MCL wins UK MoD electronic countermeasures support contract

27 November 2018 (Last Updated November 27th, 2018 12:08)

Cohort subsidiary Marlborough Communications (MCL) has secured a £750,000 contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for electronic countermeasures (ECM) support and test solutions.

MCL wins UK MoD electronic countermeasures support contract
Technicians inspect an electronic counter measures pod. Credit: US Air Force / Master Sgt Val Gempis.

Cohort subsidiary Marlborough Communications (MCL) has secured a £750,000 contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for electronic countermeasures (ECM) support and test solutions.

Under the agreement, the company will be responsible for providing the MoD with in-service support for an additional period of two and a half years.

The current contract is a renewal to the company’s previous award with the defence department, which continued for a period of two years, beginning in 2016.

As part of the project, MCL will repair and maintain ECM capabilities and associated systems that were designed, developed and delivered into the UK MoD over the last ten years.

MCL managing director Shane Knight said: “This contract renewal is testament to the capabilities within MCL to not only source equipment and technologies based on requirements, but design, develop and deploy these technologies in-house to the same high standard.

“The storage units are built with integrated thermoregulation that helps protect high-powered mission-critical electronic equipment in hostile environments.”

“Our work for the UK MoD is based on consistent capability excellence and highly skilled expertise. We’re delighted to have been selected as the preferred lead supplier and partner of choice.”

The agreement includes support and testing for the company’s specialist technical ECM capabilities, which include secure environmental storage units for ECM equipment, Global Positioning System (GPS) timing devices, and ECM equipment test kits.

The storage units are built with integrated thermoregulation that helps protect high-powered mission-critical electronic equipment in hostile environments.

MCL’s timing devices are designed to provide GPS to multiple ECM pieces of equipment in challenging GPS-denied environments.

The ECM equipment test kits include frequency exciters and spectrum analysers. They help confirm capabilities before deployment in hostile environments.

Another Cohort subsidiary MASS Consultants secured a £20m contract for the delivery of electronic warfare operational support software and services, in addition to the development of countermeasures to protect combat aircraft against missile threats.