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BAE Systems Promotes A Family of Naval Combat Systems to Suit the Surface Fleet

03 Dec 2007 | Ref. 382/2007

BAE Systems has developed considerable capability in the area of Naval Combat System Integration and will be displaying the Combat Management System (CMS-1) at LIMA.

The BAE Systems Naval Combat System capability focuses on working in partnership with the customer to understand their requirements and develop combat system solutions that integrate best of breed systems from across industry. BAE Systems has over 30 years of Royal Navy experience and pedigree and is able to underwrite the operational capability of the combat systems.

CMS-1 is at the heart of the Combat System and is the hub of the fighting capability of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 Destroyer. Developed from war-fighting experience and proven combat operations, CMS-1 will be supported in operation for at least the next three decades.

CMS-1 is inherently scalable, over 25 consoles are being fitted in Type 45, a single console variant has been delivered to the Royal Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (Helicopter) programme and a five console variant will be fitted to RFA Argus.

The flexible and modular functionality of CMS-1 enables BAE Systems to deliver total combat systems for all ship sizes and roles. Its combat system integration experience both in the UK and the world market puts BAE Systems at the forefront of naval combat system integration.

Alastair Balloch, Export Combat Systems Manager, BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies (Insyte), said “We deliver system solutions that will give both high performance and value for money to the customer. Ranging from the smallest and uncomplicated patrol vessel right through to a large complex surface combatant we have a truly scalable solution built around proven core functionality.


About BAE Systems
BAE Systems is the premier global defence and aerospace company delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, information technology solutions and customer support services. With 96,000 employees worldwide, BAE Systems' sales exceeded £15 billion (US $27 billion) in 2006*.

*On a pro forma basis, assuming BAE Systems had owned Armor Holdings Inc, for the whole of 2006

For further information, please contact:
Sue Kennard, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1276 603265 Mob: +44 (0) 7801 712739

Scott Hailstone, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384725 Mob: +44 (0)7793 423068

Issued by:

BAE Systems, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384605 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947
24hr media hotline: + 44 (0) 7801 717739

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