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Monday 25 June, 2012

Cohort PLC

MASS award multi-million pound five-year Contract

RNS Number : 0168G
Cohort PLC
25 June 2012

25 June 2012                                                                                                                                               AIM: CHRT


COHORT PLC ("Cohort")

Contract Win


MASS awarded multi-million pound five-year extension contract on

Sentry Whole Life Support Programme


Cohort, the independent technology group, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary MASS has been awarded a five-year extension to its managed IT service contract for the Sentry Whole Life Support Programme (WLSP).


The WLSP programme is a unique partnership between the UK Ministry of Defence and industry forming the Joint Sentry Support Team (JSST) based at RAF Waddington.  The team is led by Northrop Grumman with MASS, AAR, BAE Systems and Cobham Aviation Services partnering together to support and maintain the availability of the UK's fleet of Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft.


Under this contract MASS provides and manages all aspects of the specialist IT systems that allow all the JSST partners securely to share sensitive information.


Andrew Thomis, Chief Executive, Cohort plc: "I am delighted to announce this significant win for MASS to add to our already strong Group order book.  This five-year extension is a significant vote of confidence in our capabilities and our partnering approach to service provision."





For further information please contact:

Cohort plc

0118 909 0390

Andy Thomis, Chief Executive


Simon Walther, Finance Director




Investec Bank Plc

020 7597 5970

Keith Anderson, Daniel Adams




MHP Communications Limited

020 3128 8100

Reg Hoare / Vicky Watkins





Cohort plc ( is the parent company for three innovative, agile and responsive businesses working primarily for defence (air, land and sea), wider government and industry clients. 


·   SCS ( - a defence consultancy, combining technical expertise with practical experience and domain knowledge. Owned by Cohort since flotation in March 2006. 


·   MASS ( - a specialist defence and aerospace business, focused mainly on electronic warfare, information systems and electronic systems development.  Acquired by Cohort in August 2006.  

·   SEA ( - an advanced surveillance systems and software house with hardware development capability operating in the defence, space and transport market sectors.  Acquired by Cohort in October 2007. 


Cohort (AIM: CHRT) was admitted to London's Alternative Investment Market in March 2006. It has its headquarters in Berkshire and, through its operating companies, employs in total around 530 core staff there and at bases in Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Somerset. 


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