RN combat systems integration contract extended
BAE Systems will provide combat systems integration services for Royal Navy vessels for the next decade under a contract extension announced on 10 October.
The contract follows on from the first phase of the Naval Combat Systems Integration Support Services contract awarded in March 2012. The collaborative service will be delivered by BAE Systems, QinetiQ and Defence & Equipment Support (DE&S) out of BAE Systems’ Maritime Integration Support Centre facility at Portsdown Technology Park in Portsmouth.
Neal Lawson, director ships support at the Ministry of Defence’s DE&S headquarters, said: ‘This contract demonstrates how DE&S, industry and the Royal Navy are working collaboratively to deliver cutting-edge technology to the Surface Fleet through evermore efficient means.
‘This arrangement will ensure that our future Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers and the new Type 26 frigates will have the world-class capability required to deliver the nation’s global effect. The Portsdown Technology Park will remain a unique and vital centre of excellence for the UK.’
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