DefenCell MAC® at 2017 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo

2017 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo brought together public and private sector professionals from the A/E/C industry and joint engineer community to share ideas, bridge gaps, harness capabilities, and develop solutions to challenges facing national security. The three-day conference closed with over 1,700 attendees covering seven different tracks. 

JETC offered attendees from across many technical disciplines (including environmental, facility management, business development, energy, contingency operations, and architecture and engineering) the chance to learn about innovative approaches and influential projects while earning valuable PDHs.

JETC also provides a forum for industry service providers and suppliers to showcase their products and capabilities in the Exhibit Hall and Innovation Theatre.  The 2017 JETC brought together 200 companies from across the A/E/C industry, including; DefenCell – JSF Systems and Maccaferri Inc who were exhibiting their solutions for Defence and Security applications, including DefenCell MAC® and the new MacSafe Vehicle Barrier system.

DefenCell MAC® is a range of protective welded mesh metal gabions lined with geotextile and supplied in several standard DLA and NATO sizes. DefenCell MAC® gabions are filled with earth, sand or other locally available fill materials and provide ballistic protection, blast mitigation and HVM vehicle barriers. MAC can also be used for environmental applications and is ideal for flood protection. Orders for over $4m have been awarded for DefenCell MAC in the first six months of 2017.

DefenCell MAC® is constructed using the highest quality materials to established and tested standards by Maccaferri, the world’s oldest and leading manufacturer of gabion structures, using heavily galvanised welded mesh panels and corner coils combined with a heavy-duty geotextile lining material created from UV resistant polymer fibre using the same advanced technology as the proven DEFENCELL fabrics.

MacSafe ™ is a new post and cable Hostile Vehicle protection system, developed by Maccaferri and recently installed in Nice following last summer’s terrorist attack. The system in easy to install and the patented energy dissipators ensure effective performance.

Jeremy Milton, Sales Manager at DefenCell said, “Exhibiting at SAME JETC gave us the perfect opportunity to showcase the recently launched MacSafe and our successful DefenCell MAC in a national security application to the engineering community. We were also so pleased to see our 32” HDTV raffle won by Tech Sgt Wakefield of the USAF. ”


The 2018 Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC) and Expo will be held at Kansas City, Missouri, USA from 22nd to 24th May 2018

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