Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has been awarded a contract to provide support to a range of the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) containerised deployable systems.

Named ‘Project Amphora’, the agreement requires the company to support armoured fighting-vehicle power pack repair facilities, deployable engineering workshops, and command, control, communications, computers, information / intelligence, surveillance, targeting acquisition and reconnaissance (C4ISTAR) working environments.

Marshall has collaborated with G3 Systems to work on the seven-year contract, which focuses on a contractor logistic support service that will support the deployable shelter systems in varied operational environments.

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group CEO Steve Fitz-Gerald said Marshall and G3 worked together to develop a highly responsive offering.

"Marshall has collaborated with G3 Systems to work on the seven-year contract."

"The transition period for the contract, to providing a full operational capability, is very short and as the suppliers of the majority of the UK’s shelter infrastructure, we were able to submit a low risk, fully compliant solution which gave the MoD confidence that operational capability would be achieved in the required time frame at an acceptable cost," Fitz-Gerald said.

G3 Systems managing director Peter Gleave said: "The success of the team proves that SMEs (small and medium enterprises) can combine their resources to match the breadth and depth of major prime contractors, whilst retaining the expertise and agility associated with SMEs."

Work under the contract will begin immediately, with full operating capability expected to be reached in the next few months.

Image: Marshall has delivered more than 40 deployable machine shops, which will be supported and maintained under Project Amphora. Photo: courtesy of Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Limited.

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