TT Electronics Secures Contract to Support RBSL on Boxer Programme
Abercynon and Cardiff collaborate to provide power electronics assemblies to MIV programme
TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered technologies for performance critical applications, today announced that they have been awarded a contract to support the UK MOD’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. The joint award from Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) and Rheinmetall Landsysteme (RLS) will see the TT Electronics Abercynon and Cardiff facilities work together to provide complex high-reliability power electronics assemblies to the Boxer vehicles which will be produced in RBSL Telford.
The contract, worth over £5million, is centred around the development of two types of primary power assemblies to be provided to RBSL over the next 10 years.
TT Electronics will lead the design, production and delivery of the battery control units enabling increased efficiency of the vehicle power management system, as well as the command display units providing signalling and communications functionality on every Boxer vehicle. This award demonstrates evidence of the MIV programme’s initiative to work with and support UK suppliers. Furthermore, the supply chain in place to provide materials to TT Electronics for this programme is also exclusively UK-based.
“TT has a long-standing history of supporting the UK Defence industry and in particular military land vehicles. Our team therefore have a real appreciation for just how important it is to maintain the highest possible standards for critical programmes like this. This latest contract with Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land and Rheinmetall Landsysteme represents an exciting opportunity for us to demonstrate what TT does best.” said Ken Kelly, General Manager, TT Electronics, Abercynonfacility.
“We are immensely proud to have secured our spot within the MIV supply chain. Supporting our Armed Forces with innovative technology solutions is something we’re extremely passionate about. Playing our role in modernising their capability is exactly the type of challenge that we thrive on. This award concludes months of hard work by our dedicated Abercynon and Cardiff teams and we’re now looking ahead to the next steps, eager to support this programme with the best service, value and products.” said Ben Sutton, VP/GM, TT Electronics, Power Solutions.