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Deployable Military Shelter Systems

Deployable military shelter systems, utilized in military bases around the world, are a network of temporary structures that are customized for specific applications and take the place of permanent buildings on military bases. The flexibility and cost savings of portable military shelters, compared to traditional brick-and-mortar buildings, make them ideal for operations in nearly any terrain or geography. At Big ...

Types of Temporary Buildings Used by the Military

Thanks to their phenomenal versatility, thermal protection, and cost savings, Big Top’s fabric structures are ideal for a range of military applications. Since 1979, we’ve kept pace with the evolving needs of the U.S. Armed Forces, and it has been our great honor to assist with military operations all over the world by designing custom fabric shelters for various applications. ...

Why Fabric Structures Are Used as Military Shelter Systems

Since 1979, Big Top has had the honor of providing the U.S. military with custom-made fabric military shelter systems. The versatility of our structures makes them the ideal option for military use on bases across the globe. For instance, our fabric shelters can be: Deployed to nearly anywhere in the world Assembled quickly Anchored to nearly any foundation, including gravel ...

Military Shelters From a Leading Manufacturer

Big Top Fabric Structures is a leading designer and manufacturer of temporary buildings since 1979. Throughout our many decades of service, we’ve had the honor of working with numerous organizations in nearly every industry, including the U.S. military. In fact, our fabric military shelters are a popular choice because they ensure mission readiness and deliver a wealth of other benefits. ...

Fabric Structures for Agile Combat Employment

As defense technology evolves, so do defense practices. The U.S. Armed Forces are increasingly seeing the value in maintaining smaller bases in uncommon locations around the globe rather than fewer and bigger bases. This Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept includes prepositioning equipment and materials at remote bases the military can use in contingency situations. For example, aircraft can be diverted ...

Berry Amendment-Compliant Hangars & Sunshades for Military Applications

At Big Top Fabric Structures, it’s been our honor to serve the U.S. military for more than 40 years. Our hangars and sunshades comply with Berry Amendment requirements for military use and deliver a wealth of benefits, including superior protection for aircraft, versatile deployment capabilities, and the assurance of mission readiness. What Is the Berry Amendment? The Berry Amendment requires ...

How a Fabric Structure Ensures Mission Readiness for the U.S. Military

At Big Top, it has been our great honor to provide shelters for the various branches of the U.S. military over the years. There are many reasons why our fabric structures are able to serve the needs of the military, but one key factor is that our buildings ensure mission readiness. Here’s how: They Can Be Deployed Virtually Anywhere Our ...

How the U.S. Military Uses Our Fabric Structures

Since 1979, Big Top has had the honor of working with the U.S. military. The customizability and versatility of our fabric shelters perfectly meet the needs of the Armed Forces on military bases all around the globe. In fact, our structures can be deployed to nearly anywhere in the world, anchored to a variety of foundations, and quickly assembled without ...

Four Ways a Fabric Structure Is Used as a Military Building by the Armed Forces

Big Top is proud to have served the U.S. military for many years. Our partnership has been so successful thanks to the versatility of our shelters, which make them perfect for military bases located throughout the United States and beyond our borders. For instance, a fabric military building from Big Top can be deployed to anywhere in the world and ...

A Cost-Effective & Versatile Military Maintenance Tent

When the U.S. Military needs a military maintenance tent that can be quickly deployed to a remote location, they turn to Big Top. Our fabric structures not only cost less than permanent buildings, they also can be built in a fraction of the time and can be conveniently shipped to just about anywhere in the world. Additionally, they can be ...

For a Versatile Military Shelter That Can Be Quickly Deployed Anywhere in the World, Choose a Fabric Structure from Big Top

Since 1979, Big Top has had the good fortune to serve our U.S. Military by providing temporary shelters that can be used by armed forces in myriad ways and can be quickly deployed to American bases all over the globe. Our shelters can be built to nearly any size and are fully customizable for a variety of uses. For instance, ...

Large Military Tents Custom Manufactured by Big Top Fabric Structures

As a manufacturer of custom fabric buildings, Big Top Fabric Structures makes large military tents that can be customized to accommodate a wide variety of needs. Thanks to their versatility, our structures can be deployed in nearly any terrain and help ensure mission readiness for the U.S. military. All the Space You Need for Your Operations Big Top’s large military ...

Have Your Military Aircraft Hangar Custom Made by Big Top Fabric Structures

At Big Top Fabric Structures, one of our specialties is manufacturing affordable, custom-made military aircraft hangars to protect aircraft from the elements and ensure mission readiness for military operations. In fact, Big Top’s fabric structures are approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) as being compliant with US Air Force Sunshade Management (AFSM), Air Force Instruction (AFI), ...

Multipurpose Shelter Systems for Military Institutions

The versatility of Big Top’s fabric military shelter systems makes them ideal for nearly any application required by military or other rapid-response organizations. They can be built to nearly any size, spanning up to 174 feet wide and 80 feet tall, and, thanks to their modular design, they can be resized after assembly to keep pace with changing requirements. For ...