U.S. Army Heritage and Education CenterHercules Engineering Solutions Consortium (HESCO) Barriers HESCO Barriers are a modern type of gabion currently employed in the battlespaces of Iraq and Afghanistan. HESCO barriers are constructed of Galfan coated steel welded mesh and lined with non-woven polypropylene geotextile. They are then filled with local dirt and rock. The use of these barriers had reduced the amount of time and manpower needed to build defensive positions and they are generally sturdier than those constructed of sandbags.
|Placed By||U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 316251 N 4453023|
|Decimal Degrees||40.20750000, -77.15910000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 12.45', W 77° 9.546'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 12' 27" N, 77° 9' 32.76" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US|
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