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BAE Systems selected for new Royal Navy Warfare Operator Training Programme

13 Sep 2005 | Ref. 175/2005

BAE Systems has been down-selected as preferred supplier for phase one of the new Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS) programme, valued in the region of £100 million.

MCTS will provide the Royal Navy with a new shore based Warfare Operator Training capability to meet the needs of the new Type 45 destroyer and current in-service surface platforms. MCTS offers a more flexible approach to training than is currently available and supports the aims of the Royal Navy’s versatile maritime training concept.

Flexibility is achieved through the use of generic classroom based skills training for early training requirements ensuring that deployment to platform can be deferred to the latest possible point in the training pipeline. High functional fidelity training is used where platform specific individual skills and warfare team training are required. MCTS facilities will be situated at both the Maritime Warfare School Collingwood and the Devonport Waterfront.

BAE Systems, through its Integrated System Technologies business unit, has formed the SEABRIDGE team, in partnership with Aerosystems International, EDS, MDA, SAIC and Serco. It will now work closely with the MoD to ensure a contract is in place to meet the key requirement of T45 Ready For Training in 2007.

Clive Richardson managing director of Integrated System Technologies said: “BAE Systems and its partners understand the importance of MCTS in shaping the Royal Navy’s future training capability. MCTS will demonstrate our ability to offer high level Prime Contracting in a service environment and will strengthen and grow our position as a provider of through life training solutions”.

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 Integrated System Technologies
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 695334

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