Packaging Solutions for the Most Challenging Applications

Portsmouth Aviation is one the UK’s premier supplier of bespoke packaging solutions for the Ministry of Defence and many other major defence contractors. For over forty years our specialist teams have been designing and manufacturing innovative transit and through-life packaging for the most sensitive components, devices and equipment. Our expertise in this area is second to none. We hold the intellectual design rights on hundreds of packaging solutions and all our packaging meets Defence Standards and all relevant testing requirements.

Defining Defence Standards as an MoD Design Organisation


Our extensive knowledge of Defence Standards, materials and their performance in the field is just one of the qualities that sets us apart from the rest and as an MoD Design Organisation Authority we jointly hold, with the MoD, the design rights to an extensive range of packaging designs. Our technical department is regularly called upon by the MoD and other major defence contractors for our knowledge and expertise when the packaging and through life transit of explosives are involved.

Special to Type Containers


Our Special to Type Containers (STC) are accredited for ultra-demanding applications all around the world including aerospace and military use. Inside and out, the STC design concept of high quality construction along side the trials andtesting, ensures compliance with both your requirements and international standards of conformity. The containers’ extruded aluminium construction is qualified to withstand physical and environmental extremes and with integrated pallet base and tie down and lifting points as well as custom internal inert foam furniture means they are practical as well as immensely strong.

Ammunition Containers


Portsmouth Aviation supplies high quality ammunition containers to the Ministry of Defence and other major defence contractors. Although originally intended for various ammunitions the containers are now regularly used for transporting explosives, detonators and other hazardous materials. Any of the containers can be supplied with internal furniture fabricated in foam, timber or fibreboard and every container insert is designed specifically for the intended application. Our in-house marking, stencilling and embossing facilities to defence standards provide a complete turn-key solution for our defence customers.

We regularly supply the following Ammunition Boxes, however we can also supply any current container including H84’s, M2A1’s, M548’s and many others. Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements.

Armament Pallets


We design and manufacture a range of armament pallets suitable for various weapon systems and munitions. Their exceptional build quality have made our pallets the benchmark in pallet design and are in service throughout the world.

Manufactured to the highest standards using the finest quality steel and components, our pallets are the best way to safely and securely transport and store your weapons.

With our extensive experience in bomb pallets we are able to design for any PGB or weapon including full testing to gain approval for use.