Elbit wins $166 million contract for a UK naval training program

Contract will be performed over a 12-year period.

Royal Navy ambush submarine seen near Scotland (photo credit: Courtesy)
Royal Navy ambush submarine seen near Scotland
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Elbit Systems UK, a subsidiary of Israel’s Elbit Systems, has been awarded a $166 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defense for the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Program, Elbit Systems announced Monday
The contract is for 12 years, it said.
The program calls for the transformation and modernization of the shore-based training of the Royal Navy, including the establishment of the Future Submarine School.
As the provider and integrator of training solutions for the Fischer Consortium, Elbit Systems UK will develop and deliver a new Combat Systems Operator Trainer in the Future Submarine School and modernize and manage legacy synthetic training systems across the Royal Navy, Elbit said in a press release.
Elbit Systems UK will provide new training technologies that will improve the Defense Operational Training Capability (Maritime)... while facilitating availability and efficiency of legacy capabilities, it said.
“The program will be a pathfinder for the Royal Navy’s transformation agenda, with the introduction of enhanced training capabilities at the forefront of personnel achieving their potential and arriving at the front line quicker,” Elbit Systems UK CEO Martin Fausset said. “We are proud to be a part of the team to deliver next-generation training capabilities to the Royal Navy, following on the success of the company’s provision of advanced training capabilities to the British Army and the Royal Air Force.”
Elbit Systems UK employs more than 500 people in 10 sites across the UK. It has delivered on multiple projects in the UK, both independently and in partnership with other British companies. Among them are the Watchkeeper UAV program for the British Army and the UK MOD Military Flying Training System program.
Elbit Systems UK was recently selected by the UK Ministry of Defense to provide the MORPHEUS Battlefield Management, it said.