SEA to support UK Royal Navy’s weapons systems

2 March 2015 (Last Updated March 2nd, 2015 18:30)

Engineering and software design services provider S EA has secured a £1.4m contract to continue its support for core elements of the UK Royal Navy's (RN) weapons systems.

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Engineering and software design services provider S EA has secured a £1.4m contract to continue its support for core elements of the UK Royal Navy's (RN) weapons systems.

Under this five-year contract, its subsidiary J+S will be responsible to support the magazine torpedo launch system (MTLS), the SeaGnat decoy launcher, and a range of air weapons handling equipment used on board the RN ships.

SEA managing director Steve Hill said: "Not only will this contract enable us to continue our critical support of the UK Royal Navy, but it also acts as a clear indicator of how SEA is continuing to strengthen its growing export business in this area."

"This contract acts as a clear indicator of how SEA is continuing to strengthen its growing export business in this area."

J+S designed the MTLS system and has supported it in service since 1983. It awarded the role of delegated design authority and support contractor for SeaGnat in 2008.

The company also received an order to support the air weapons handling equipment in 2011.

DES&S Maritime Combat Systems head Steve Hyde said: "J+S has consistently provided excellent support services to the Royal Navy, and I am delighted that it will continue this support of core MoD weapons systems."

During the last year, the firm has received export contracts worth more than £20m for its torpedo launch system, according to SEA.

In December 2014, SEA secured a £23m contract from BAE Systems to deliver external communications systems (ECS) for integration into the RN's submarine fleet.


Image: SEA will support core elements of the UK Royal Navy's weapons systems. Photo: courtesy of SEA.