Osprey has been awarded a new contract by Thales to provide safety engineering support to MARSHALL. Thales is providing replacement equipment to support the delivery of technical services as part of an overall transition programme at a number of fixed UK, overseas and deployed sites. Osprey will develop safety assurance documentation for the equipment during the installation and transition period.
Jon Arden, Managing Director at Osprey said “This new contract reflects the strong pedigree, commitment and capability of the Osprey team and we look forward to progressing the delivery of the ATM service provision.”
Previously, Osprey worked with Thales to provide safety engineering support throughout the bid phase of MARSHALL. This experience provided familiarity with Thales ATM equipment which will ultimately allow Osprey to work at pace and deliver significant cost benefits during the delivery phase of the programme.
MARSHALL was initiated by the UK MOD to identify and evaluate options for the future delivery of their military terminal Air Traffic Management (ATM) capability.
In October 2014, AQUILA (a joint venture between NATS and Thales) was awarded the contract to deliver MARSHALL and will see industry take over air traffic management systems and services at all MOD operated air bases and flying ranges in the UK and overseas, including duties in support of expeditionary air operations. This project will deliver modern and reliable air traffic control for the UK’s military aircraft including new equipment at in excess of 30 MOD sites across the UK and overseas bases. The contract will run for 22 years and is valued at £1.5bn.