Britain’s 2009-2019 Torpedo Support Contract

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Sting Ray onto EH101(click to view larger) The UK Ministry of Defence has signed a GBP 369.5 million (about $615 million), 10-year contract with BAE Systems Insyte to support and maintain the Royal Navy’s light Sting Ray and heavy Spearfish torpedoes. The availability-based Torpedoes Capability Contract consolidates 11 separate contracts into one, and will see BAE Systems and the MOD’s DE&S Weapons Operating Centre working together as “Team Torpedoes.” It covers all aspects of support and maintenance, as well as Spearfish development and upgrade work. BAE says that they expect this partnering approach to lead to savings of about GBP 65 million, or 20% over the traditional support approach. The TCC agreement will directly secure around 120 posts at BAES Insyte in Portsmouth, as well as subcontractors who will receive about 33% of the contract’s total value. Sub-contractors and torpedo details follow: The TTC contract furthers Britain’s partly-complete Defence Industrial Strategy, whose goals include retaining Britain’s torpedo design and support capacity, and the ongoing shift toward fixed-price contracts and set readiness levels rather than standard time-and-materials approaches. * BAE Systems ATC in Great Baddow, Essex * BAE Systems in Glascoed, Monmouth * BAE Systems (Operations) in Rochester, Kent * AESSEAL […]

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