The 200th container has been dispatched by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to the Netherlands, despite the challenges of Covid-19 and universal lockdown.
Marshall ADG continues to produce vital equipment to fulfil its DVOW contract with the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), while ensuring its employees adhere to strict social distancing rules, to deliver customers the products they need in this time of crisis.
Programme Director, Steve Nokes said:
“It is vital for us to ensure our customers receive the equipment they need to fulfil their commitments,
“It’s certainly not easy at the moment. We are socially distancing, observing the strict hand-washing rules, wearing face masks where appropriate and getting on with the day job, as best we can. We’re tremendously proud of how our teams have risen to the challenge, without losing momentum on this contract.”
This consignment of containers forms part of the 1,500 plus deployable container systems in the Dutch Defensiebrede Vervanging Operationele Wielvoertuigen (DVOW) programme, to update the Dutch Armed Forces with new vehicles, containers and support equipment.
Owing to lockdown and international travel constrictions there was no Dutch presence to mark the occasion, unlike when the 100th container was shipped out in November.
The very first containers were delivered in July 2019, just seven months after the contract was awarded.
The contract has two elements, the production and delivery of containers, including command and control, medical systems, workshops and basic stores units, plus a full support programme that includes Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS) and a Fleet Management System.