“This new facility will be a pillar to our manufacturing capability of precision technology for the UK Armed Forces and our allies, continuing to provide highly-skilled employment opportunities in the local area and harnessing the incredible talent available here,” said Dagan Yogev, Managing Director, Instro Precision Ltd.
“Instro has a proud history of making vital equipment for the UK and its allies. The new centre will support the continued delivery of cutting-edge electro-optical systems, at home and overseas while supporting a highly skilled workforce in the region,” said Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK.
Instro first moved to their current facility in 2019, and since then has invested significantly in their people, infrastructure and strategy, with the aim of increasing their local footprint.
According to Instro Precsion, the new facility has the potential to create additional jobs in the area, reinforcing Instro’s position as a Centre of Excellence in high-technology manufacturing, while bolstering skills and innovation in Kent.
“The expansion of this facility represents the largest site investment since Instro first moved to the site, and, alongside many other programmes for the UK MOD, will enable the continued manufacture of XACT Night Vision Goggles, which are deployed extensively across the British Armed Forces. The company is currently delivering a further consignment of Night Vision Goggles to the MOD, and will now start acting as a major export hub for NVGs to our Allies,” the company said.