The Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future
The All-Composite, Expandable Military Shelter
In April of 2019, Core Composites launched the all-composite Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future (JWSOF) prototype funded by the United States Army Medical Material Development Activity (USAMMDA). The program was a two-year development effort involving a number of highly skilled companies.
The JWSOF is a next-generation expandable, surgical, rigid wall shelter conforming to the 20’ ISO (International Organization for Standardization) shipping container's exterior specifications. The shelter expands via a series of light weight composite expanding walls, roofs and floors.
It features stiffer and higher load-bearing floors, while remaining lighter as compared to the legacy aluminum-built shelters.
The composite system is comprised of a carbon fiber fabric, fire retardant resin, foam core composite formed through a multi-side infusion manufacturing process. The JWSOF Shelter can be both air conditioned and heated, and has an estimated insulation R-value of 8-9.
The JWSOF is currently being funded to continue development and build pre-production units. The current prototype is being evaluated by the military for overall performance.
In December of 2022, Core Composites completed the second generation of the JWSOF.