Barum & Dewar is pleased to announce that it has secured a sizeable multi-system contract for the design and manufacture of deployable transit cases for Leonardo.
The Hostile Artillery Locating (HALO) system is currently in service with over ten nations including the British Army, Canadian Army and US Marine Corps. The demand for HALO continues to grow due to the ever-increasing threat from electronic warfare based targeting and anti-radar weapon systems countering radar-based weapon locating systems.
HALO incorporates highly sophisticated acoustic data processing techniques to determine the Point of Origin (POO) and Point of Impact (POI) locations of enemy artillery and mortars with high accuracy, exceptional speed and reliability.
Barum & Dewar has developed a range of rugged deployable case and container designs based on its field-proven DELTA range. This fully custom orientated range offers a single style of container for all parts of the HALO system enabling space optimisation, weight reduction and a recognisable system solution.
Following the contract award, Barum & Dewar will finalise case designs and production will begin in a matter of weeks, with systems due to be delivered before the end of 2022 and early 2023.
Barum & Dewar is delighted to announce that it has been invited to join Space Scotland.
Space Scotland is a not-for-profit organisation working across industry, academia and government to deliver Scotland’s Space Strategy and secure the future of Scotland’s space sector.
Space has become a critical part of the national infrastructure and of the economic and social fabric of Scotland, the UK and the international community. Satellite, data and communications technologies are behind most aspects of everyday life including online banking, shopping transactions, mapping, location applications, weather forecasts and online meetings.
With over 25 years’ experience working with both UK and global clients in the space sector as a supplier of transit and storage containers for both flight hardware and ground support equipment, Barum & Dewar is looking forward to lending its expertise to Space Scotland and helping to shape the future of the Scottish space sector.
Find out more about Space Scotland here: https://scottishspace.org/
Barum & Dewar has been proudly working with Aerospacelab for several years. The relationship began in 2019 when Aerospacelab approached Barum & Dewar to design and supply a suitable transportation container for its PROBA-V companion cubesat (PVCC).
Established in Belgium, Switzerland and France, Aerospacelab is a fast-growing company created in 2018, counting more than 140 full time employees. With a unique vertically integrated approach, Aerospacelab is specialised in satellite platforms and geospatial intelligence. It designs, manufactures and operates constellations of remote sensing satellites, empowering intelligence and insights by its proprietary satellite data.
Following the success of the PVCC project and Barum & Dewar’s proven track record working in the challenging space sector, Aerospacelab approached Barum & Dewar once more to design and manufacture three specialist containers for its Versatellite Satellite Platforms (VSP).
The VSP satellite containers needed to provide environmental protection as well as mechanical dampening and protection from mechanical loads during transportation. The container also needed to be sealed, ISO 7 clean room compatible and suitable for nitrogen purging.
Satellite containers are engineered, precision manufactured items whose performance during transportation is crucial to safeguard the payload at crucial stages on its journey. Barum & Dewar offer a proven design and build service to clients who face these challenges and concerns.
Taking the brief into consideration, Barum & Dewar was immediately able to identify the most suitable container construction method and concept for this project.
Barum & Dewar proposed a fully fabricated aluminium container with a shallow base and deep removal lid of welded and riveted construction. A bespoke sub-frame to provide support for wire shock mounts and a custom interface plate onto which the payload would be secured. Stainless steel sittings, desiccant port, purge valves and lifting points would all be included and once fully painted the container would be labelled with all warning signs and branding.
By demonstrating a thorough understanding of the client’s brief and the environment in which it operates, Barum & Dewar provided support and reassurance to Aerospacelab and provided full design details and drawings in addition to CAD models ahead of manufacture which enabled the proposed design to be fully checked and discussed before moving into production.
Production of the VSP containers is underway, and delivery is scheduled towards the end of 2022.
David Frame, Managing Director at Barum & Dewar, said of the project,
“We are thrilled to be working with Aerospacelab again and are happy to see that our approach of utilising field proven design features, construction techniques and high-quality materials has helped to build trust and confidence between the two parties.”
Established in Belgium, Switzerland and France, Aerospacelab is a fast-growing company created in 2018, counting more than 140 full time employees. With a unique vertically integrated approach, Aerospacelab is specialised in satellite platforms and geospatial intelligence. It designs, manufactures, and operates constellations of remote sensing satellites, empowering intelligence and insights by its proprietary satellite data.
For more information or press enquiries, please contact Erika Verbelen, Marketing and Communications Manager (Erika.Verbelen@aerospacelab.be, +32 470 32 61 55)
Barum & Dewar is known to love a challenge and so when longstanding client, JFD reached out with a fast turnaround requirement, the team got straight to work.
JFD is the world-leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services.
JFD required a toolkit with foam inserts for a key defence client in a matter of days but did not yet have access to all the tools that would be required to fit into it. The Barum & Dewar team were resourceful with the information that they did have – 2D and 3D CAD drawings, and communicated extensively via email to agree on shapes and sizes for the foam.
Having undertaken this type of work for JFD for more that 20 years, Barum & Dewar had a strong idea of what was required from the outset. All the tools were carefully laid out into dual colour plastazote foam trays and fitted into a Peli 1600 protective case. The case provided a high degree of protection for this military application whilst the dual colour foam inserts provided both protection and a clear layout for all tools.
Barum & Dewar is delighted to have been able to design, manufacture and deliver this project within days, and several days ahead of the deadline.
Barum & Dewar has once again received its Cyber Essentials Certificate this year.
Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that helps us to protect ourselves from a whole range of cyber attacks.
The UK Government continues to invest heavily in cyber security and we have to be aware that every British company can be a target, every British network can be attacked, and that cyber crime is not something that happens to other people.
Barum and Dewar takes the security of its clients’ and supply partners’ data and information extremely seriously and fully support this scheme.
Barum & Dewar are a key supplier to both the MoD and many UK Prime Contractors who can be reassured that when engaging with Barum & Dewar all information is appropriately protected against cyber threats.