Elbit Systems UK selected to engineer training technologies for the Royal Navy’s future Dreadnought submarines
9 May 2022
London, 9 May 2022 – Elbit Systems UK has been selected to support in the definition and provision of an integrated training solution of shore-based simulators and training aids for the Royal Navy’s Dreadnought Crew Training (DCT) programme.
Elbit Systems UK has been selected as part of the Team led by Raytheon UK, who will act as the prime contractor and systems integrator responsible for defining and delivering an integrated training solution into the new Future Submarine School (FSS) in HMNB Faslane, as well as several other Royal Navy training establishments. This will include the delivery and oversight of a new test and reference facility which will allow for all integration and testing.
The solution will be provided to Royal Navy crews prior to deployment onto the new Dreadnought class of submarine, enabling safe and competent operation of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent (CASD) whilst deployed.
This selection further expands Elbit Systems UK’s position providing synthetic training for the UK Ministry of Defence with contracts already in place with the British Army and the Royal Navy, most recently a £123 million contract for the Royal Navy’s Future Naval Training Selborne Programme.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK said:
Elbit Systems UK prides itself on its commitment to providing new and innovative solutions to the challenges facing our Armed Forces. The expertise we have in cutting-edge synthetic training capabilities, and how we will deploy this, represents a step-change in the way that major training and transformation programmes are delivered.
The Dreadnought class of ballistic submarines for the Royal Navy is now being built. Successor was the name for the programme of delivering these submarines for the Royal Navy until the first boat was named in October 2016.
About Elbit Systems UK
Elbit Systems UK Ltd. holds three wholly owned subsidiaries as well as two joint ventures. In total, over 600 personnel are employed by the Elbit Systems UK companies in the UK, in high tech roles in the defence, aerospace and rail sectors. The two joint ventures were formed in order to deliver the Watchkeeper programme for the British Army and to supply and support three fleets of aircraft within the UK MOD Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Elbit Systems UK is an established supplier to the UK Armed Forces, participating in several major Defence programmes such as Selborne, Morpheus and MEWSIC Increment 1, and delivering the Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator and Joint Fires Synthetic Trainer.