EPS are pleased to be providing a service to MBDA previously performed at their facility in Bolton to manage the receipt, inspection, processing and customer acceptance of inert Ground Handling and Training Missiles (GHTM).
The GHTM’s are delivered directly from the manufacturer to our Sittingbourne site where they are subjected to a detailed inspection and acceptance process by MBDA Quality Assurance personnel.
Using specialist equipment, we apply markings to the GHTM missile specific to the intended end user customer, before placing them into the transportation and storage containers that we manufacture.
End user customer acceptance events are then held on our site before the GHTM missiles are delivered to the appropriate location in their transportation and storage containers.
The GHTM missiles themselves are a vital element of the total missile system package provided by MBDA to their customers and the service provided by us is a logical extension to our partnership with MBDA for the design and manufacture of the transportation and storage containers. The service has provided cost and time benefits to MBDA as well as freeing resources for the ongoing manufacture of operational missiles.