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BAE Systems Type 45 Combat Management System achieves successful acceptance

13 Sep 2005 | Ref. 193/2005

BAE Systems has successfully completed the formal qualification and acceptance testing of the latest Combat Management System (CMS) software release for the Type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyer.

This software release is the fourth major release over the last two years and as with the three previous releases has been achieved in accordance with the accelerated schedule agreed between the DPA’s Type 45 Integrated Project Team (IPT), BAE Systems Type 45 Prime Contract Office (PCO), BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies. This concludes development of all applications required to support the Principal Anti Air Missile System (PAAMS) interfaces and functionality. It formally qualifies a large proportion (80%) of the software ported from the Type 23 DNA 1 system which forms the core of the Type 45 CMS.

This release will now be available for the PCO to commence combat system integration tests and trials at the Maritime Integration and Support Centre (MISC) located in Portsdown, Technology Park, Portsmouth. It also enables BAE Systems to continue its system integration activities at various facilities including the trials barge which will be used to carry out a series of live firing trials next year.

Norman Osborn, PCO subcontract programme manager for the CMS/DTS said, “This is a highly significant milestone for the Type 45 programme. To have the CMS fully functioning and delivered on time to the quality our customer requires is a major benefit to the programme.”

BAE Systems has also started deliveries of CMS and METOC (Meteorology and Oceanography System) equipment to be installed on the First of Class Type 45 in Scotstoun. These deliveries will be made in the next three months with all basic assemblies ready for installation by the shipbuilder at the end of September.

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is an international company engaged in the development, delivery, and support of advanced defence and aerospace systems in the air, on land, at sea, and in space. The Company designs, manufactures, and supports military aircraft, combat vehicles, surface ships, submarines, radar, avionics, communications, electronics, and guided weapon systems. It is a pioneer in technology with a heritage stretching back hundreds of years and is at the forefront of innovation, working to develop the next generation of intelligent defence systems. BAE Systems has major operations across five continents and customers in some 130 countries. The Company employs over 90,000 people and generates annual sales of approximately £14.8 billion through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.

For further information, please contact:

Sue Kennard, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 695334 Mob +44 (0) 7801 712739

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