Elbit Systems to support UK’s Dreadnought submarine program with training solutions
Tech firm Elbit Systems UK has been selected to support 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) program.
The company 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.
Last November, the UK Ministry of Defence also awarded a £100 million ($136 million) contract to a Babcock-led partnership with Elbit Systems UK and QinetiQ to deliver electronic warfare (EW) systems to the Royal Navy.