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Babcock and Hobson Partner on Land Rovers

British Army Land Rover during a Rapid Air Land operation in Estonia, May 2024 [© Bob Morrison]

Babcock and Hobson Industries have signed an agreement to partner with the aim to resolve obsolescence in military Land Rovers.

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Press Release, London and Donington on Bain, 30 May 2024: Babcock and Hobson Industries, the engineering company, have signed an agreement to work together with the aim to resolve obsolescence in military Land Rovers.

Babcock provides the through-life support and management for 60 percent of the British Army’s vehicles, with a focus on providing innovative solutions to long standing supply chain challenges which routinely impact the availability of British Army vehicles such as the Land Rover Wolf platform.

Hobson Industries is an innovative and highly technical engineering business that specialise in the through-life support of the Land Rover Defender (Wolf) platform. This partnership draws upon the combined experience of our maintenance and repair capabilities, with Hobson’s subject matter expertise on the Wolf platform.

With an initial focus on the Land Rover Wolf, the partnership will bring forward a wide range of modern technical solutions in the areas of design, manufacture, remanufacturing and repair. This will increase the availability of assets for the front-line commands, increase reliability and enable the most cost-effective solution for the British Army. The suite of technical and digital solutions now available through this partnership provide an unprecedented opportunity to reverse the trend of obsolescence impacting the defence fleet.

Jon Morley, Director of Material Availability Services at Babcock, said: “Finding modern, sustainable solutions to some long-standing challenges will enhance the operational capability of the British Army. Hobson Industries are subject matter experts and we’re delighted to be formalising our relationship with them.”

Peter Hobson, Managing Director at Hobson Industries said, “This framework agreement builds on a long-term association of mutual respect, joint skills and capabilities and enables Hobson Industries and Babcock to work more closely together to achieve a common goal to deliver excellence of service and capabilities to UK Armed Forces.”

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