Babcock, Royal Navy consolidate training systems support contract

The UK defense ministry has awarded Babcock International a five-year maritime training systems through-life availability & support service (MARTASS) contract.

Illustration: The flight deck training simulator at RNAS Culdrose will be one of the systems maintained by Babcock under the contract. Photo: Royal Navy

As announced by the company, a series of support packages, defined by the maritime combat system (MCS) and maritime training acquisition organisation (MTAO) teams within Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), will be clustered into one contract for consolidated delivery by Babcock.

Working collaboratively with the MOD, Babcock will support training systems located across the Royal Navy and defense establishments including naval bases and air stations.

Through the contract, Babcock will deliver on-call engineering support, routine maintenance and the modernization of legacy equipment to ensure the availability of the training equipment in the long-term.

The contract will include provision of in-service support; spares and repairs; and technical refresh studies and insertions. Similarly, it will utilize capability upgrades and training studies throughout, always ensuring maximum benefit is applied to the customer with a keen focus on training needs.

“Consolidating the existing customer training programmes ensures MARTASS offers a fit-for-purpose solution for the Ministry of Defence,” Jeff Lewis, managing director of defense systems technology at Babcock, said.

MARTASS follows a 10-year training equipment support services (T-ESS) contract delivered by Babcock and increases its portfolio of support.