BAE Systems has signed a ten-and-a-half-year contract to provide the Royal Navy with combat systems integration services to both in-service and future platforms.
Richard Williams, BAE Systems Combat Systems Director, said:
“The award of the NCSISS phase two contract is a vital part of our continuing support to the Royal Navy and secures BAE Systems’ position at the heart of naval combat systems integration for the next decade.
It will ensure the UK’s highly complex and capable surface ships remain at peak operational performance, able to deploy the latest technology in support of the nation’s requirements long into the future.”
Harriett Baldwin, Minister for Defence Procurement, said:
“This contract is great news for the Royal Navy and for jobs in the region. Our commitment to Portsmouth is demonstrated by the Ministry of Defence’s £100 million investment over the next six years.
With a rising defence budget we are ensuring that our armed forces have the equipment and support they need to keep the UK safe and secure.”