A new supply chain contract has been signed for the provision of periscope and window systems for the Boxer armoured vehicle.
According to a news release from WFEL:
“Cwmbran-based GuS Periscopes will supply WFEL with Periscope and Window Systems for the Boxer vehicles, to be incorporated into both the Boxer Drive Module chassis and also the Mission Modules which WFEL will ultimately supply to the UK MoD. The systems from GuS were chosen for this programme because of their mission-proven safety, durability and quality and ensuring minimal technical and commercial risk to the Boxer Programme.”
Ian Anderton, WFEL Managing Director, commented:
“We are delighted to join forces with GuS Periscopes in Wales as part of our UK-wide supply chain roll-out for the MoD’s Boxer Programme and look forward to a successful partnership supporting our joint UK MOD customer.”
The firm that the multi-million Pound contract with WFEL will run for 10 years and will help to sustain a number of jobs at the GuS Periscopes site in Cwmbran, as well as supporting two new Engineering Apprentice roles starting in 2022.
Managing Director of GuS Periscopes, Anthony Caruana, said:
“Our proven Periscopes and Windows for the UK Boxer vehicles will be manufactured to unrivalled levels of quality and durability to fulfil the needs of the British Army MIV program, to ensure service personnel survive the rigours and hazards of combat and fulfil their critical missions. We are excited and proud to be supporting WFEL and to be fulfilling our purpose of ‘protecting those who protect us’.”
Recently, WFEL signed a contract with AeroGlow International for the supply of the latest HaLO Vehicle Egress Lighting Systems. You can read more about that by clicking here.
Back in 2019, the Defence Secretary announced that a £2.8bn deal had been signed to provide the British Army with around 500 new armoured vehicles.
You can read more about that deal here.