Eurosatory 2016

Building on track [ES2016D2]

14 June 2016

With more than 40 years’ experience, Rubb Building Systems (Hall 5, Stand K720) has a proud track record in providing fabric-covered building and structures.

Recently Rubb built a moveable environmental shelter for testing and evaluating the Terrier Orion launcher for defence technology company, QinetiQ. The project was completed at the UK MoD’s Hebrides Range at Rangehead on Benbecula off the coast of Scotland.

The Rubb Launch Equipment Building (LEB) protects the Terrier Orion from the environment when loaded onto the launcher. It features a clear height to apex of 10m and is secured to railtracks measuring 48m long at ground level. The building is designed to be moved along the rails to reveal the launcher for testing procedures.

Rubb structural engineer Dale Robinson explained: “The specifically designed roller system allows the smooth transportation of the building to and from its permanent location, with the rollers designed to prevent the building from lifting off the track or sliding transversely.”

Clear PVC panels in both sidewalls allow for the monitoring of the transportation of the building.

A range of the company’s military structures, along with some new projects, are on display at Eurosatory this week.

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