More than 132,000 service personnel over the past 16 years have used Airbus Defence and Space' WelComE welfare program for the armed forces of the UK.
Now, the UK Ministry of Defence has renewed the WelComE contract to the tune of £15.7 million until August of 2022. Delivering welfare communications within a number of operational environments, this service has evolved and has been expanded over the years from the provisioning of satellite phones and associated facilities to full WiFi services and video calling on operational bases.
With communication vital to UK forces deployed overseas, the service brings a sense of comfort to those away from home, according to Steve Kelly, the WelComE Service Manager at Airbus Defence and Space. Adding his thoughts, Flight Lieutenant Tom Goble, who is the WelComE Service Owner, there is reassurance in knowing that wherever British forces are deployed across the globe, there is support in place to ensure a safe line of communication with friends and family at home.