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Instro Precision Ltd wins global military technology manufacturing award

23 May 2022

Sandwich, Kent, 23 May 2022 – Kent-based high-technology manufacturing and engineering company Instro Precision Limited, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems UK, has been selected as the winner of the Best Global Military Technology Solutions Manufacturer, at the Corporate Vision Security Awards 2022. 

The Kent-based manufacturer was selected for this prestigious award due to its record of consistent successes in manufacturing and delivery over the past 18 months. Most recently, the company manufactured and delivered the first tranche of its XACT nv33 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) to the British Army as part of a contract awarded by the UK Ministry of Defence to the company last year. The systems were manufactured at Instro’s facility in Kent and were delivered to the British Army for operational use with a lead time of only six months, demonstrating the company’s agility and its ability to rapidly meet the needs of the UK Armed Forces.

In late 2021 the company was also selected for the UK Government’s Sharing in Growth (SiG) funding and development programme, supported by the regional growth fund which provides grants and support to British aerospace companies driving innovation and local employment. Instro was selected for the programme because the company met SiG’s criteria of strong growth potential, development of innovative defence technology and the possibility of creating additional jobs in the region.

Specialising in electro-optics and target acquisition systems, Instro provides systems to different sectors of the UK military and other Aerospace & Defence companies in the UK. The company, based in Sandwich, employs local specialists in highly skilled manufacturing and engineering roles, and is seeking to increase its business capacity in the coming years.

Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said:

This award proves Instro’s status as a valued local employer and dependable supplier of high-quality equipment to the UK Ministry of Defence. Instro’s record of consistent delivery and innovation represents the company’s commitment to the local economy and to the UK as a whole.

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About Elbit Systems UK

Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds three wholly owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 600 personnel are employed by the Elbit Systems UK companies in the UK, in high tech roles in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. The two joint ventures were formed in order to deliver the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to supply and support three fleets of aircraft within the UK MOD Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Elbit Systems UK is an established supplier to the UK Armed Forces, participating in several major Defence programmes such as Selborne, Morpheus and MEWSIC Increment 1, and delivering the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator and Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer.