces the time to erect the floor in deployment.

Solar Shades

Solar Shades are used to further reduce the temperature inside our shelters by approximately 5-6 degrees Celsius in hot weather. This not only provides further comfort for personnel, it also keeps sensitive equipment protected from the heat.


GDS are committed to offering the very best in integration and system support services. We provide comfort to our customer by ensuring that all integration is provided to their own specification or requirements. Our experience in providing Defence and Government agencies with training and support requirements, ensures that the customer receives the very best service whilst getting the most out of their product.

Our R & O division provides full support on a wide range of products from the complete structure right down to the smallest component. Our testing, calibration and repair facility ensures reliable and capable equipment is serviced to the highest of standards.

GDS has the capacity to conduct R & O activities within our workshop, or on site as required.

Documentation and Training

GDS offers comprehensive support and training services for all our products, and can do likewise for yours. In liaison with the OEM or customer we produce manuals, user guides and training by using the considerable experience of our ex-service operators, engineers and technicians.