BAE Systems, UK MOD Sign Multi-Million Maritime Contract

BAE Systems, UK MOD Sign Multi-Million Maritime Contract
A BAE Systems team from its naval ships and submarines businesses will deliver research in the “sense to decide” (S2D) capability – the ability to gather and process information about the environment to aid battlespace command and control – both above and below water.

Known as the Maritime Collaborative Enterprise (MarCE), it will bring together specialists in combat systems from Naval Ships and Submarines, both part of BAE Systems Maritime, with other companies, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and academia to provide the MOD with expertise and innovation above and underwater.

BAE Systems will create and manage this collaborative enterprise to deliver a research programme under the management of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), part of the MOD. It will involve new players, including those without a background in defence, in order to stimulate fresh thinking and innovation.

A key feature of the BAE Systems approach is understanding how to turn paper concepts into reality by applying them directly to submarine and surface ship platforms. The Maritime team has a long track record of working closely with technology companies and academia to deliver leading edge capabilities to UK Armed Forces.

Speaking at Cityforum in London, Defence Minister Philip Dunne said: “Encouraging technological innovation to flourish is vital to our national security and our prosperity. The contract is designed to maximise the reach of our Science and Technology funding, led by a team from BAE Systems, with numerous participants in the research, from large companies, to academia, to SMEs.”

“A major milestone for the maritime domain”

Dstl’s Maritime Domain Lead David Sherburn said: “Awarding this contract is a major milestone for the maritime domain, and an exemplar of how Dstl, industry and academic partners work together, ensuring comprehensive support from the UK defence supply base for the benefit of UK Armed Forces. This consortium will enhance the MOD’s research into above and underwater capability and provide real impact for MOD.”

BAE Systems Maritime – Submarines Combat Systems Director Ian Hawkes added: “This is a great opportunity for innovators to get involved, bringing their ideas and expertise to the maritime domain. The Collaborative Enterprise is a good basis for productive working relationships between diverse organisations.”

Naval Today Staff,November 21, 2012; Image: BAE Systems

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Dec 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Sea-Air-Space 2018

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology 2017

Maximising Maritime Situational Awareness Capabilities for the Safety and Protection of International Waters

Gold Sponsor: PAE
Sponsored by: exactEarth

More Info

After last year’s huge success the SMi Group is proud to announce the 2nd Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology. The event will be held in Rome on the 30th and 31st of January 2017.

Based on the success of the 2016 conference, we aim to replicate and improve by providing a more regional focus, not just on the Mediterranean, but other areas of interest including the Black Sea and further beyond in the Asia Pacific region. All of which have keen collective interest on ensuring the safety and security of legitimate maritime activities.

This high level meeting will bring together senior military leadership, project decision makers, technical experts and cutting edge industry solution providers to explore future endeavours that will enhance the security and stability of the world’s oceans.

The 2017 programme will:

  • Provide a wider regional focus outside of the Mediterranean where challenges are also persistent
  • Feature high ranking military personnel involved with the enhancement of maritime surveillance platforms and systems
  • Present a running theme on the importance of information sharing as operations are increasingly conducted at an international level
  • Include Informal networking time to talk to peers and colleagues also shaping and influencing Maritime ISR programs today
  • Allow learning on how other nations are developing their maritime surveillance and reconnaissance provision from past experience and cutting edge research and development
  • Get to the heart of challenges faced by modern maritime forces such as capability gaps and what requirements they now have

HOST NATION KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

  • Rear Admiral Giovanbattista Raimondi, Chief of C4 and Security Department, Italian Navy
  • Rear Admiral Nicola Carlone, Chief of Operations, Italian Coast Guard
  • Colonel Sergio Cavuoti, Chief of the Intelligence and Awareness Policy Branch of the Air Staff Aerospace Planning Division, Italian Air Force

REGIONAL EXPERT SPEAKERS:

  • Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, EU Navfor Med Operation Commander, EU Naval Force
  • Commodore William Ellis, Commander CTF-67, US Naval Forces Europe
  • Captain Jan De Beurme, Chief of Staff, Belgian Navy
  • Captain Fernando Angelo, Director, Navy Intelligence Analysis Centre,  Portuguese Navy 
  • Wing Commander Richard Berry, P-8 Poseidon Program Manager, Royal Air Force
  • Commander Michael Sela, Head of C5I Branch in the R&D department, Israeli Navy
  • Commander Pasi Staff, Chief of Surveillance, Finnish Navy
  • Commander Hannes Schroeder-Lanz, Branch Chief C4ISR, Germany Navy
  • Guy Thomas, Director, C-SIGMA
  • Gerard O’Flynn, Head of SAR Ops, Irish Coast Guard
  • Leendert Bal, Head of Department C Operations, European Maritime Safety
  • Joachim Beckh, Technical Working Group Chair, MARSUR
  • Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Peter Hudson, Former Commander, NATO MARCOM

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

EALYBIRDS AVAILABLE:

BOOK BY 30TH SEPTEMBER TO SAVE £400

BOOK BY 31ST OCTOBER TO SAVE £200

BOOK BY 30TH NOVEMBER TO SAVE £100

Register online at: www.maritime-recon.com/navaltoday or email Justin Predescu on
jpredescu@smi-online.co.uk

 

read more >

10th annual Border Security Conference

The 2017 conference will possibly be the most relevant and topical event to date as we enter our 10th successive year…

read more >

Sea-Air-Space 2017

Sea-Air-Space is now the largest maritime exposition in the U.S. and continues as an invaluable extension of the Navy League’s mission…

read more >