Acting on behalf of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), UK-based BAE Systems Marine Limited, has closed a contract with the Spanish company SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A., for the licence to use the FORAN system in the development of the Stage 1 (system design) of the CVF project (UK Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier). The contract involves around 100 FORAN seats and a specified set of support services.

According to the contract, FORAN can be implemented in the following sites:

  • Ministry of Defence, Bristol
  • BAE Systems Marine Limited – Naval Ships, Glasgow
  • BAE Systems Marine Limited – Submarines, Barrow-in-Furness
  • Aircraft Carrier Alliance Headquarters, Bristol
  • VT Shipbuilding, Portsmouth
  • Babcock Support Services Limited, Rosyth
  • BAE Systems Integrated System Technologies Limited, Bristol
  • Thales Naval Limited, Bristol
  • Kellogg Brown and Root, Leatherhead

Activities have started immediately and FORAN has already been installed at the Glasgow, Barrow-in-Furness and Portsmouth sites.

Services to be provided by SENER include training, customisation, on-site and remote technical assistance, as well as the development of interfaces between FORAN and existing business systems.