A specialized system was designed to create a positive pressure in the interior. This helped eliminate any dust/dirt from entering the classroom.
Military tan mil-spec grade paint was applied to the exterior to resist rust and corrosion. A double-door airlock system was designed and installed.
The rear wall of the small arms trainer was removed in order to install the positive pressure heating and A/C system with a custom plenum enclosure. Mobile Concepts has the fabrication and welding capabilities to complete this in house.
The 40-foot small arms trainer was loaded onto a flatbed truck and transported to the Prime Contractor’s facility.
Final preparation of the single small arms trainer and the conjoined full mission bridge trainer was completed in Louisiana per the statement of work.
The small arms required a 50 hertz European-style electrical system to be installed in the theater-style simulator.
Projection screens were installed for simulated 50 caliber machine gun training.
The U.S. Navy, Mobile Concepts, Northrup Grumman and SwiftShips collaborated on this Small Arms Trainer to repurpose an ISO shipping container so that it could act as a mobile classroom or mobile simulator to train soldiers on small arms.
We were required to reinforce, insulate, wire, ventilate, paint–among others– so that we could install heat, a/c, flooring, walls, 2 rooms and a secured entrance door.
Upon completion of our portion of the project, the container was equipped with a simulator with real-life props and put into service along side the Full Mission Bridge Trainer we also completed.