We have a vast range of over 2000 different types of mast and other equipment for military application, from our super lightweight yet robust Hiperpod range that includes integral tripod, right up to our mechanically operated masts capable of lifting 500kg.
Our Military mast range equipment options
We have robust portable masts which come with numerous mounting solutions through to our keyed masts up to 340mm diameter which will carry up to an impressive 500kg head load. All of our pneumatic masts are made from anodised aluminium and produced in silver and the mechanical masts are made from anodized aluminium and are produced in black. Alternative military colours available are Black, Brown, Sand Brown and Green. You can read more about this in our Military Brochure.
We also supply a large selection of internal spiralled cabling, such as coaxial, power and data cables. We can provide all relevant certificates of conformity to fulfil procurement requirements, upon request.
All of our masts carry the CE mark of quality and carry a 2-year guarantee as standard. Our masts and ancillary equipment has been in constant use with many of the world’s military organisations for many years and as such have a proven track record for longevity and reliability. We have the capacity to supply large quantity orders due to our state of the art production methods and thorough testing in our quality control department prior to dispatch.
See us at DVD, DSEI, The emergency services show (NEC), Eurosatory and Interschultz exhibitions.
Anodization and Painting
Our masts can be anodized and painted in many different colours. The most common treatment is to anodize the mobile tubes and then paint the mast when completely retracted.
The anodizing can be also hard or with specified micron thickness. The painting can be glossy or matt.
Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts and increase the corrosion resistance and wear resistance.
Besides the change of colour, the purposes of the treatment are:
- Improved corrosion resistance
- Increased surface hardness
- Increased wear and abrasion resistance
- Moderate heat insulation
Prospective and existing customers are welcome to visit our showrooms for a practical demonstration, or we bring our demonstration vehicle featuring a concise yet diverse selection of our specialist equipment, which can also be seen at a number of exhibitions around the world. Please see our News page for details of previous and upcoming shows.
Our collaborations with Italian mast manufacturer, Fireco, has brought together 50 years worth of experience in the industry, and our combination of skills and has produced an outstanding and versatile organisation that is rapidly becoming a market leader in innovation and engineering within our sector.
Fulfilling Customer Requirements
Our mast systems are used for a wide variety of applications, such as tactical communications, radar and surveillance, thermal imaging, lightning deflection, rapid deployment, temporary and semi-permanent lighting, ISO containers, systems integrators, horizontal, pivoting and inverted masts and a host of innovative mounting solutions to ensure a user-friendly set of equipment.
The electromechanical Mecmast offers a unique combination of impressive lifting strength, sturdiness, outstanding reliability and high precision. It is easy and safe to operate and versatile with numerous interface options. The Mecmast is an excellent solution for multiple military applications in the fields of communication, reconnaissance, security, surveillance, border control and target detection.
- Supports heavy payloads up to 400kg (882 lbs)
- Extended heights available up to 30m (98 ft)
- Retracted heights available from less than 1m (less than 3 ft)
- Operates at any intermediate height position
- Great variety of “off-the-shelf” solutions as well as customized solutions
- Wide range of mounting bracket options • for installations on vehicles (usable while vehicle • is moved), in shelters or on open grounds
- The performance proved rugged design guarantees for high resistance to demanding and harsh environmental conditions including sand, dust, ice or snow
- Compliant with MIL-STD-810F, MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and many others
- Durable and reliable with minimal maintenance requirements
- Manual backup system
- Different protocols are available, e.g. RS422, RS485 CAN bus
- Customized protection bellows
For more information, please download our brochure.
Pneumatic masts with Locking systems
The pneumatic masts with locking systems can be kept extended for long periods without internal air pressure. Two different solutions are available: • The Steady series is equipped with metal bands that embrace the single mast sections. These bands can be tightened so to keep the sections locked by friction. • The Super Steady series is equipped with mechanical locking devices. Each section • is provided with lever handles which will insert • two bullet latches in two slots on the tube. • In comparison with the Steady version, this model offers an even greater resistance: It allows a longer extension time as well as the mounting of heavier payloads.
