Inzpire enters joint bid for £750m MoD training programme

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Lincoln-based defence company Inzpire has joined forces with Discover Air Defence Services Inc (DA Defence) to bid for an MOD air warfare defence training programme valued at around £750 million.

The Defence’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme aims to meet the air warfare support requirements across the air, navy, army and joint forces commands from 2020.

It would progressively replace existing contracted and military service provision as these programmes expire, or reach their planned out of service date.

The first phase of the programme is expected to be introduced from 2020 for 15 years at an estimated value of £750 million.

The two companies would combine capabilities in the live training environment to deliver innovative, relevant and safe training solution for the UK Ministry of Defence.

Inzpire provides a range of defence managed services in addition to mission systems products, training and consultancy services, rotary, fixed wing and UAS operational training both in synthetic and live environments, as well as supporting UK Typhoon operations.

Discovery Air provides air combat training, medevac equipped aircraft services, airborne fire services, air charter services, helicopter operations, and transport and logistics support to ensure operational readiness, health, safety, and vital lifelines for our clients and the communities we serve.

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Hugh Griffiths, CEO of Inzpire Ltd, said: “After careful consideration of the customer’s requirements, we are pleased to formalise our relationship with Discovery Air Defence.  Their proven track record providing ASDOT equivalent services and excellent Flight Safety Record make them an ideal partner for this program.”

Paul Bouchard, President of DA Defence, said: “As the world leader in contracted air combat training, Discovery Air Defence are very excited to join forces with the UK’s Inzpire.

“The combined strengths of our two companies are uniquely suited to meet the ASDOT requirements and to serve the British Armed Forces’ evolving live-fly, tactical training needs well into the mid-2030s.”