Meggitt Defense Systems of Irvine, California, has been awarded a $42.1M contract by Lockheed Martin UK (Ampthill) for the production of 245, 40mm Case-Telescoped linkless Ammunition Handling Systems (AHS) for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) armored vehicle program. Production deliveries will commence in 2016 and continue through 2021. MDSI’s President, Dr. Roger Brum said, “We are extremely proud to be associated with the UK SCOUT SV program through our colleagues at Lockheed Martin UK and believe our innovative ammunition handling system solution will serve the British Army well for many years to come.” All work on the 40mm AHS will be performed at Meggitt’s Irvine, CA facility.
General Dynamics UK is the prime contractor for the SCOUT SV program, and will deliver 589 best-in-class platforms in six variants to the British Army from 2017 through 2024.
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About Meggitt Defense Systems
Meggitt Defense Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Meggitt PLC, specializes in the design, development and production of ammunition handling systems, radar and digital processing systems, and environmental control systems. Meggitt Defense Systems products are in use on virtually all US military training ranges and on many of the world’s leading military platforms, including the Abrams main battle tank, the Stryker Mobile Gun System, the F-16 Falcon, the F/A-18 Hornet, the AC-130 Spooky Gunship, the AH-64D Apache Attack Helicopter, the AH-1 Cobra Helicopter and many others.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy. Meggitt employs around 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide./p>