Airbus to continue UK WelComE
Airbus Defence and Space has received a £15.7 million contract renewal from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of core WelComE welfare services to the British armed forces until August 2022, the company announced on 7 July.
Airbus Defence and Space has been providing the UK MoD with WelComE services for 16 years, delivering personal communications in various operational environments. The service has expanded from providing satellite phones and associated facilities to full video calling and Wi-Fi services on operational bases, allowing personnel to keep in touch with friends and family while deployed.
Steve Kelly, the WelComE service manager at Airbus Defence and Space, said: ‘Communication is vital to the morale of the forces deployed overseas and to know that our service brings some comfort makes it all the more important to us. We are both proud and excited to continue to provide the WelComE service to personnel when they are away from home.’
Flight Lieutenant Tom Goble, the WelComE Service Owner, said: ‘It's reassuring to know that wherever British forces deploy around the world, there is support in place to ensure we have a safe line of communication with our friends and family back home.’
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