Marlborough Communications achieves UK military supplier accreditation

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UK-based aerospace and defense firm Marlborough Communications has achieved Design Approved Organization Scheme accreditation, enabling it to design equipment for UK Ministry of Defence aircraft.

Organisations working with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in the design of aircraft systems, associated equipment and airborne explosive ordnance and armament equipment must be assessed and have their competencies tested prior to becoming an approved Design Approved Organization Scheme (DAOS) organisation. DAOS accreditation also requires accredited companies to record and keep detailed information on all equipment supplied.

Marlborough Communications designs and supplies RF communications equipment, including headsets, hearing protection, antennae and masts, as well as signals intelligence equipment for radio and radar. The company has become one of just a few SMEs to have achieved DAOS status, and was sponsored by the MoD to work towards approval as part of an ongoing contract.

Shane Knight, managing director for Marlborough Communications said, “Being awarded DAOS accreditation is a significant milestone. It will enable us to grow our business within the aircraft communications systems sector by undertaking our own research and development work, complementing our market-leading position as a vendor of military technology.

“We have already begun key projects under DAOS including designing systems for use by almost all Air Force pilots to protect their hearing.”

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