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Case Study 1: Storm Shadow

Customer: MBDA

Product: Storm Shadow Cruise Missile

Storm Shadow is a newly developed, European designed and built Cruise Missile. Newburgh produces the main body of the missile plus various smaller parts, which are assembled to the main body prior to delivery.

Investment 1.2m

Newburgh has invested in the region of £1.2m in setting up a bespoke facility for manufacture of these parts. Purchases include 3off CNC machining centres, the largest being 8 metres in length, CMM inspection machine, automated fluorescent dye penetrant inspection facility and painting and slush coating facilities.

Case Study 1: Storm Shadow Cruise Missile


Contract value is £8m over a four-year period.


Newburgh had the capability to produce the prototype parts in our existing core machining facility. We suggested to our customer that cellular manufacture was the correct route for future production quantities. After producing a detailed cost model for the cell and identifying the correct machinery, equipment and processes we shared this information with the customer. A long term contract was negotiated which justified our investment and gave the customer guaranteed security of supply. The cell is now fully operational and product quality is outstanding with deliveries continually to program.

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