The Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has selected Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to provide advanced communications and networking containers as part of its programme to update the Danish Armed Forces deployable infrastructure. The contract was awarded following a competitive international tender process.

The company will be supplying more than 40 containers as part of this multi-million-pound contract. It will also fit out the units to meet the operational requirement and on-call support as required by the Danish Armed Forces.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group chief executive Alistair McPhee 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 groundbreaking collaborative support contract in partnership with the Royal Norwegian Air Force.”

The network and communications containers will be supplied with air conditioning, electrical power distribution and fitted with a full suite of intruder and EMC protection assets. Internally the containers will be fitted with a computer, as well as communication and network equipment.

This is the second export contract Marshall has won in as many months for military containers. Marshall announced in December it had won a £100m contract to supply to the Netherlands.