MilDef establishes its first production plant outside of Sweden, at the historic RAF airbase in Wales


MilDef opened a manufacturing plant in the Bro Tathan Business Park near Cardiff, Wales. The new factory manufactures MilDef’s tactical computing platform for the £25m RBSL contract won in 2020, as well as the provision of a non-European platform for global sales of MilDef’s some products.

The official inauguration of the UK installation is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023 with the participation of representatives from MilDefMembers of Parliament and the Welsh Government. The new production and office building comprises approximately 500 square meters where the production of MilDefTactical computing technology has now kicked off. Primarily, the facility will perform the ten-year contract with Rheinmetall BAE Systems for computers, servers and switches for the Mechanized Infantry Vehicle (MIV) program.

Expansion UK will also be used in international trade agreements with former Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealandand Canada. Initially, six new full-time jobs will be created in connection with this new footprint.

“We have a long history of proudly serving the UK market. With new investments in production facilities, local sourcing and an expanded team in the UK, MilDef demonstrates commitment and determination to pursue its growth. Our technology and local security of supply will support UK military customers for many years to come,” says Bjorn KarlssonCEO MilDef Group.

“The MIV contract has considerably changed the functioning of MilDef in the UK. He provided MilDef with a springboard to expand its production capacity outside the European Union for the first time in its history. We are now focusing on the delivery of the first production units UK production lines in 2023, says Greg ClarkMD MilDef UK.

MilDefthe new installation of is near Cardiff International Airport, speeding up the supply chain and delivery. Historically, the airport has played an important role in aircraft maintenance and training since the airfield officially opened in 1938. After the end of World War II, the base St. Athan remained an important technical training center for the RAF. The Welsh Government has now transferred the airfield to civilian hands.

The information has been submitted for publication, through the contact persons listed below, to 09:00 CET on November 23, 2022.

Bjorn KarlssonCEO
Telephone: +46 705 25 01 07
Email: [email protected]
Olof Engvallboss of IR and communications
Telephone: +46 735 41 45 73
Email: [email protected]

About MilDef
MilDef was founded in 1997 in Helsingborg, Sweden. The company provides tactical computing, including robust hardware, software and services. MilDef’s products are sold to over 160 customers across MilDef’s subsidiaries in Sweden, Norway, Finland, UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Swiss, Italy, United States and Australiaand through partner networks in more than 30 countries, mainly within the EU. MilDef Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.mildef.com In 2022 MilDef turns 25 – see our video here

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