The Steady and Super Steady masts meet the most demanding requirements of transportable communications, intelligence, surveillance and security systems for military applications.
Super Steady masts in semiautomatic and “easy” version.
It is possible to provide the Super Steady masts with a semiautomatic or fully automatic locking system. The semiautomatic version works with the help of cords on the locking levers which allow for an operation from a safe distance.
The fully automatic “easy” version is intuitive to handle and may be operated from a remote position.
- Steady masts are available with base diameters from 77mm up to 250mm
- Super Steady masts available with base diameters from 115mm up to 340mm
- Extended heights available up to 40m (131 ft) • Great variety of “off-the-shelf” solutions as well as customized solutions
- Wide range of available mounting and guying accessories
- Solutions with internal cable or with external cable guides in various forms
- Optional special sand scraper rings for dusty and/or harsh environments
- Very low maintenance requirements
- Customized protection bellows
Mega Mast Range
We have now released the new Mega Mast range that incorporates positive locking collars to lock the sections together for extended periods of time. These range from 115mm up to 340mm diameter allowing for more than 180 height configurations ranging between 3 to 40m. Each collar incorporates two positive locking mechanisms to lock the telescopic sections together while in the extended position without the need to maintain air pressure. This is beneficial for applications that require a telescopic mast to be deployed for long periods such as in the communications, military and construction industry. The Mega Masts can be laterally supported with guy ropes, increasing the stability of the mast. Internally coiled cable, turnable bases and pneumatic accessories are available. Added wiper seals (Sand Scraper Rings) can also be supplied to help prevent ingress of dirt and grit whilst the mast is deployed in harsh conditions.
New 340MMØ Mast Range
We have also released the 340mm diameter mast which is a large step up in strength from the 250mm diameter masts which will allow for larger loads to be raised such as heavy communications equipment. These masts have positive locking collars which prevent the mast tubes from slipping down with heavy loads or guying forces over time. The mast collars are also available with Sand Scraper Rings for applications in harsh environments. As with all our pneumatic masts tubes are constructed from aluminium and anodised silver to protect from abrasion and corrosion.
What else can we offer
To compliment the renowned name and reputation of Fireco we can offer a unique range of mounting systems that we fabricate here in the UK. This increases the versatility of the robust masts and all are designed to be strong and user friendly. Our design and fabrication team can rapidly produce tailor made solutions to suit your specific requirements. We have an in house fitting service which can usually fit a mast system to your vehicle the same day. You are welcome to visit our showroom and fabrication facility for a hands on demonstration and to discuss your requirements.
Recommended masts for military use
The MecMast is the new mechanical telescopic mast driven by an electrical motor. The MecMast provides an excellent solution for specially designed antennas, cameras and other specific equipment used for Communications and Surveillance.
Ideal for large tower or antenna systems which need to be portable, our trailer masts are ideal and can be easily operated by just one person.
Formed from strong powder coated aluminium, the box contains a roller mechanism which allows forward and backward level adjustment of the mast when parked on uneven ground, and the tow hitch winder assembly enables side to side level adjustment, giving the operator full control of the masts position and stability.
All our keyed masts are built by our expert craftsmen using the best quality materials. The tube wall thickness ranges from 3.5mm minimum to 6mm. This gives maximum strength and durability. They are fully anodised for protection even against the harshest of elements.
- Hiperpod Fully Extended Mast
- Robust aluminium construction
- Extended height up to 7.3m
- Retracted height 1.6m
- Product weight 7.5kg
- Max. head-load 3.5kg
- Base tube diameter 45mm
- Tube wall thickness 1mm
- Air-cushioned for a smooth safe retraction
- Fully adjustable legs
Each mast is constructed from 2mm anodised aluminium, which is very robust yet more lightweight than steel.
The winch up mast range are extremely strong and can be used in harsh environments, they operate perfectly in freezing temperatures, dusty environments and sandy conditions.
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Why Choose Us?
For many years we have worked closely with many of the worlds military, government, and civilian security organisations, and therefore have a vast knowledge of this application. We always ensure our systems are specifically designed to be a user-friendly, rapid deployment solution to suit your specific requirements.
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