Modular Guard Tower System (MGTS)
Robust blast and ballistics protection in an affordable, rapidly assembled structure
ERDC innovators have developed a Modular Guard Tower System (MGTS) that offers second-to-none armored protection in an easily transported and assembled package. Designed primarily to integrate into perimeter protection at diplomatic facilities and military installations for extended periods, the MGTS provides a secure platform (either as a stand-alone tower or integrated into a perimeter wall) from which to monitor activities and respond to imminent threats.
Logistically efficient and rapidly deployable, the MGTS ships in ISO containers, and a team of six can construct the tower in two days. The tower comprises a set of composite panels that, when assembled, form a pentagonal shape that not only offers exceptional blast resistance but also provides a safety-enhancing line of sight for occupants. With towers already in place around the world, the MGTS has proven its ability to resist threats and save lives.
- Robust: Heavy duty steel-framed, concrete-filled panels enhance structural integrity enabling longer-lasting and safer structures
Safer: Exceptional blast, ballistic, and forced-entry protection combined with pentagon shape, return fire gun ports, and operable windows provide the highest level of protection for personnel
Low-cost: Affordable protection as compared to commercial options that require long construction times and costly heavy machinery
Rapid deployment: Tilt-up and bolt-together construction and no foundation prep enable a team of six to construct the tower within two days
Portable: Fits in a in ISO container (Quadcon) for rapid transport and deployment to the most remote locations
- Military (bases, command centers, expeditionary forces)
- Dept. of State security (e.g., diplomatic facilities, embassies, borders)
- Asset protection (e.g., critical infrastructure, data storage facilities, communications centers)
- Oil & gas (e.g., accidental explosion)
- Chemical manufacturing (e.g., explosive materials, by-products)
- Hospitals (e.g., medical units)
- Correctional facilities