A force in field support

The GDS Advantage

GDS is a sovereign, veteran-owned company, revolutionising deployed field infrastructure for military personnel to boost mission performance. From hygiene and accommodation to tactical training and secure command centres, GDS is dedicated to enhancing frontline quality of life with rapidly deployable, effective solutions.

A trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force for 25 years, GDS collaborates on major programs, consistently setting new standards in modular, scalable and flexible field infrastructure design, delivery and through-life support.

GDS is a subsidiary of Alkath Group.

Our Products

Complete Deployable Infrastructure Solutions

Catering & Hygiene Systems

GDS supplies and maintains a range of deployable catering and hygiene systems which are compact, rapidly deployable, and easily transportable. Our capability includes catering, laundry, showers, toilets and multipurpose systems which can be customised to your requirements.

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Containerised Shelter Systems

GDS designs and builds specialised containers for Defence, Government Organisations and the Space Industry. All GDS containers are designed and built to your requirements.

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Soft Shelter Systems

GDS fabricates a range of state-of-the-art V Series shelters which feature a patented, lightweight folding frame and robust design. The shelters can be interconnected and fitted with GDS lighting, power and climate control systems.

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Lighting & Power Kits

GDS designs and builds a range of portable lighting and power distribution systems to meet your requirements. We specialise in customised solutions for general purpose and medical grade lighting and power distribution.

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Climate Control Systems

GDS supplies and maintains a range of transportable climate control systems which are engineered for temporary or transportable buildings, tents and ISO containers. Our range is MIL STD 461F compliant (selected models), energy efficient and have been tried and tested in the field.

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Water Reuse Systems

Our containerised Water Reuse Systems are deployable wastewater treatment solutions designed to provide a constant supply of treated water in remote locations.

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Our Capability

Proudly Built in Australia

From our head office in South Nowra, NSW, GDS has successfully designed and manufactured a range of products for Defence, Government and the Space Industry over the past 25 years. We have continued to expand our manufacturing capability to include sovereign textiles fabrication, heavy fabrication and lighting & power distribution and now employ over 80 staff members across Australia.

Heavy Fabrication

Our experienced team of engineers and tradespeople design and build specialised containers from our heavy fabrication facility in South Nowra, NSW. We work closely with you from initial concept, through complete fitout, to deliver a solution to meet your requirements.

Textiles Fabrication

We expanded into a new dedicated textiles fabrication facility at the end of 2021 to complete JP2060 program for ADF. Our capability includes:
  • Dedicated PVC manufacturing facility
  • High frequency welder
  • CNC Plotter & Cutter
  • Automatic pattern sewing machines

Lighting & Power

The GDS lighting and power division design and build portable lighting and power distribution systems to meet your requirements. Our team of qualified electricians and assemblers specialise in customised solutions for power distribution, portable outlet devices and lighting that are fit for purpose and packaged to your requirements.

Why Choose GDS

Proudly Australian

Strategic Location

Proven Capability

Operational Practicality

Deep Insights

Brilliantly Connected


Join the Adventure

At Alkath Group, we thrive on adventure! We offer a vast range of career opportunities to a diverse range of professionals and backgrounds. We recognise each journey is unique and we strive to support the career path of each of our employees.


Get in touch


Head office
11 Bellevue St, South Nowra
NSW 2541 Australia

1/61-63 Bellevue St, Toowoomba
QLD 4350 Australia

Innovation House 1 First Avenue, Mawson Lakes
SA 5095 Australia

Unit 1 7/19 Gliderway Street Bundamba
QLD 4304 Australia


+61 2 4423 7959



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