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BAE Systems awarded JSS 2 contract

19th December 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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BAE Systems has received a seven-year contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide combat systems support across the Royal Navy fleet, the company announced on 14 December.

Under the Joint Support Solution 2 (JSS 2) programme, BAE Systems will provide support to ensure the combat management systems, tactical networks and shared infrastructure on 38 Royal Navy platforms remain available, coherent, safe and secure.

Building on the original JSS contract signed in 2010, JSS 2 will also improve combat systems reliability and flexibility. The contract is worth around £200 million will continue through March 2024.

The 2010 JSS contract supported combat systems by providing repairs, technology refreshes and spare parts for the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, landing platform dock, HMS Ocean, the RFA Argus and Mine Counter Measure vessels. The JSS 2 programme will extend the support model to deliver the same benefits to the Type 45 destroyers and the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.

Richard Williams, naval ships combat systems director, BAE Systems, said: ‘The JSS contract delivered high levels of combat systems availability to the Royal Navy’s fleet and provided the MoD’s Maritime Combat Systems team with specialist support.

‘The new JSS 2 contract builds on that pedigree, for more platforms and equipment, and drives greater value from MoD’s investment in the Type 26 Global Combat Ship to achieve fleet-wide combat systems benefit and the Defence Equipment & Support Agency’s combat systems coherence strategy.’

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