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U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 secure quadcon shipping containers to the bed of a seven-ton medium tactical vehicle replacement during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Haramura Maneuver Area, Hiroshima, Japan, Jan. 27, 2017. The Marines worked through inclement weather conditions and a short timeline to build a 96-foot by 96-foot vertical takeoff and landing pad. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exercises like Kamoshika Wrath to enhance their technical skills, field experience and military occupational specialty capability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)


The MCFC currently consists of four re-usable container systems:

  • Quadruple Container (QUADCON)- Weather tight, reusable steel container for organizational property and consumable supplies, one-quarter the size of a 20’ ISO container
  • Quadruple Container with Roll-Up Door (QUADCON RUD) – QUADCON with a rollup door to provide MEU access to stowed gear/ equipment while aboard naval shipping
  • Palletized Container (PALCON) - Fiberglass, weatherproof, reusable container the size of a standard wooden pallet, cube shaped arrangement for easy storage/movement of gear and supplies.
  • Joint Modular Intermodal Container (JMIC) – Reusable, collapsible aluminum container, fits side by side on a standard 463L pallet, weather resistant, easy storage/movement/access of gear and supplies, 3:1 collapsible ratio.

Operational Impact

The MCFC provides storage and transportation of organizational assets and consumable supplies via military and commercial ground, air, and sealift assets.

Program Milestone Status:

QUADCON, QUADCON RUD, and PALCON have been fielded and are currently in the Operations and Support phase

JMIC IOC: 2015 ; FOC: 2023


QUADCON – Sea Box (OEM); Cinnaminson, NJ

QUADCON RUD – Gichner Shelter Systems (OEM); Dallastown, PA

PALCON – Plastics Research Corporation (OEM) is now PRC Composites; Ontario, California

JMIC – Garrett Container Systems, Inc. (OEM); Accident, MD