UK MoD orders supply of munitions to BAE Systems

BAE Systems has secured new orders for the supply of munitions to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The orders, worth £280 Million, with the option to increase to more than £400 Million.

Building on the existing £2.4bn 15-year partnering agreement, the new orders will significantly increase the production of vital defence stocks such as 155mm artillery shells, 30mm medium calibre rounds and 5.56mm ammunition.
These are core products which the British Army relies on to deliver maximum effectiveness on the battlefield.
Following are the key investments are already underway to enable the increased manufacturing rate, including:
  •  An additional 155mm machining line in Washington, Tyne & Wear
  • A new explosive filling facility at Glascoed, South Wales
  • Re-instatement of the 30mm medium calibre manufacturing capability, at Washington and Glascoed