Canada receives 13 CBRN shelter systems

The Canadian Department of National Defence has awarded Solon, Ohio-based HDT Engineered Technologies with a contract for 13 Transportable Collective Protection Shelter Systems.

The shelter systems are meant to protect against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear threats.

"HDT is ecstatic to partner with Canadian DND on the largest international collective protection program to date," Carl Pates, HDT's vice president of CBRN programs, said.

With the addition of the 13 shelter systems, HDT will provide the Canadian Forces with response capability, particularly in austere environments, to support domestic, NATO, United Nations and other coalition operations.

The shelter system provides personnel with a safe, clean environment in which to operate without the burden of Individual Protective Equipment, allowing those performing tough jobs in extreme environments and situations to be afforded a fully integrated system.

"HDT is proud to support the Canadian Department of National Defence in its mission to protect their homeland, while providing capabilities designed to ensure their soldiers' safety and well-being," Vince Nardy, president and CEO of HDT, said.

HDT's expeditionary systems include mobile facilities to act as command posts, hospitals, military living quarters, emergency medical treatment units, CBRN decontamination facilities for first responders and operations centers requiring command and control functionality.