A £2.5m subcontract has been awarded to MilDef to produce Generic Car Structure (GVA) compliant Processors and Ethernet Switches for the British Military’s upgraded Challenger 3 Important Battle Tank (MBT). MilDef will manufacture the elements at its UK facility in Cardiff, Wales. The corporate has invested closely within the web site by constructing an expanded manufacturing area and putting in new testing equipment, similar to temperature chambers, in addition to upgrading instruments and different manufacturing tools. Six new full-time roles have been created on account of the contract award, 50 p.c of that are apprentice technician roles, with a number of different roles being sustained on the firm.

“MilDef is as soon as once more delighted to produce high-performance merchandise along with RBSL into one of many UK MoD’s strategic car programmes. This contract accelerates MilDef’s plans to develop its UK manufacturing group and our contribution to job creation within the UK. We’re proud to be supporting RBSL, which is taking part in a key half in delivering the Land Industrial Technique by its Challenger 3 programme,” says Björn Karlsson, Chief Government Officer (CEO) MilDef Group.


In complete MilDef will ship over 300 items over the lifetime of the Challenger 3 programme, with deliveries happening between 2023– 2029. RBSL is a UK-based three way partnership enterprise between Rheinmetall and BAE Methods. RBSL has a long-standing relationship with the British Military having designed and delivered lots of the Military’s present fight automobiles underneath completely different enterprise names, together with the Challenger 2. RBSL continues to offer in-service assist for British Military car fleets and, along with the Challenger 3 programme, is among the main producers of the Boxer Armoured Preventing Car underneath the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Car programme.

MilDef develops rugged IT merchandise and particular electronics for the protection sector. Began in 1997, the corporate has greater than 20 years of expertise in delivering custom-made merchandise to be used in excessive environments. The headquarter is positioned in Sweden, the place we even have engineering, manufacturing, product administration, and different company capabilities. Native MilDef places of work are positioned in USA, UK, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Mixed with a robust accomplice community we ship high-end services the world over. MilDef holds certifications for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.