Expeditionary Airfields

Expeditionary Airfields (EAF) allow military aircraft to launch and land in any flat terrain, making it an in-disposable commodity for our armed forces and NATO allies. 

EAF is a shore-based, aviation support system that permits rapid deployment and recovery of aircraft within range of ground forces. Although an EAF can be as basic as a grass landing zone to support helicopter operations, the installation of one or more EAF subsystems adds versatility and/or durability to the site. EAF equipment provides not only mobile matting, but also arresting gear and lighting for “runway” guidance. 

Introduction of aircraft like the MV-22 Osprey and the ongoing testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, keep the EAF team continually evolving its equipment and methods to provide fleet Marine forces with flexible, practical and advanced systems. The proven success of joint service operations involving the deployment of U.S., NATO, and other allied nation aircraft, guarantees the presence of EAF systems in future combat operations.

EAF products:

  • AM-2 matting and accessories 
  • Light and extreme lightweight matting 
  • M-31 expeditionary arresting gear 
  • Airfield lighting and terminal guidance 
  • Minimum operating strip lighting system 
  • Maintenance shelters 
  • Airfield design 
  • Airfield communication system