Job #421: ManTech TSG/Ground Services Operations - Improved Expeditionary Automotive Repair Center (IEARC)


Clegg Industries custom designed, engineered and outfitted two 84” x 104” x 96” high ATEPS shelters, expandable to 244” x 104” x 96” H, to provide automotive repair facilities and appropriate equipment for MRAP vehicles in direct support of U.S. SOCOM combat operations at outlying Forward Operating Bases.  The IEARC was designed with a mating 463L pallet for internal air transport in USAF C-130, C-17, and C-5 aircraft.

The IEARCs are outfitted to operate as re-deployable, repair and fabrication facilities with short term self-sufficient backup capability at undeveloped, remote field locations.   This complex and volume-constrained project contains a portable diesel 5 kW generator providing appropriate backup power for various equipment, tools and other automotive repair equipment. 

There are two 24,000 BTU/hr. ECUs; either can be used as operational and as backup. A large tool chest provides ample storage space for complete metric & SAE automotive tool sets, pry bars, hammers and spare parts; the chest top is set up as a work bench for a grinder and vise; a vehicle hitch mount is provided so these can be used outside the shelter.  A reel stows 100’ of 1/2" diameter, 300 psi compressed air hose.

Features of re-deployable Improved Expeditionary Automotive Repair Center include: 

  • Mates with 463L pallet for Internal Air Transport delivery
  • Sling liftable for site delivery
  • Two - person shelter setup in less than 10 minutes, no special tools required  
  • Two fold-out shelter sides for work/living space               
  • Outfitted for shore power use when available
  • Auxiliary 12VDC system for 12V tools including a state of the art air compressor
  • Backup 24,000 BTU/hr. ECU 
  • Gas bottles and oxyacetylene equipment for welding