Proven In NZ Army Operations in East Timor


Award Winning


The Swing Thru system was deployed by the New Zealand Army in East Timor and was used in Logistics Over The Shore (LOTS) operations at Suai. The situation in Suai was unique in that there was no port facility and equipment had to be transferred from cargo ships to landing craft which offloaded onto the beach. The Swing Thru units, with their ability to pick up a container on one side and transfer it to a truck on the other, were able to clear a landing craft in 10 minutes, compared with almost an hour needed to de-van on the ship and load individual items onto the landing craft.