Ascent, the joint venture between
headquartered defence and support services companyVT Group
, has signed a contract for the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS).
The 25-year programme will make Ascent the MoD’s Training System Partner (TSP) to provide comprehensive training to all
The total programme is estimated to be worth up to £6bn over the 25 years with initial contract value around £600m to Ascent. Additional capabilities will be added incrementally over the life of the programme.
Ascent will start by carrying out a training needs analysis and providing a Ground Based Training Environment (GBTE) for the Hawk 128 Advanced Jet Trainer at
VT Group chief executive Paul Lester said: 'UKMFTS is a major programme for VT and extremely important for