Elbit, Babcock partner for ASDOT
Babcock International and Elbit Systems have entered into a partnership to pursue the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) next generation ‘aggressor air’ capability under the Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) programme.
The two companies will establish a joint venture for the bid. ASDOT is intended to replace the live air training services that are used by the UK MoD.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said: ‘ASDOT is a long-term service delivery project, requiring broad and well established aviation capabilities, delivery to multiple UK MoD users and the ability to manage the customer’s most sensitive information. Babcock is the leader in through-life engineering, support and training, trusted to deliver by its customers and together we will provide a step change from what is available in the operational training market today.
‘This will enable the UK’s armed forces to train against representative live airborne threats with innovation and flexibility, responding to the changing environment and changing defence requirements.’
Both companies already work together in the operational training and assurance domain, successfully delivering advanced flight training capabilities as part of UK Military Flying Training System programme.
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