Elbit Systems UK wins contract for Royal Navy future training programme

12 January 2021 (Last Updated January 12th, 2021 16:55)

Elbit Systems UK has secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Programme.

Elbit Systems UK wins contract for Royal Navy future training programme
The HMS Ambush Astute Class attack submarine returning to HMNB Clyde in Scotland. Credit: Royal Navy.

Elbit Systems UK has secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Programme.

Awarded as part of the Fisher consortium led by British company Capita, Elbit Systems UK will serve as a training solutions provider for the consortium.

The contract is valued at about £123m ($166m) and will be carried out for a period of 12 years.

According to Elbit, the programme seeks to transform and upgrade the UK Navy’s shore-based training. It also the includes the creation of the ‘Future Submarine School’.

Under the contract, the company will ‘modernise and manage legacy synthetic training systems’ across the British Navy. It will deliver a new ‘Combat Systems Operator Trainer in the Future Submarine School’.

Elbit noted that its UK subsidiary will provide new training technologies that will enhance ‘Defence Operational Training Capability (Maritime)’.

Elbit Systems UK Martin Fausset CEO said: “The programme will be a pathfinder for the Royal Navy’s transformation agenda, with the introduction of enhanced training capabilities at the forefront of personnel achieving their potential and arriving at the front line quicker.

“We are proud to be a part of the team to deliver next-generation training capabilities to the Royal Navy, following on the success of the company’s provision of advanced training capabilities to the British Army and the Royal Air Force.”

Last month, Elbit Systems of America, Elbit Systems’ Israel subsidiary, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sparton for $380m.

Elbit Systems UK employs more than 500 people at ten sites across the country.