Marshall secures multi-million pound contract to supply Danish Armed Forces
Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has won the multi-million pound contract to supply the Danish Armed Forces with more than 40 advanced communications and networking containers.
It is part of the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) programme to update the forces’ deployable infrastructure.
The contract includes fitting out the units to meet operational requirements and on-call support.
Alistair McPhee, chief executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said: “As part of our strategy for growth we are increasing our focus on exports. This contract demonstrates that we are on the right road especially as the award is based on our technical competence and pricing structure against a range of international competitors.
“We have had a long running relationship with the Danish Defence Forces going back to 1996 when they selected us to provide maintenance services for their C-130 Hercules aircraft. This was further extended in 2013 in a ground breaking collaborative support contract in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Air Force,” added Mr McPhee.
The containers will have air conditioning, electrical power distribution and a suite of intruder and EMC protection assets. Internally they will feature computer, communications and network equipment.
It is the second export contract Marshall has won in as many months for military containers, following the £100million contract announced in December to supply to the Netherlands.
Last week, Marshall welcomed the defence minister Stuart Andrew to mark a milestone in its work on fuel tanks for the RAF’s new submarine hunter aircraft fleet.
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