SSAFA Military Race Day

Hall & Watts are proud to be sponsoring the SSAFA Military Race Day taking place on 18th November 2022, supported and arranged by Battlespace Technologies.

This event is in aid of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. SSAFA exists to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity. We recognise that behind every uniform is a person – and sometimes that person, or their family, is in need of help.

The day will be held at Chepstow Racecourse, St Lawrence Rd, Chepstow, NP16 6BE.

Hall & Watts Australia awarded significant Remote Initiation Order as part of LAND 154

Hall & Watts Australia have been awarded a multi-million pound order for the supply of MAS Zengrange Remote Initiation Systems to the Australian Defence Force.

Following on from earlier success with Project SEA 1778, where Mini-DRFD was selected as the command initiation system for the Royal Australian Navy’s mine clearance capability, Mini-DRFD has recently been chosen under the auspices of project LAND 154 to equip units of both the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force to conduct demolition tasks.

Mini-DRFD M3.0 is a UHF digital radio-controlled initiation system designed for the remote or timed initiation of munitions and explosives, and is now the joint service remote firing device for the Australian Defence Force. With this acquisition, the ADF joins over 30 countries across the tri-service spectrum who are all using Mini-DRFD for explosive demolition operations.

Hall & Watts Certified for Cyber Essentials

Hall & Watts Defence Optics Ltd has recently been certified for Cyber Essentials, a UK Government backed Cyber Security Scheme.

CyberEssentials helps us to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security for our business.

Certification also allows Hall & Watts Defence Optics Ltd to comply with future contractual requirements when dealing with central government contracts, which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services.

MVR Contract Awarded to Hall & Watts

Hall & Watts Holdings Ltd (Hall & Watts) has received a substantial contract for Artillery Muzzle Velocity Radars (MVR) from an East African country.

The purpose of this equipment is to calibrate artillery guns and howitzers and by doing so increase their accuracy. Operator and maintenance training is currently taking place and will be completed soon.

Hall & Watts agrees Teaming Agreement with BAE Systems

Hall & Watts Holdings Ltd (Hall & Watts) is delighted to announce a Teaming Agreement has been agreed with BAE Global Combat Systems Limited (BAE Systems) for support of the 105mm Light Gun in Botswana and Kenya, for which BAE Systems are the original manufacturer.

Under the conditions of this Teaming Agreement for work related to 105mm Light Gun in Botswana and Kenya, Hall & Watts will collaborate with BAE Systems and be the nominated Prime Contractor for the purposes of preparing and submitting proposals, marketing, negotiating contract opportunities and performing resultant Prime contracts, with BAE Systems to be nominated sub-contractor.

Artillery Observational Equipment Contract Award

Hall & Watts Defence Optics are proud to receive another GCC defence contract for Artillery related observational equipment valued in excess of US $12m.

Quality of the product, an expert knowledge of its application coupled with well known product support were the major factors in obtaining this significant order.

Hall & Watts Awarded Artillery Equipment Contract

Hall & Watts are pleased to announce the award of a contact to refurbish and upgrade 36 105mm Howitzers for a Sub-Saharan customer. 
Maintenance and Engineering Training will be conducted in country utilizing the customers’ workshops. Additionally, equipment refurbishment will be carried out on all Artillery guns and associated equipment. The contract is expected to run for 18 months before completion and hand over.