AVC Digital recognised by Thales UK for achieving key delivery milestones on Project Marshall.Steve Jackson
AVC Digital directors Gary Gordon and Andrew Shaw received a certificate of achievement from Thales UK project director Gary Davy, for Project Marshall at a special event held at Thales UK’s head office in Reading on 21st November 2018.
AVC Digital are a key strategic partner of Thales UK, delivering comms and networking at a number of RAF bases in the UK as part of Project Marshall. Thales UK were keen to recognise the achievement of AVC Digital and the part they have played in helping them achieve critical milestones at RAF Marham, RAF Linton and RAF Wittering.
The event also provided an opportunity for senior Thales UK personnel to confirm timings for the coming objectives for Project Marshall through to its completion in 2022.
Speaking after the event, AVC Digital Director Gary Gordon said “It is a great honour to receive recognition from Thales UK, they are a valued partner of ours, we are proud to be working on Project Marshall and delivering on one of the key strategic infrastructure projects being undertaken by the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
Our highly skilled team have been working exceptionally hard in recent months along with their colleagues from Thales UK to ensure the milestones have been met. It’s been a wonderful achievement and to know our customer is happy is great! We are really looking forward to the coming years, continuing our work with Thales UK and playing our part in delivering Project Marshall.”
About Project Marshall
In October 2014, the Thales-NATS joint venture AQUILA was selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to transform military Air Traffic Management (ATM) in the country and overseas in the form of Project Marshall.
Marshall is a large and wide-ranging project for the provision of terminal air traffic management. This is essentially the provision of air traffic services to military and civil aircraft operating in and out of government aerodromes in the UK and overseas.
It seeks to ensure a safe, efficient and sustainable ATM service for the UK Armed Forces, modernising ATM at over 100 MOD locations (including more than 60 airfields and ranges), in a contract worth an estimated £1.5bn over the course of its 22-year lifespan.
Project Marshall is a £1.5 billion MOD project which will:
- Transform the military Air Traffic Management (ATM) capability at all MOD operated sites in the UK & overseas.
- Invest in equipment and infrastructure.
- Merge around 80 contracts into one service contract.
- The UK Government awarded the contract to deliver Project Marshall to Aquilla.
For more information visit https://www.thalesgroup.com/en/united-kingdom/news/depth-look-project-marshall or https://www.aquila-atms.com/