SAAF stocks up on Martin Baker

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The South African Air Force has awarded the Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd of Denham, England, a series of contracts related to ejection seats an parachute components. The contracts, awarded earlier this month, amount to R4 811 766.68. The value of contracts awarded to Martin Baker since March 2007 stand at R33 469 432.92.

Martin-Baker is the world’s longest established manufacturer of ejection seats and related equipment. With headquarters at its original site in Denham, in Buckinghamshire, Martin Baker continues as a successful family run business headed by the twin sons of the late founder, Sir James Martin, as joint managing directors.

The company says its equipment may represent a aircrew’s last chance to survive. “…there can be no compromise. Every facet of the safety system from initiation, escape path clearance, ejection sequencing, stabilisation, life support, parachute descent to final rescue, must work perfectly to safeguard a precious life. The aircrew member must also reach the ground uninjured, especially in a hostile environment, if they are to have the best possible chance of survival.” The busines has been building ejection seats continuously for the last 60 years. To date its equipment has saved over 7283 lives in more than 93 air forces.

Ejection seat and parachute components

EMSS/2010/457 19 May 2011 R1 637 930,27 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Procurement of Hawk and Gripen automatic deployment unit and automatic life raft inflating unit spares

EMSS/2010/452 19 May 2011 R334 750,71 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Procurement of Gripen parachute and harnesses spares

EMSS/2010/454 19 May 2011 R1 173 568,89 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Hawk ejection seat spares

EMSS/2010/455 19 May 2011 R776 201,88 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat and parachute components

EMSS/2010/456 19 May 2011 R2 062 883,82 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Licence agreement for the Gripen aircraft ejection seat power cartridges

EDWU/2009/79 30 Sep 2010 R2 507 898,99 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat spares for the Hawk aircraft

EMSS/2010/92 30 Sep 2010 R313 541,55 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat spares for the Astra aircraft

EMSS/2010/144 9 Sep 2010 R871 755,00 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat cartridges for Gripen dual aircraft – extension of EDWU/2009/230

DWU/S2010/0583 2 Sep 2010 R2 102 823,19 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Hawk ejection seat components for the SAAF

EMSS/2009/472 3 Jun 2010 R2 334 304,64 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Maritime helicopter programme – procurement of Martin-Baker multi-functional operators seat

EMLS/2009/321 3 Dec 2009 R652 077,84 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

MBEU115476 actuator Metron (Aliu) cartridge for the Hawk aircraft ejection seat

EDWU/2009/80 8 Oct 2009 R135 641,69 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Hawk parachute components for the South African Air Force

EMSS/2008/378 6 Aug 2009 R2 646 926,46 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat spares for the South African Air Force’s Hawk aircraft

EMSS/2008/615 6 Aug 2009 R1 028 830,15 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat components for the South African Air Force

EMSS/2008/377 5 Aug 2009 R322 835,76 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat spares – strap and line assy for the South African Air Force

EMSS/2008/380 4 Jun 2009 R188 397,75 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat spares

EMSS/2008/23 4 Sep 2008 R1 344 068,62 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat and parachute components

EMSS/2007/427 3 Jul 2008 R2 013 036,05 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat components

EMSS/2007/627 3 Jul 2008 R1 169 098,08 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat components

EMSS/2007/425 5 Jun 2008 R287 888,11 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Auto Liferaft Inflation Unit Catridge for RSA hawk aircraft ejection seat

EDWU/2007/39 8 Aug 2007 R124 306,11 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat parachute spares

EMSS/2006/444 19 Apr 2007 R3 478 084,14 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat components

EMSS/2006/367 28 Mar 2007 R387 541,09 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat accessories

EMSS/2006/439 28 Mar 2007 R138 059,52 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd

Ejection seat parachutes and spares

EMSS/2006/440 28 Mar 2007 R625 215,93 Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd



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