The first Container Systems have left Marshall on their way to the Netherlands as part of the multi million pound DVOW contract awarded to Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) at the end of 2018.
The firm say that the units are part of the major Dutch Defensiebrede Vervanging Operationele Wielvoertuigen programme, or DVOW, to update the Dutch Armed Forces with new vehicles, containers and support equipment. These initial warehouse units will be used to train operators in handling the containerised systems and to fulfil a training commitment for their vehicles.
Programme Manager Kol ir. L.J. Jacobs said:
“Marshall has worked hard to meet our requirements not only in terms of quality but also delivery times and fulfilling an early commitment to support our driver training programme, this gives us real confidence that they will keep to the programme over the next five years,”
Alistair McPhee, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group said:
“We are delighted to be delivering these container systems only seven months after the contract was awarded, this is a tremendous effort by our Land Systems team demonstrating their agility to respond to customer requirements and their innovation in developing a rapid development and manufacturing programme for these containerised systems.”
The units will be used after training for warehousing and are the first of the 1400 container systems being delivered over the next five years.