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Farnborough 2022: Project Guardian bears fruit for UK air defence

19th July 2022 - 09:00 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

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The RAF’s new Project Guardian air command and control system has reached initial operational capability at RAF Boulmer. It will run alongside the erstwhile UCCS (pictured here), until it reaches FOC. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

UK ground-based air defence has taken an important step forward with the entry into service of new C2 systems.

The new Project Guardian architecture for integrated air defence in the UK has reached IOC, a senior RAF official has told Shephard.

This information was later confirmed by the MoD, with a ministry spokesperson adding that FOC is expected by 2024.

IBM won a contract in April 2018 to replace elements of the RAF’s UK Air Surveillance and Control System (UKASACS). Specifically, this was to replace the UKASACS Command and Control System (UCCS), which comprises the computer hardware, software and networking tools necessary to perform C2 of the UKASACS.

IBM was also the prime supplier for the UCCS, which

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Thomas Withington is a Shephard Media correspondent and feature writer based in France.

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