Nasmyth Group has secured a contract, from Stockport-based WFEL, to supply key components for British Boxer mechanised infantry vehicles (MIVs).

The company has signed a ten-year long-term supply agreement with WFEL to provide precision machined and fabricated components for the armoured combat vehicles.

In a statement, Nasmyth Group said: “This contract win highlights Nasmyth Group’s further commitment and success in the defence sector.”

The Boxer MIV is a highly mobile, wheeled armoured combat vehicle that can be used for a variety of missions including personnel transportation, and as a mobile medical facility.

The British Army will procure more than 500 Boxer vehicles in different variants such as infantry carriers, specialist carriers, command vehicles, and ambulances.

WFEL is working as a key partner in delivering the vehicles to the British Army.

The fabrication and assembly of the Boxers are being carried out at the company’s new facility, in Stockport.

Commenting on the contract awarded to Nasmyth Group, WFEL managing director Ian Anderton said: “We warmly welcome Nasmyth Group into our expanding UK Boxer family, and look forward to developing a close partnership as we collaborate to successfully deliver this exciting project for the British Army.”

Nasmyth Group chairman and CEO Peter Smith said: “For the defence markets, Nasmyth Group manufactures a wide range of complex components for a variety of military applications. 

“We look forward to working with the team at WFEL to manufacture component parts for the Boxer Armoured Vehicle Programme.”

Last month, the UK published its defence equipment plan for 2021-2031.