Analox Group has been awarded a contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MoD) for the manufacture and in-service support of submarine atmosphere monitoring systems. This Fixed Atmospheric Monitoring System (FAMS) contract has been 10 years in the making and represents Analox’s biggest contract award in its 40 year history at £13.9 million.
The contract will see Analox develop one of the most sophisticated submarine atmosphere monitors in the world, the Atmosphere Analyzer (AA), using pioneering technology to solve the gas sensing challenges onboard a submarine to ensure the safety of those on board. The system will use state of the art sensors to offer real time analysis to the crew, enabling them to react quickly to take action to make the atmosphere safe.
“We are delighted to have secured such a prestigious contract with the MoD and the whole Analox team is excited to deliver a system which will safeguard the lives of our submariners,” Vicky Pigg, Managing Director of Analox’s Military business, said.
“It will require some changes within Analox, but with change comes the opportunity for growth and development and every single person at Analox is up for the challenge.
“The FAMS contract is the perfect example of the MoD delivering on its commitment to the government and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) alike, this action plan opens doors for companies like Analox and we are proud to be flying the flag for the SME community.”
The contract has created 7 new roles and it will create an additional 4 within the next 2 years. It has also offered job security to the Analox team, sustaining 5 roles within the business. The new roles will be based at Analox’s U.K. Headquarters in Stokesley.
“We within the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) look forward to working with Analox, utilising this cutting-edge technology to drive continuous improvement in asset availability,” said Rear Admiral Paul Halton, Director Submarine Support in the Submarine Delivery Agency.
“This supports the SDA’s long-term strategy of improving the effectiveness, life and health of our submariners. The SDA is exceptionally pleased that this contract award has provided job security for Analox and has allowed a key supplier the opportunity to increase U.K. technology advances and subject matter expertise, something we wish to drive into all contracts we award.”
Work on delivering the contract has already started and will continue over the next 5 years, with the opportunity to offer in-service support into the future.