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INSYS was a leading British defence contractor, located in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, supplying integrated system solutions[clarification needed] to the UK and allied armed forces directly or through global prime contractors. It was formed in October 2001 by a management buy-out of Hunting Engineering and was subsequently acquired by Lockheed Martin UK Holdings, Ltd., a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation in October 2005.[1]

INSYS's products included lightweight anti-tank weapons such as the LAW 80 or the BL755 cluster bombs. As part of Lockheed Martin UK it undertakes the certification and supply of the WAH-64 Apache helicopter munitions.[2] Support equipment includes the in-service and future Biological Detection Systems,[3] field hospitals, power generation and supply.


  1. ^ "Lockheed Martin UK INSYS Celebrates 50 Years Supporting The United Kingdom's Armed Forces". Lockheed Martin UK. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "LONGBOW FCR and LONGBOW HELLFIRE Missile". Lockheed Martin UK. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Integrated Biological Detection System". Lockheed Martin UK. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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