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NP Aerospace secures £63m MoD contract
NP Aerospace, a leading armour technology manufacturer and vehicle integrator, has been awarded a major UK Ministry of Defence contract worth £63m.
The contract, known as PMETS (Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support) covers the MoD’s fleet of 2,200 Protected Mobility Vehicles until 2024. The vehicles covered under the contract include the Mastiff, Wolfhound, Ridgback, Buffalo, Choker, RODET, Foxhound, Jackal, Coyote and Husky.
NP Aerospace won the contract over other leading players in the defence market, giving the company the Engineering Authority role for the MoD platforms via its Vehicle Systems and Services part of the business, based in Coventry. The contract will support approximately 100 jobs in Coventry and 250 jobs across the UK supply chain until 2024. A further 50 jobs will be created at NP Aerospace’s HQ in Foleshill and associated suppliers and contractors.
NP Aerospace has years of experience leading complex military vehicle integrations, robust testing and battlefield certification, together with class-leading capability in composite armour. The company designed, manufactured and installed the full multi-hit CAMAC™ platform armour for the Mastiff, Wolfhound, Ridgback and Buffalo vehicles used to protect army staff on UK MoD operations and continues to be at the forefront of armour and vehicle technology today.
James Kempston, CEO, NP Aerospace, said: “The UK MoD is a key partner for NP Aerospace. Winning the Protected Mobility Engineering & Technical Support contract demonstrates our commitment to delivering world class armour technology and vehicle integration to protect the British Armed Forces. It puts us at the forefront of strategic delivery within the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Vehicle Systems.”
UK Minister for Defence Procurement, Stuart Andrew, added: “Armoured vehicles save lives on the battlefield and this contract will ensure they are repaired, upgraded and returned to the frontline as quickly as possible.”
Major General Colin McClean, Director Land Equipment for DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support), concluded: “The Protected Mobility fleet has been hugely important for defence over the last 15 years. It is vital that we continue to invest in our battle-winning capabilities, ensuring that they are always ready for training or operational purposes. Given its significant role now and in the future, I am pleased we are partnering with NP Aerospace to deliver this contract”.