in Defence

MBDA to support Royal Navy Type 45 Sea Viper system

Posted 21 April 2017 · Add Comment

MBDA has received a £175 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for further In-Service Support to the Sea Viper weapon system, securing a key capability of the Type 45 fleet.



Above: Sea Viper firing from HMS Duncan.
Copyright MBDA


Called ‘Sea Viper Unified Support Environment Period 1’, the contract will cover the continuing in-service support to the Sea Viper weapon system, including the Aster missile that protects the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers, for the next five years.

The Unified Support Environment (USE) is the principle of providing in-service support to UK MoD Weapon Systems and Missiles in a portfolio environment. The USE approach is designed to reduce support workload and administrative costs, and has already been successfully applied to several other MBDA programmes, including ASRAAM, Brimstone and Storm Shadow.

The work willsustain around 50 MBDA UK jobs, primarily at Stevenage, Portsmouth, and Bristol and will also involve a large number of UK companies in the supply chain as well as MBDA France and MBDA Italy.

MBDA is jointly owned  by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Leonardo (25%) offers 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. In 2015 MBDA achieved a turnover of €3 billion with an order book of €15.9 billion.

 

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

SSTL to build Galileo navigation payloads

Under an Authority to Proceed signed with prime contractor OHB-System AG today, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is commencing work on building eight navigation payloads for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite

UK start up slashes time and costs of nanosatellite missions

Open Cosmos, a UK space start-up formed just 18 months ago through UK company builder and early-stage investor Entrepreneur First, says it has developed a unique mission service allowing public and private customers to get their

Defence Secretary announces 48m Apache training contract

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon today announced a six-year £48 million Apache helicopter training contract at the annual Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Land Warfare Conference.

UK students take on world at International Rocketry Final

Six students from The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh, Essex, competed in an international fly-off against teams representing the USA, Japan and France at the Paris Air Show last week.

Space Industry Bill introduced to House of Lords

Lord Callanan, Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport, introduced the Space Industry Bill - developed jointly by the Department for Transport, UK Space Agency and Civil Aviation Authority and supported by the Health and

EasyJet first European airline to launch skill for Amazon Alexa

EasyJet has become the first European airline to launch an Amazon Alexa skill that enables passengers to easily and quickly check their flight status.

SMI AirMissSK0106130717
See us at
SMIUAV BT1005280917SMI12DE BT203280917SMI FAVWS BT0504290617SMI AirMissBT0305251017DSEI LB0911150917Aviation Africa BT18418