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A NEW CONTAINER CAN HELP SOLDIERS AVOID THE PROBLEMS OF CRUSHED BOXES DURING TRANSPORT. READ ON ...

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YOU KNOW SPACE IS VALUABLE WHEN YOU PACK YOUR DUFFLE FOR DEPLOYMENT.

THE SAME IS TRUE WHEN YOU PACK THE ISO CONTAINER FOR YOUR UNIT.

BUT ODD-SHAPED BOXES AND ITEMS OFTEN LEAVE GAPS. THOSE GAPS ADD UP TO WASTED SPACE AND SHIFTING LOADS.

Which would you rather have protecting your stuff? Boxes and plastic wrap ...

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...or JMICs?!

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ULTIMATELY, WHEN YOU OPEN THE ISO CONTAINER YOU FIND BROKEN BOXES, LOOSE CONTENTS AND DAMAGED EQUIPMENT.

IT'S A MESS YOU CAN DO WITHOUT.

BUT THERE IS A WEAPON IN YOUR STORAGE AND SHIPMENT ARSENAL THAT WILL HELP YOU REDUCE WASTED SPACE AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT.

IT'S CALLED THE JOINT MODULAR INTERMODAL CONTAINER-JMIC.

THE JMIC MAXIMIZES THE USE OF SPACE AND PROTECTS CARGO FOR TRANSPORTATION.

THE JMIC HAS PROVEN TO BE MUCH MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER BOX BY PROVIDING USEFUL STORAGE IN DEPLOYED SETTINGS.

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Physical Properties

THE FULLY ASSEMBLED JMIC IS 52 INCHES LONG, 44 INCHES WIDE AND 43 INCHES TALL.

HOWEVER, JMICS CAN BE COLLAPSED TO ROUGHLY A THIRD OF THEIR SIZE WHEN NOT BEING USED.

EMPTY, THE JMIC WEIGHS 329 POUNDS BUT HAS A GROSS WEIGHT CAPACITY OF 3,000 POUNDS. THEY CAN BE TOP-OR SIDE-LOADED.

JMICS CAN BE STACKED AND LOCKED TOGETHER, HAVE INTERNAL QUICK-RELEASE CARGO RESTRAINTS, AND INCLUDE A BUILT-IN SPACE FOR RFID SAVI 654 TAGS.

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THE JMIC IS ALSO HELICOPTER SLING-LIFT CAPABLE USING CORNER POST LIFT EYES.

Current Uses

JMIC USE IN OIF, OEF AND ELSEWHERE HAS SHOWN ITS ABILITY TO CONSOLIDATE CARGO, REDUCING THE NUMBER OF TRUCKS, SHIPS OR PLANES NEEDED TO MOVE IT.

THAT TRANSLATES INTO LOWER DISTRIBUTION COSTS AND FEWER SOLDIERS AT RISK DURING DISTRIBUTION AND RETROGRADE OPERATIONS.

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JMICS CAN BE USED AS SUPPLY ROOM STORAGE CONTAINERS, PROTECTING CONTENTS FROM WEATHER AND PILFERAGE.

THE ABILITY TO DROP THE FRONT PANEL ALLOWS EASY ACCESS TO CONTENTS, AND STORAGE SHELVES AND BINS CAN BE DEVELOPED FOR USE AS CLASS IX STORAGE CENTERS.

* UNPAINTED ALUMINUM, NSN 8145-01-551-5311

* WOODLAND GREEN, NSN 8145-01-564-5802

* DESERT TAN, NSN 8145-01-564-5795

JMICS COME IN THREE COLORS:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE JMIC, EMAIL: IHDIVJMIC@NAVY.MIL

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Date:Jul 1, 2009
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