Drumgrange wins £4.8 million contract for the support of Sonar Systems

Drumgrange is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract for the support and advancement of Sonar Systems, Sonar Calibrations and related equipment for the JC026 Project.

The contract was awarded by the UK MoD's Defence Equipment and Support Organisation (DE&S) and is valued at approximately £4.8 million over 3 years.

To date, this is one of the most important contracts delivered by Drumgrange and the third time it has won the JC026 contract. The initial contract was secured in 1999 and re-competed in 2002 and 2007. The Contract was won in competition against some of the world’s largest Defence Contractors and builds upon Drumgrange's strategy of providing high quality services and equipment to meet demanding front line military operations.

The contract will be managed from Drumgrange’s Portland site and will utilise the company’s extensive platform integration expertise and in-service support specialised facilities which includes an anechoic water tank for testing sonar systems.

George Howe, Managing Director, who was involved with the original equipment design and sea trials, commented:

“Securing the JCO contract for the third time reflects the dedication, professionalism, and “can do” attitude of the support and trials team whilst demonstrating the MoD’s continued confidence in the company’s ability to deliver critical capabilities for the Armed Forces”.


Drumgrange is a thriving independent UK systems engineering house with a proven track record for the rapid realisation of demanding defence industry design tasks combined with high quality manufacturing. Drumgrange is expert in the integration of existing technology to create successful, cost effective solutions and is backed by the full range of in house support services. In addition, Drumgrange supplies an expanding range of UK quality specialised off the shelf products to worldwide commercial and defence markets. Drumgrange products are in service with the UK Armed Forces at home and overseas, NATO forces and Foreign Militaries.

For further details, contact: Tanya Price, Marketing Manager

Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018