The UK Ministry of Defence has earmarked £240 million to upgrade British Army’s fleet of bulldozers, cranes and forklifts.
The fleet - known as MITER – have been used to help with recovery following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Dorian in the Caribbean, during major flooding incidents in the UK and supporting the military response to COVID-19 by loading and off-loading vital medical supplies from distribution centres, the MoD said in a statement.
Now a new seven-year contract has been awarded to AmeyBriggs to maintain, manage and support the MoD’s fleet of construction and mechanical vehicles.
Vehicles in the MITER fleet include excavators, bulldozers, cranes and forklift trucks and meet the MoD’s need for earth-moving, engineer construction and mechanical handling capabilities.
The contract was negotiated by Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the procurement arm of the MoD. MITER sees three existing contracts - Defence Mechanical Handling Equipment, Protected Engineering Equipment and C-Vehicle capability - brought under one umbrella contract.
AmeyBriggs is a new joint venture between infrastructure support service provider Amey plc and Briggs Defence, a specialist division of asset management and engineering services provider Briggs Equipment.