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RAAF Press Release

Perth. DomeShelter Australia was recently selected by the Royal Australian Air Force’s Air Warfare Centre to supply two DomeShelter™ Kits for use as hangars. The hangars can be rapidly erected and dismantled, providing flexibility when deploying aircraft for training in the nation’s north. 

The Kits are the first sold to the RAAF and are a milestone for the West Australian SME. Company Director Trevor Fawkes said “We’ve been delivering our Shelters across Australia and the globe for over 25 years now, primarily to Mining and Oil & Gas clients. Defence has many uses for Fabric Structures, and these are the first of many we may supply to meet the ADF’s needs. 

The two DomeShelter™ Kits were designed and manufactured in Australia. When installed onto 20-foot shipping containers, they create cyclone rated, fire retardant hangars that are easily erected and quickly re-deployable.  

The sale comes after an 18-month campaign to enter the Defence market, having identified an ongoing and increasing need for rapidly deployable infrastructure within the ADF and Defence industry.  

The Government has stated that Australia must have a fully integrated ADF that can affect a strategy of denial through the application of a number of critical capabilities including a networked expeditionary air operations capability. DomeShelter Australia’s cost-effective rapid infrastructure is suitable for rapid or interim capability upgrades, relocatable and Deployable Force Infrastructure, as well as permanent infrastructure on ADF bases. The acquisition of these Kits by the RAAF is a demonstration of how the Integrated Force can simultaneously meet Government direction in responding to the DSR and support Australian SMEs.  

DomeShelter Australia’s Head of Defence and Aerospace Paul Byrne celebrates this milestone. “We are pleased the Air Warfare Centre selected DomeShelter Australia to supply these hangars. We will continue working with the ADF, Defence Primes, and members of Defence Industry to provide them high quality, Fit-For-Purpose rapid infrastructure solutions”.  

RAAF Press Release

RAAF Deployable Hangar


DomeShelter Australia is a privately-owned company with over 85 staff. DomeShelter™ Products are 100% manufactured in Australia, with the company’s head office in WA. Started by brothers Geoff and Trevor Fawkes in the mid-nineties, they have grown to become a respected and leading supplier of high-quality fit-for-purpose Fabric Shelters to a wide range of industries, from mining to industrial to aviation and more. 

DomeShelter Australia design, fabricate and supply steel framed, fabric covered DomeShelter™ Kits, with a mission to “Protect People and Assets from the harmful effects of the elements – quickly, simply, and effectively”. 

DomeShelter™ Structures make excellent: 

  • Hangars 
  • Warehouses 
  • Workshops 
  • Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Response Shelters 
  • Weapons System hides and 
  • Industrial facilities 

Locally designed and fabricated, using Australian steel, they have short lead times, are quick to erect, are relocatable, and fully engineered to withstand up to severe cyclonic conditions.  A Standard Range is available for a simple and efficient solution, or fit-for-purpose designs can be completed for virtually any specific application. All DomeShelter™ Products are “Engineered to Protect” by an experienced in-house team, in compliance with Australia’s strict standards. 

For more information, get in touch with the team today.


*Please note the cover image is for illustrative purposes only and does not depict the DomeShelter™ Hangars.

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