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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems focuses on readiness rather than availability

22nd September 2021 - 15:15 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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BAE Systems vision of future training. (Photo: BAE Systems)

BAE Systems is using training as a method of highlighting a greater emphasis on operational readiness.

The military and its industrial partners have always addressed platform availability as a key indicator of performance but that emphasis is beginning to change at BAE Systems Air.

‘Although we will continue to produce platforms, the key thing is how those platforms are integrated,’ Sir Stuart Atha, director of defence capability at BAE Systems, told Shephard during DSEI on 14-17 September

He added: ‘We are moving to a company that emphasises readiness and not availability, and training is a major part of that equation.’

Atha, a former RAF pilot and AOC 1 Group before ending his military career as an Air …

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