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Lockheed Martin UK demos WCSP developments

Posted 27 March 2019 · Add Comment

Lockheed Martin UK Ampthill recently brought together its supply chain partners to demonstrate ongoing collaborative efforts and development of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme (WCSP).



Above: Lockheed Martin WCSP team with its Ministry of Defence customer and supply chain partners.


Around 30 suppliers came together at the Tank Museum in Dorset for Lockheed Martin’s exclusive Warrior CSP event, which demonstrated the collaboration and partnership which is taking the programme from strength-to-strength.

This month the programme team has performed a successful Manned Fire-on-the-Move, the next stage in this important British Army programme.  The platform is now certified for live firing and the MoD crews will soon start to add to the hundreds of CT40 and thousands of chain gun rounds already fired by the Lockheed Martin team. 

Lockheed Martin UK has now commenced Reliablity Growth Trials and is pushing on to its next major programme milestone of 20 Battlefield Missions.

Mark Farrell, Warrior CSP Supply Chain Lead at Lockheed Martin said: “This is a really exciting and critical time for Lockheed Martin. We have just entered Reliability Growth Trials (RGT) with our MoD customer, this is when we’ll really be able to demonstrate that we have a product and capability which is reliable and absolutely performs.”
 
“Our programme continues to go from strength-to-strength and together we continue to achieve all programme milestones. Our success is underpinned by our robust and capable supply chain. We have invested in fostering relationships with our suppliers; moving from a typical customer / supplier relationship to a more collaborative partnership - this has paid dividends. We have every confidence in our supply chain and their commitment to the programme”.

Axis Electronics MD Paul Chaplin said: “We are a proud supplier to the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme. We have partnered with Lockheed Martin for the past 5 years, and our relationship has now matured to a point where we can consult Lockheed Martin for advice and guidance on a range of business challenges - their advice and support is invaluable to our organisation. Working alongside the world’s largest Defence Prime has enabled Axis to develop in areas such as cyber security; with Lockheed Martin’s support we have now achieved our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.”

“I think it’s a very exciting time for Warrior CSP, and for supply chain partners such as ourselves. It’s a critical milestone as we enter RGT and a real opportunity for us to prove that our product works.”

“The Lockheed Martin Warrior CSP supply chain is critical to the success of the programme and we take that responsibility extremely seriously.”
 

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