RNS Number:6721U
27 January 2004

                         VT GROUP'S INVOLVEMENT IN FSTA

VT Group plc (VT), the support services and shipbuilding company, has welcomed
the announcement that AirTanker has been judged to offer the best prospective
value for money PFI solution for the UK MoD's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
Programme (FSTA).

VT is a full member of the AirTanker delivery team and will be a significant
provider of support services for this project.  VT will provide facilities
integration and management, elements of training, technical services and general
support.  VT is also in final negotiations for an equity stake in the holding
Company responsible for the FSTA programme.

VT Group plc Chief Executive, Paul Lester, said:

"VT has been working as part of the AirTanker Team over the last year.  We now
look forward to working with our partners to bring this important programme to
fruition, which is essential to the operational capability of the Armed Forces.
VT's involvement in the FSTA programme builds on our developing position as a
leading service provider to the MoD in the aviation sector".

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