Mission-critical solutions provider TP Group has won a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide customer support to the army HQ’s communication programme.

Under the two-year contract, the company will provide multi-disciplinary support to the Army HQ’s Land Environment Tactical Communication and Information Services & Systems (LE TacCIS) Programme.

Worth around £5m, the contract has an option for a six-month extension, worth an additional £1m.

TP Group CEO Phil Cartmell said: “The renewal of this contract is an excellent return on all the hard work and technical support provided by the TP Group team over the last three years.

“Army HQ have become a major customer for the group and this work has been at the centre of significant growth in our consulting business.”

TP Group’s Consulting and Programme Services business will deliver a range of technical, transformation and programme management activities.

Cartmell further added: “We are very pleased to work with the army in building a technically sophisticated communications and information service that supports their operations from personnel in the field to decision-making at the command centre.”

The MoD initiated the £3.2bn LE TacCIS programme to replace the British Army’s existing Bowman land communication and information system (CIS) as it is approaching obsolescence.

Jointly funded by the UK’s Joint Forces Command (JFC) and by army HQ, the programme comprises five projects and will address critical system obsolescence, as well as introduce a more agile TacCIS solution.

The solution will be designed to provide ‘information superiority’ to UK commanders.