BAE Systems set to maintain Royal Navy combat system

BAE Systems has been awarded a £46m contract to support and maintain a new sophisticated combat system across the Royal Navy’s submarine fleet.

The design services arrangement (DSA) contract will ensure that the system, which is used to navigate vessels, as well as to gather intelligence and defend against attacks, is maintained and developed over the next decade.

The contract — awarded to BAE Systems Maritime-Submarines — is intended to help drive the adoption of a common combat system across all current and future Royal Navy submarines.

It will safeguard around a total of 30 jobs at the company’s sites in Ash Vale, Surrey, and Weymouth, Dorset.