Category: Commercial

News story: £2 million in contracts awarded to enhance Army Engineers with autonomous wet gap survey systems

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded contracts worth £2 million during Map the Gap: Phase 2, a competition which aims to develop semi-autonomous reconnaissance and survey systems that help the military cross obstacles such as rivers, streams, bogs and other so-called ‘wet gaps’. Map the Gap, run on behalf of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), sought...

DE&S receives award from Bridgwater and Taunton College

Defence Equipment and Support has won Bridgwater and Taunton College’s (BTC) Large Employer of the Year award thanks to its Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship scheme. The award recognises an employer which showcases its dedication and demonstrates the success apprenticeships have brought to their organisation. With its headquarters at Abbey Wood, Bristol, DE&S is the procurement arm of the Ministry of Defence,...

UK production of Boxer vehicles for British Army starts

Production of the British Army’s next-generation war-fighting vehicle has started in the UK. Work to fabricate key components of the Boxer Mechanised Infantry Vehicle is being carried out at WFEL’s new production facility in Stockport after the production line was officially opened by Minister for Defence Porcurement, Jeremy Quin, earlier this year. Mr Quin said: “Today marks a significant milestone...