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Maccaferri France employs its Defencell MAC to build defensive structures

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Army forces MINUSMA in northern Mali received enforcement via Maccaferri France’s newly installed Defencell MAC system.

Using our expertise in gabion mesh, we have developed a high-quality cellular containment structure, Defencell MAC, to provide force protection against a range of ordnance, explosive and vehicle attack. Available in a variety of sizes, Defencell MAC can be rapidly deployed and is filled on site with available fill material to provide a modular barrier.

The units can be stacked to form taller structures as needed to protect bases, camps, depots, vehicles or other infrastructure. The units are also used in civilian settings to protect buildings, infrastructure or other installations at risk from attack.

Additionally, our geogrid reinforcement and geotextiles improve the performance of soft ground, stabilizing it and enabling the passage of heavy military vehicles.

As part of the intervention of the army forces MINUSMA in northern Mali, the construction of excellent base Gao, Kidal and Tesdirty required the use of defensive structures. To do this, the Defencell MacTM (multicellular elements made from panels welded mesh and connected using spirals) were employed in the number. Each cell is lined with a containment envelope geotextile.

The elements are aligned lengthwise, and connected together using metal pins (GalMac coated) to achieve the length of desired structure. The Defencell Mac units are filled in situ with the available materials on site ensuring fast implementation.

The units can be stacked to form taller structures as needed to protect bases, camps, depots, vehicles or other infrastructure. The units are also used in civilian settings to protect buildings, infrastructure or other installations at risk from attack. Also, the geotextile is specially designed to provide widespread UV resistance compared to normal non-woven geotextiles.

The affiliates used to comply with the NF EN10223-7 for tensile strength, with NF EN10218-2 for tolerances on the wire and to the NF EN10244-2 standard for GalMac coating (quantity and adhesion).

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