Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has awarded MilDef a 32 MSEK (£2.5 million) contract for the provision of Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA)-compliant processors and ethernet switches for the British Army’s upgraded Challenger 3 Main Battle Tank (MBT).
In total MilDef will deliver over 300 units over the lifetime of the Challenger 3 program, with deliveries taking place between 2023– 2029.
The company will manufacture the components at its UK facility in Cardiff, Wales. The company has invested heavily in the site by building an expanded manufacturing space and installing new testing apparatus.
Six new full-time roles have been created as a result of this new contract award, 50% of which are apprentice technician roles, with several other roles being sustained at the company.
“MilDef is once again delighted to supply high-performance products together with RBSL into one of the UK MoD’s strategic vehicle programs,” said Björn Karlsson, CEO MilDef Group. “This contract accelerates MilDef’s plans to grow its UK production team and our contribution to job creation in the UK. We are proud to be supporting RBSL, which is playing a key part in delivering the Land Industrial Strategy through its Challenger 3 program.”