The first M-10 and M-30 frame tents were developed for the Russian Ministry of Defence and EMERCOM in 1995 to replace the outdated tent models UST-56 and USB-56.
Their widespread use began during the first Chechen war. The tents were easy to assemble, didn’t take much space and provided comfort for soldiers and refugees. Therefore, the government included them in their list of procured goods. М-10 and М-30 frame tents could accommodate 10-30 people respectively, either on the floor or on an air bed.
As a rule M-10 and M-30 modular tents are used for soldiers to live in on a long-term basis in field conditions at military bases, as well as for temporary purposes during seasonal trainings and gatherings. The tents are unique in terms of their functional characteristics and have no foreign equivalent. The tent materials are selected to make the army tents as comfortable as possible at extremely low and high temperatures without using expensive air-conditioning or heating units. The frame of the army tents is resistant to strong winds and to maximum snow loads typical for our climate. The roof and groundsheet are made from waterproof fabric using heat welding, making the seams connecting the canvases sealed tight. The side and end walls are made from waterproof canvas, therefore, the tent breathes and is protected from heavy rainfall.
Field equipment should be provided to make a long stay comfortable. As beds, bedside tables, stoves, etc, take up space, the tent’s capacity is reduced. Therefore, the Russian Ministry of Defence required new tents for 10 and 30 people, where soldiers could sleep on bunk beds, store their things in bedside tables, etc. The area of the M-10 and M-30 tents had to be increased to accommodate the necessary furniture.
The Russian Ministry of Defence supply department invited all the leading Russian producers of tents and tent structures to share their experience and to develop new tent models. Although the M-10 and M-30 tents changed greatly (increased size, thickness of the frame and tent materials) the names of the Russian Ministry of Defence tents were fixed as 2011 M-10 and M-30 tents. Therefore, the M-10 and M-30 tents are now army tents with dimensions of 5 m х 6 m and 7 m х 10 m. EMERCOM Russia decided to procure the 1995 M-10 and M-30 tents as the technical features of these tents fully satisfied the ministry’s needs. The name was already taken by the Ministry of Defence, therefore these tent models are named in EMERCOM as M-10 type and M-30 type tents, i.e. tents similar to M-10 and M-30. For the sake of convenience, our company calls type M-10 and M-30 type tents Pamir-10 and Pamir-30.