Trio to offer protection to Royal Navy
Thales, BAE Systems and CGI have announced a strategic teaming agreement that will see the three companies bring together their collective expertise and proven UK industrial capability in electronic warfare, in order to respond to the opportunity to partner the UK Ministry of Defence for the second phase of the UK Royal Navy's Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP).
MEWP is a UK Ministry of Defence procurement programme that aims to provide upgraded electronic warfare capabilities to the UK Royal Navy. State of the art equipment using cutting edge technology will be delivered in increments and deployed across the Royal Navy.
After successfully upgrading the Royal Navy's electronic warfare sensor capability as part of Maritime Electronic Warfare Surface Ships Block 1, Thales along with BAE Systems and CGI have teamed to address the next increment known as Maritime Electronic Warfare System Integrated Capability (MEWSIC) Increment 1.
The three companies will bring together their collective expertise to partner with the Ministry of Defence in order to deliver the critical components of electronic surveillance sensors, electronic warfare command and control and electronic warfare operational support.
The strategic teaming agreement will combine the individual strengths of Thales, BAE Systems and CGI to confidently meet challenging timescales and offer a UK sovereign capability, delivering the most technologically advanced, reliable and cost-effective solution for the Royal Navy.
"The criticality of providing a cutting edge electronic warfare defence capability to enable fleet wide protection has long been recognised," said Victor Chavez, CEO of Thales in the UK. "At Thales, we have worked in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence for over two decades to develop world leading technology.
"I believe this partnership will enable us to deliver the best possible Electronic Warfare capability to the Royal Navy," he added.