Babcock, a UK engineering support services company, has been awarded a 12-month contract extension to continue its support of Skysiren, the UK’s implementation of the US defence integrated broadcast service. Babcock has been installing Skysiren and providing support since 2017.

Babcock has also provided Skysiren design solutions for the future Type 26 and Type 31 platforms. The Type 23 frigate has Skysiren installed.

In 2022, Babcock delivered a communications electronic support measurements (CESM) capability for UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.

The six-year award of the CESM capability showed Babcock’s existing partnership with the UK Royal Navy as a principal support partner for the Type 23 frigates. 

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Skysiren uses a tactical data processor which filters integrated broadcast service data via configurable profiles.

This Skysiren tactical processor includes situational awareness, combat identification, and critical threat warnings to enhance platform and force survivability and contributes to greater interoperability with coalition forces.

Babcock has a long-standing relationship with the UK Ministry of Defence, providing support services to the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force.

Last month, Babcock joined forces with Supacat to start the procurement of the HMT-400 Series for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). Both entities are planning on delivering 70 additional high-mobility transporters (HMT). 

Babcock International Group’s full-year results for the year ended 31st March 2022 were published last July, where they showed revenue up 5% organically, contract backlog up 21% to $9.9bn, and underlying profit up 13% organically to £237.7m.

The company has a proven track record of delivering complex programmes, and this Skysiren contract extension is yet another example of Babcock’s commitment to supporting the UK’s defence and security objectives.

Last year, Airforce Technology reported that the British MoD extended Babcock’s contract to provide flying training for another four years, with an optional additional four-year option.