MCL wins new THPS, IECD contracts
Marlborough Communications (MCL) has received two new contracts worth a combined £5.5 million from the UK Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 5 June.
The two orders comprise a follow-on order worth £3.2 million for its S10 Tactical Hearing Protection Systems for Dismounted Close Combat Users (THPS DCCU); and a new contract to provide In Ear Communication Devices (IECD), with an initial value of £2.3 million over five years with options for a further two years.
MCL works with INVISIO Communications to supply the S10 THPS DCCU, which is an in-ear hearing protection and communication system for use on a single radio. The system consists of an in-ear hearing protection headset with control unit housing the electronics for situational awareness and impulse noise protection.
The S10 contract will provide additional systems for Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Navy and Reservist personnel.
The IECD contract will provide systems for RAF pilots and air crew. MCL has partnered with Advanced Communication Solutions for the system. Each IECD will be customised with a moulding service ensuring all personnel are equipped with a capability unique to their requirements both personally to ensure maximum comfort and technically based on the attenuation requirements of the platforms on which they operate now and in the future.
The solution is already proven in-service with the RAF and the Royal Danish Air Force and incorporates venting for rapid in-flight altitude changes without discomfort and a unique acoustic filter.
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