DefenCell LITE Expeditionary Force Protection System

J&S Franklin


LITE (Lightweight Individual Tactical Emplacement) is the latest version of the Defencell Force Protection System. Lightweight and with a low pack volume (an unfilled unit fits in the same space as a full sandbag), it is easily stored and moved. When filled, that same unit makes a wall section 3.2 m long, 0.6 m high and 0.7 m wide, equivalent to about 100 sandbags.

The LITE can be filled with material ranging from earth and sand through to rocks up to about 20 cm in diameter. This makes it particularly suitable for mountainous or dry arid areas.

Independently tested, a single width will protect against small arms up to 0.5” and 14.5 mm in calibre, as well as a fragmenting weapons. Individual units can be stacked on top of each other to make higher walls and placed alongside each other to provide greater protection levels. It can be quickly filled by hand, with shovels or with any form of mechanical equipment. Unlike sandbags, the LITE needs no tamping or specific building technique: simply fill it and compact by treading. 

Its all-textile construction means no secondary fragmentation from metal or plastic components and no RF interference. It can be dropped from height with no likelihood of damage making it ideal for remote locations.


System Characteristics:

 • Lightweight - 3.6 Kg

  • Fast and easy to fill
  • Fully tested
  • Minimum 2-year field life
  • Fill with sand, gravel and rocks
  • Fill manually
  • Build walls, bunkers and fighting positions
  • Stack 3-high
  • Use as a road barrier
  • Protect critical equipment
  • All textile - no inherent secondary fragmentation
  • Protect against small arms up to 14.5 mm and 0.5”
  • Protect against fragmentation weapons

    DefenCell has been extensively tested:


    •  High Temperatures/ Low Temperatures 
    •  Humidity/Contamination by Fluids 
    •  Direct Sunlight/ UV Degradation 
    •  Blowing Sand 
    •  Mildew Fungus / Corrosion Resistance 
    •  Fire Safety Performance 


    •  Ballistic testing 
    •  Blast Mitigation


    3.20 x 0.70 x 0.60m


    NSN 5680-99-153-0091

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