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SideArm: Bringing Fire to the Enemy in a Shipping Container


Whatever you think of the United States projecting their strength around the world, they sometimes come up with some pretty cool gadgets to make this happen. The US military research lab DARPA’s newest toy is the SideArm, a launching and recovery system for unmanned drones, that fits inside the footprint of a 20ft shipping container…

Weird and Wonderful Things Carried in Shipping Containers


Container ships have revolutionised the world of cargo. Where once moving goods by sea cost around 25% of their final retail value, container ships have brought the cost down to as little as 2.5 cents per unit for a 5,000 mile journey across the ocean. The trade off is that where once cargo was visible…

Electrical Fitouts: 7 Reasons to Use Modified Shipping Containers


You’ve spent ten’s of thousands of dollars on sensitive electrical equipment such as computer servers, power generators, switch rooms or control systems for your business and you will need somewhere to safely store and operate it. Many businesses will have custom rooms built into their facilities, but what happens if you don’t have the space available to expand…