Bulk Reproduction (Bulk Repro) is a new capability It is a set of eight plotters mounted on two vehicles that can plot hundreds of maps in an hour. All soldiers in 135 Geographic Squadron are currently being trained in Bulk Reproduction. Unlike the GID vehicles which store and distribute mapping as their core activity, with a reduced plot capability, Bulk Reproduction has one tasking only - plotting maps in the field.

This graphic shows the inside of a Bulk Reproduction box body that is mounted on a 15 tonne MAN truck. The box body is a standard sized container which enables it to be transported easily. Bulk Repro consists of two of these containers.

The equipment shown includes four A0 plotters which can be operated simultaneously to print out large quantities of mapping. Geographic Information System (GIS) computers to enable the operators to make bespoke mapping if required.

This graphic shows a bird's eye view of the interior of a Bulk Reproduction box body. The interior has powerful air conditioning units which keep the equipment cool when it is hot outside and warm during cold weather. The box body is also fully protected from Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) contamination.

Squadron soldiers working inside the Bulk Reproduction box body:

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