MoD awards BAE Systems with CMS-support contract

Defence, security and aerospace company BAE Systems has been awarded a seven-year, £47m contract by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide support for the Combat Management System (CMS) on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus.

The CMS assists a ship’s command in detecting and countering threats to the ship and any surrounding forces by managing all relevant external and internal information provided by the ship’s radars.

It integrates this information with the activities of the anti-air weapons systems as well as other sensors and weapons.

This latest contract is part of a larger initiative entitled the Joint Support Solution (JSS) contract which integrates the Type 45 support contract, awarded to BAE Systems in September 2009.