Following an extensive competitive tender process, the UK MoD has awarded AES a 5 year, Pan IPT contract for the continued provision of their Machine Care Plus® equipment early failure detection service. This single, overarching contract ensures maximum flexibility, excellent value for money and a consistent approach across all land equipment types worldwide.

The contract, which commenced in Apr 2009, covers oil sampling and analysis of engines and major assemblies fitted to the following equipment types, fielded by UK land forces in the UK, Germany, Canada and on operations world-wide:

• Challenger 2 (CR2) Main Battle Tank (MBT) and Driver Training Tank (DTT).
• Challenger Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (CRARRV).
• Warrior (WR) Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
• AS90 Self-Propelled Artillery System.
• Titan and Trojan Engineering Tank Systems (ETS).
• Beach Recovery Vehicle (BRV).

Users are able to view and download information via the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII). AES now has a Machine Care Plus® application server hosted in The Land Environment Portal (TLEP), a secure shared-working environment which enables military organisations and industry to share information and work collaboratively on projects. The ability to access the Machine Care Plus® application from the DII means that users have easy and rapid access to information. In addition, AES staff, who are familiar with UK land platforms and associated equipment support issues, provide training, expert advice and regular briefings.