Released : 12.02.2019 09:15
RNS Number : 7539P
12 February 2019
12 February 2019
("Cohort" or "the Group")
MCL contracted to supply Electronic Systems to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Cohort plc, the independent technology group, today announces that its wholly‐owned subsidiary, Marlborough Communications Ltd (MCL) has been awarded a five‐year, sole‐source contract to provide Electronic Systems for the MOD. The contract is valued at £15.1 million across an initial five‐year period, with an option of a further two years.
Andy Thomis, Chief Executive of Cohort, said:
"This contract win is another great success for MCL. It exemplifies our approach of using our highly skilled and knowledgeable team to deliver world‐class technology to the MOD. Together with other recent wins, this contract enhances the visibility of future Group revenue."
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For further information, please contact:
0118 909 0390
Andy Thomis, Chief Executive Simon Walther, Finance Director
Investec Bank Plc
020 7597 5970
Keith Anderson / Daniel Adams
020 3128 8771
Reg Hoare / Ollie Hoare / Luke Briggs
NOTES TO EDITORS
Cohort plc (www.cohortplc.com) is the parent company of five innovative, agile and responsive businesses based in the UK and Portugal, providing a wide range of services and products for domestic and export customers in defence and related markets.
Chess Technologies, through its operating businesses Chess Dynamics and Vision4ce, offers systems and technologies for detecting,tracking, classifying and disrupting naval, land and air threats. It was acquired by Cohort plc in December 2018. www.chess‐dynamics.com & www.vision4ce.com
EID designs and manufactures advanced communications systems for the defence and security markets. Cohort acquired a majority stake in June 2016. www.eid.pt
MASS is a specialist defence and technology business, focused on electronic warfare, information systems and cyber security. Acquired by Cohort in August 2006. www.mass.co.uk
MCL ‐ an expert in sourcing, design and integration of communications and surveillance technology, as well as support and training for UK end users including the MOD and other government agencies. MCL has been part of the Group since July 2014. www.marlboroughcomms.com
SEA is an advanced electronic systems and software house operating in the defence, transport and offshore energy markets. Acquired by Cohort in October 2007. www.sea.co.uk
Cohort (AIM: CHRT) was admitted to London's Alternative Investment Market in March 2006. It has its headquarters in Reading, Berkshire and employs in total around 950 core staff there and at its other operating company sites across the UK and in Portugal.
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