£36 m contract for new MOD Police Patrol Craft
A £36 million contract has been awarded to Marine Specialised Technology Group to deliver 18 new police patrol craft for the MOD and Gibraltar Defence Police (GDP) Forces.
To be used around Royal Naval bases in the UK and British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, the five-year contract will deliver 16 patrol craft to the MOD Police and two craft to the GDP, replacing those currently in use.
Based in Liverpool and on the River Mersey, the contract will sustain 50 jobs and create a further 15 across the north west of England.
The police patrol craft will play an important role in Defence, enhancing capability to safeguard UK and Gibraltar waters and escort major Royal Navy assets in and out of Naval bases at home and overseas.
Construction has already started on the design project and the first police patrol craft is expected to be delivered in July 2022.