BAE Systems To Deliver £22.5M Contract For Royal Navy Warfare Training Systems Support

21 Mar 2011 | Ref. 052/2011

Portsmouth, UK – BAE Systems has been awarded a £22.5m Training Systems support contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) that will provide a cost effective solution for the Royal Navy’s overall Submarine and Mine Warfare Command Team training whilst ensuring the operational readiness and effectiveness of its operational training systems.

Under the seven year contract BAE Systems engineers will work alongside the Royal Navy (RN) training team at the Clyde, Devonport and HMS Collingwood naval bases to ensure that the Submarine and Mine Warfare Training Systems are ready and available to meet a demanding training schedule.

As well as providing core service levels of technical support and corrective and preventative maintenance, the BAE Systems team are able to progressively incorporate additional training elements to the system to meet emerging warfare training requirements. As command systems evolve across the RN Submarine and Mine warfare fleet over the period of the contract, so the training equipment can be progressively developed to meet new warfare training requirements.

David Leitch, Naval Command and Information Systems Director, BAE Systems Mission Systems said: ”This announcement comes on the back of other recent support contract awards including a £47m contract to provide support for the Combat Management System on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus.

“Delivering this new contract alongside our established Maritime Composite Training System and Astute Class Training Service contracts will help us continue to deliver cost effective warfare mission training systems and services to the Royal Navy as part of our comprehensive ‘Readiness & Sustainment’ offering.”

Mike Holstead, Team Leader – Training, Stores and Boats, Fleet Wide Equipment, Defence Equipment & Support at the MoD said: « This new contract builds on the existing relationship we have with BAE Systems, and the MoD looks forward to proactive management of obsolescence, which will enable continuation of high quality training delivery for the Royal Navy.”

BAE Systems is the largest provider of warfare training systems to the Royal Navy with more than 50 years of experience.

BAE Systems provides total support for mission success – ranging from preparation and training programmes that are designed to ensure military personnel and equipment are ready for deployment (Readiness) through to maintenance and enhancement services (Sustainment).

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