Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group wins £13.5m contract with MBDA to build missile canisters

PUBLISHED: 22:25 13 September 2017 | UPDATED: 22:25 13 September 2017

A Sea Ceptor being fired - Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won  a£13.5m contract with MBDA to manufacture missle canisters

A Sea Ceptor being fired - Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won a£13.5m contract with MBDA to manufacture missle canisters

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Cambridge firm’s manufacturing will support next-generation Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor weapon systems.

Alistair McPhee is CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence GroupAlistair McPhee is CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won a £13.5million contract with MBDA to manufacture missile canisters.

The Cambridge firm will deliver common anti-air modular missile (CAMM) canisters as a semi-installed unit for the next-generation Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor weapon systems.

Further options exist for future CAMM requirements and there is the potential for a CAMM extended range canister, which is in development.

Alistair McPhee, CEO of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: “MBDA have placed trust in us to support them for over five years, and to be part of the team delivering the most modern air defence system of its type in the world is something we all feel very proud of.

“It affirms our ability to deliver and be a trusted supplier to MBDA and continue to support and protect armed forces around the world.”

The contract will be fulfilled from Marshall ADG’s Advanced Composites base in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, where the company has invested more than £7.5million since 2013. Marshall is also supporting the Land Ceptor programme through its design, manufacture and integration of sub-systems equipment for the Land Ceptor Fire Unit Support Vehicle (FUSV).

Dave Armstrong, managing director of MBDA in the UK, said: “MBDA has had a long and positive relationship with Marshall ADG. Having Marshall ADG as part of the CAMM team is great news as their proven ability to deliver will ensure the success of Sea Ceptor and Land Ceptor for the UK Ministry of Defence and our international customers.”

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