Babcock gains another MTA contract
Babcock confirmed on 2 June that it has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract by General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) to deliver 18 tactical Missile Tube Assemblies (MTAs).
This latest agreement brings the total number of MTAs being manufactured by Babcock to 75, after a contract for 57 MTAs was signed in 2014.
UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin said: ‘This is a prime example of the capability of our defence industry to deliver specialised and complex manufacturing in support of an internationally significant programme.’
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