Support for a range of containerised deployable systems for the UK Ministry of Defence is to be provided by Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, with G3 Systems as its partner, following the award of an enabling contract. Named ‘Project Amphora’, this framework contract will last up to seven years and will enable numerous and varied equipments to continue to operate successfully as Force 2020 develops.
At the heart of Project Amphora is a contractor logistic support (CLS) service which will ensure that the deployable shelter systems are fully supported to demanding operational levels.
“Marshall and G3 Systems have worked very closely developing a unique and highly responsive offering before jointly bidding in a well competed bidding process,” said Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.
“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,” added Mr Fitz-Gerald.
The contract includes the support of a number of deployable systems ranging from AFV Power Pack Repair Facilities, to Deployable Engineering Workshops to C4ISTAR working environments.
“This contract win reflects the efforts made by both companies to integrate our approach and offer the MoD a true partnership and best value for money,” said Peter Gleave, Managing Director of G3 Systems.
“The success of the team proves that SMEs can combine their resources to match the breadth and depth of major prime contractors, whilst retaining the expertise and agility associated with SMEs”, added Mr Gleave.
Work on the programme is starting immediately and full operating capability is expected in the next few months.