Marshall Land Programs has efficiently achieved a major milestone in its contract to provide the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) by delivering the primary 10 of 120 specialist army automobiles. The specialist automobiles may also improve the British Military’s functionality incorporating the most recent applied sciences onto a extra dependable car platform. The brand new Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and digital countermeasure (ECM) automobiles will likely be based mostly all through the UK, Northern Eire, Cyprus, and Gibraltar. In whole, eight car variants will likely be produced to cowl all operational conditions. Following in depth consultations with the troopers who will likely be utilizing the brand new bomb disposal car, its Preliminary Working Functionality (IOC) was introduced this week by the MoD. The car is the ultimate addition to the MoD’s GASKET 3 fleet programme, a part of a £60 million mission that sees a spread of 300 new automobiles from first response automobiles to a brand new 4×4 medium scale car.

In {photograph} left to proper: Lt. Col Man Moverley (programme supervisor for EOD and Search), Iain Gouldson (Marshall Land Programs Programme Director), Gary Moynehan (Marshal Land Programs Managing Director), Col Paul Illingworth (Assistant Head DEODS), Col Brian Howard OBE (commander of 29 EOD and Search Group), Jason Purveur and Steven Hayward, DE&S). (Photograph by Marshall Land Programs)

Reflecting on the achievement, Gary Moynehan, Managing Director of Marshall Land Programs, mentioned: “This programme has not been a simple one for us, made much more troublesome by the disruption attributable to Covid-19 and the battle in Ukraine. Reaching this level has taken extremely laborious work from numerous individuals, and I want to say thanks to them. We must always all take pleasure in serving to improve a crucial UK functionality.”


WO2 Baskerville of 11 EOD & Search Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, mentioned: “Throughout trials we discovered the offered rain cowl was somewhat complicated and time consuming to place up. I’ve been assessing the brand new design from Marshall Land Programs, and it has actually improved. It’s nice that person suggestions has made an precise distinction.”

Cpl Briscoe of 621 Squadron, Royal Logistics Corps, mentioned: “The brand new GASKET car is nice, a large enchancment on our present car. We did discover our Car-Borne IED disruptor may very well be in a greater place for fast entry and our solutions have been included within the closing design.”

Marshall Land Programs’ supply of the primary 10 automobiles follows a two-week interval of intense work – passing by way of each a closing design overview (FDR) and manufacturing facility acceptance check (FAT). The MoD contract is concentrated on the event, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing of 120 automobiles to interchange its ageing Wedgewood MoD car fleet. This can be a important milestone for each Marshall Land Programs and its buyer – the MoD’s Defence Tools & Help (DE&S), which equips and helps the UK’s armed forces. Every car has undergone a significant trials programme which incorporates the automobiles being examined by the end-users in reasonable eventualities. Reaching this primary milestone has been a outstanding achievement provided that the automobiles’ growth and prototyping phases occurred through the duel challenges of Covid-19 and the continuing international provide chain disaster.