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NG Bailey has received a contract with Fujitsu to improve the UK Ministry of Defence's (MoD) communications infrastructure.

Valued at more than £50m, the contract includes the delivery of information and communication technology over a period of five years.

NG Bailey and Fujitsu will jointly provide core global connectivity services.

"The vital role that our partnership will play puts us at the heart of the future UK defence strategy."

The contract will enable greater agility and mobility to service personnel, with the work helping the MoD to cut down on costs over the next ten years, NG Bailey said in a statement.

NG Bailey CEO David Hurcomb said: “Working hand-in-glove with Fujitsu has already been a pleasure and we are very proud to be applying our expertise to such an important initiative.

“By enhancing the MoD’s communications infrastructure our work will not only realise tremendous cost savings which will be reinvested into defence, it will also make the Ministry more efficient and more effective in its mission to keep Britain safe.”

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The new network will support the delivery of current and emerging MoD services both in the UK and overseas.

NG Bailey IT services division managing director Bob Dunnett said: “It is a privilege to work alongside Fujitsu to develop and improve the MoD’s IT infrastructure.

“The vital role that our partnership will play puts us at the heart of the future UK defence strategy and will ultimately help the MoD defend the UK’s national interests.”

In addition to providing IT services, NG Bailey provides engineering, facilities services as well as offsite manufacture and rail services.