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Alaska Defense™, the military division of AKS Industries, Inc., proudly announces its participation in this year’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference, presented by the Air & Space Forces Association (AFA). The conference, known for its military development sessions, groundbreaking technology exposition, and networking opportunities, will occur at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, from September 11 to 13, 2023.

Floor plan for the Air, Space & Cyber Conference 2023
Floor plan for the Air, Space & Cyber Conference 2023

Set to the theme, “Defeating Multipolar Threats: A Strategic Imperative for Airmen & Guardians,” this year’s AFA conference will act as the epicenter for conversations on the future of air and space power.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the AFA show, presenting our latest military products, and ensuring the warfighter is equipped with cutting-edge solutions designed to enhance the operational capabilities of expeditionary or sustained deployments,” stated Colleen Cullen, Vice President of Alaska Defense™.

Military Shelter Systems and Products on Display

Visitors are invited to discover the “Alaska difference” at the Alaska Defense™ booth #1446. We will be showcasing the following military shelter system and products:

  • A 20’ x 19.5’ Alaska XP® Shelter
    This expeditionary shelter is designed for portability and a rapid setup of less than ten minutes.
  • A 2.5-ton Alaska ECU®
    The world’s most rugged and portable HVAC system, designed specifically to support military operations and provide unmatched comfort in extreme climates.
  • Expeditionary Hard Wall Locker
    The Alaska Folding Hard Wall Locker™ provides a sturdy storage solution designed for quick installation in less than two minutes and folds flat for space-saving, easy transport.
  • Alaska 3kW Tactical Light Tower™
    An impressive 135,000 lumens per light, up to 36 hours of run time, and the ability to pack eight Alaska 3kW Tactical Light Towers™ into a single 20’ ISO container makes this the ultimate diesel-powered light tower for military operations!

Those wishing to catch a glimpse of new military shelter systems from Alaska Defense™ will have 3D models of our much-anticipated Alaska SkyDome 19™ Radar Enclosure (now available for ordering), our state-of-the-art Alaska Containerized Hygiene Facility (6-person shower and latrine facility, now available for ordering), and our new Alaska 65’ wide Expeditionary Aircraft Hangar!

The Technology Exposition of the Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Spanning over 100,000 square feet, the Air, Space & Cyber Conference will also feature a technology exposition. Alaska Defense™ will be among the more than 190 companies showcasing the latest technologies in the air, space, and cyber industry. Over the course of three days, the technology exposition will give attendees over 18 hours to explore and engage with companies.

In the 2022 edition, the AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference broke records with over 16,000 attendees. It included distinguished guests like former Vice President Mike Pence, industry trailblazers Jeff Bezos (Executive Chairman of Amazon) and Gwynne Shotwell (President and COO of SpaceX), along with the topmost echelons of the U.S. Air Force and other high-ranking defense officials. This year, expectations are high for yet another remarkable gathering of minds and industry-leading innovations.

About Alaska Defense™

Alaska Defense™ (Alaska) is the world’s fastest and largest supplier of military shelter systems. Using an integrated approach, our “Berry Compliant” military shelters and support systems are proudly designed and manufactured in the United States. This allows us to provide the highest-quality shelter solutions without third-party dependence. Ranging from Forward Operating Sites (FOS) and Mobile Field Hospitals (MFH) to military aircraft hangars, Tactical Operations Centers (TOC), and shelters for humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR), Alaska Military Shelters are instrumental in enhancing operational readiness and supporting a range of mission capabilities.

In 2022, Alaska Defense™ and its parent corporation, AKS Industries, Inc., underwent a massive expansion project, increasing our manufacturing facilities to nearly 400,000 square feet. In addition to producing the world’s most popular and widely used military shelter systems, military ECUs, and many shelter support systems, we now have the in-house ability to produce tactical military trailers, portable light towers, radar enclosures, and containerized building systems.

Alaska Defense™ has delivered 65,000+ shelter systems and 23,000+ Alaska ECUs® to more than 85 countries worldwide. No other shelter company comes close to matching our level of experience or expertise!

Visit Our Booth or Contact Us

For those attending the AFA Air, Space & Cyber Conference, we invite you to experience our innovative military products firsthand by visiting the Alaska Defense™ booth #1446.

For quotes, inquiries, or further information, interested parties can reach out at +1-910-323-0562 or submit a request online.

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