AM congratulates Oakdale company on £3.5 billion contract

MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has congratulated an Oakdale based defence supply company on being awarded a £3.5 billion contract by the Ministry of Defence.

In July 2010, the MoD placed a contract with General Dynamics UK Ltd of Oakdale for the demonstration phase of the Scout Specialist Vehicle (Scout SV) programme – a fleet of new, medium weight armoured fighting vehicles.

With the demonstration phase progressing successfully, the MoD has now awarded a further contract to the company for the manufacture, initial in-service support and associated training systems of 589 vehicles, with the option to buy more in the future if required.

Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:

“This further contract confirms the company’s reputation as a major player in Britain’s hi tech economy and its ability to deliver quality equipment and support to our armed forces around the world.

“The contract award will also come as good news to over 30 UK companies in the Scout SV production supply chain, securing approximately 1,300 UK jobs, including jobs in my constituency.“

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