Defence giant wins five year navy contract

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BAE Systems has won a five-year contract to manage the Royal Navy’s information systems, extending its 17-year tenure.

The Configuration Accounting Service system is vital to ensuring the successful operation of the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxilary’s entire surface fleet.

It involves the management of a huge central information system, known as the Surface Ship Definition Database, which contains over five million records relating to Royal Navy ships.

Ian Booth, managing director of Support at BAE Systems’ Surface Ships business, based in Portsmouth, said: ‘Our engineers maintain the system, bringing together and storing data in one place, ensuring that the Royal Navy can access information at the right time, helping to speed up the process for repairs and upgrades and better support each ship’s individual requirements.’

The Configuration Accounting Service is part of the company’s Master Record Data Centre based at the business’ facility at Portsmouth Naval Base.

The contract will begin in December this year.