A team comprised of QinetiQ, BMT, Jacobs and Frazer Nash has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to give independent support to the SSBN submarine programme.
Over the next two years, the Future Submarines (FSM) Integrated Project Team (IPT) will work on a cost-effective concept design for the submarine component of the future deterrent programme.
The contractors will be operating a Client Adviser Service for the FSM IPT to provide support, assurance and resources for the initial phase of the programme.
They will assist provider companies BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Babcock in giving the necessary evidence behind decisions made throughout the project.
Neville Salkeld, managing director for QinetiQ’s MoD consulting business, said: ‘Our team is committed to an open approach to delivering support to this strategically important defence programme.
‘With finite resources in the UK to tackle this task, it is important that the right people are deployed where they are best needed in order to deliver the programme.’