June 2012

MASS awarded five year extension contract on Sentry Whole Life Support Programme

MASS, a Cohort plc company, and international provider of IT, technical and managed services, announces that it has been awarded a five-year extension to its managed IT service contract for the Sentry Whole Life Support Programme (WLSP) at RAF Waddington.  The scope of the support contract has also been extended to cover the Sentry Software Team.

The WLSP programme is a unique partnership between the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and industry forming the Joint Sentry Support Team (JSST).  The team is led by Northrop Grumman with MASS, AAR, BAE Systems and Cobham Aviation Services partnering together to support and maintain the availability of the UK’s fleet of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.

MASS is trusted to provide and manage all aspects of the IT systems and secure shared data environment, and is responsible for ensuring that Northrop Grumman and its JSST partners can each work within their own corporate guidelines, whilst still being able to share classified information.

Commenting on the award of the contract Neil Olver, IT Programme Manager for Northrop Grumman said “MASS has provided a fully managed IT service in support of the JSST for nearly four years.  Their on-site team are professional, reliable, adaptable, courteous, and respond to my ever changing needs seamlessly to provide a value for money first-rate service.  Furthermore, I would have no hesitation in recommending MASS as a specialist IT service provider”.

Ashley Lane, Managing Director of MASS said “We are delighted to have been selected by Northrop Grumman as their long term IT partner, and this five year extension is a significant vote of confidence in our capabilities and service provision as an interdependent partner.  We pride ourselves on being customer focussed and delivering flexible managed services”.