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Babcock awarded Royal Navy gun system support work

7th October 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Babcock has won a three-year Gun System Automation (GSA) 9 in-service support contract from the Royal Navy. 

It includes an option to be extended by two years and will be carried out from the company’s Devonport and Portsmouth facilities in the UK, delivering support for the navy’s Type 45 Daring-class destroyers and management of the supply chain for the work. 

The contract will provide support for all aspects of GSA9 support including for the electro-optical gunfire control system, electro-optical sensor platforms, the quick pointing devices, and below decks equipment of six control consoles, gun allocation subsystem, gunnery check fire system, and two maintenance and analysis facilities.

‘Babcock is uniquely positioned to support the defence industry through our proven weapons expertise. By combining our comprehensive technical knowhow and joining multiple equipment’s together, we are well placed to deliver a superior capability for the Royal Navy,’ Richard Drake, managing director of Babcock DST, said. 

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