The tents with pneumatic structure have been found suitable in situations of rapid deployment and for long-term solutions. They can be used for general services, for personnel hospitalization, for housing the operations room and as field hospital.
The different types of pneumatic tents are:
- tent transportable by helicopter, used for general services (5,40 m x 7,55 m x 2,80 m, with an area of 41 square meters);
- multifunctional tent (8,25 m x 12,67 m x 4,10 m, with an area of 105 square meters).
The main characteristics are: rapidity and ease of assembly (non-professional personnel and very short time); more useful space inside (no vertical poles); the modularity (possibility to connect it to other structures in order to give different logistic solutions); the ease of transport (from 1 mc to 1.5 mc, depending on the model); technology and materials (PVC coated fabric that reduces the solar radiation, it gives a high mechanical strength and a resistance to fire, mold and mildew).