DLO Press Releases 2005

21 December 2005
Ministry of Defence buys Bank of Ireland North Bristol site
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acquired the Bank of Ireland site adjacent to its offices at Abbey Wood in Filton, North Bristol as part of its plans to improve the effectiveness of support to the UK Fighting Forces.

14 December 2005
A Christmas Thank You to our Forces
More than 19,000 boxes packed full of gifts are being sent to service personnel deployed on operations this Christmas, Under Secretary of State for Defence Don Touhig MP announced today.

21 November 2005
BAE Systems awarded £85 million contract to upgrade FV430
The Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) has awarded BAE Systems the £85 million contract to upgrade 500 FV430s, the British Army’s multi-role armoured vehicle.

20 September 2005
Liquid fuel for Armed Forces’ ration packs
British troops taking part in military operations will soon have a new weapon in their armoury – isotonic drinks.

18 August 2005
Frontline Troops to get Improved Desert Gear.
British soldiers, sailors and airmen and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are soon to be equipped with a new selection of improved desert clothing items.

11 August 2005
New support contract for RAF’s ‘eyes in the skies’ will save up to £90 million
The UK Armed Forces will be able to better exploit their Sentry ‘early warning’ aircraft under a new £665 million support contract awarded to Northrop Grumman.

27 July 2005
MOD awards Harrier components contract to BAE Systems
A UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract for the provision of structural and mechanical components for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Harrier GR variant aircraft has been awarded to BAE Systems.

21 July 2005
MoD strengthens Defence Supply Chain
The Defence Supply Chain is to undergo a radical transformation in a move that will significantly improve support to the Front Line, Secretary of State for Defence John Reid announced today.

21 July 2005
New Defence priorities for Defence Munitions Centre Crombie.
New plans for the Defence Munitions Centre at Crombie in Fife, as part of proposals to dramatically improve logistic support to Front Line troops, were announced today by Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid.

21 July 2005
Sappers take chainsaw to contract.
The Defence Logistics Organisation has chosen, through a competitive tender exercise involving extensive user trials, the Makita DCS 5000 chainsaw to equip the Royal Engineers, as part of a contract worth approximately £300K.

11 July 2005
Rolls-Royce Aerospace UK Awarded MOD engine support contract.
The DLO’s Hercules Integrated Project Team has announced the award of a new and innovative support contract, in the order of some £45 million, for the AE2100D3 turboprop aero-engine, which powers the Royal Air Force's fleet of Hercules C-130J aircraft.

29 June 2005
New contract to save MoD £29 million and support AS90 guns announced at Europe’s premier defence vehicle show
British soldiers will get even better logistics support for their AS90 guns and the MOD will save some £29 million over the next five years, thanks to a new partnering arrangement between the MOD and BAE Systems, Minister for Defence Procurement, Lord Drayson announced today.

20 June 2005
Top Appointment for Bath Based Army Warrant Officer
Army Warrant Officer Paul Jackson, who works at the Ministry of Defence site at Ensleigh, Bath, has recently been awarded with one of the most prestigious and historic titles in the British Army – that of Army Conductor, of which there are only 17 throughout the whole Army.

20 June 2005
MOD Awards multi-million VC 10 contract to BAE Systems
A contract worth up to £38 million has been awarded to BAE Systems to maintain the Royal Air Force’s fleet of VC10s and improve availability of aircraft to the Front Line.

17 June 2005
MOD Awards £28 Million Partnering Contract to Raytheon Missile Systems
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) yesterday (16 June) signed a partnering contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for the in-service support of air launched munitions to 31 March 2018. The contract will be effective from 1 July 2005 and cover the existing Maverick, Paveway and AMRAAM 120B weapons, with potential to include further weapons as they enter the inventory.

14 June 2005
Swansea Officer Honoured by Queen
Royal Naval officer and Swansea man, Andrew Edgington has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for vital work he carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

29 March 2005
Disposal Services Agency (DSA) integrated into the DLO.
The Disposal Service Agency will become part of the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) on 1 April 2005, when the Ministry of Defence integrates its policy and delivery structures for end-of-life disposal of military equipment and supplies.

21 March 2005
MoD awards Rolls-Royce £137m support contract

25 February 2005
New £30 million Royal Navy Warship to be built at Portsmouth

10 Feb 2005
New UK munitions agreement with Germany will save £1 million

08 Feb 2005
Variety the spice of life for Armed Services

06 Jan 2005
New Chief of Defence Logistics takes up post


Last Updated: 21 Dec 05