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Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Programme as part of the Fisher consortium led by Capita plc.

The Programme calls for the transformation and modernisation of the shore-based training of the service, including the establishment of the Future Submarine School. As the provider and integrator of training solutions for the Consortium, Elbit Systems UK will develop and deliver a new Combat Systems Operator Trainer in the Future Submarine School and modernise and manage legacy synthetic training systems across the Royal Navy. Elbit Systems UK will provide new training technologies that will improve Defence Operational Training Capability while facilitating availability and efficiency of legacy capabilities.

The other members of the consortium are Raytheon UK, Elbit Systems UK and Fujitsu; in addition to several smaller British suppliers. The contract will be worth around £925M over 12 years, with the consortium providing a range of technologies, processes and training management systems. These include running live on-the-ground training, as well as developing new methods like digital learning and training simulation technology.

The consortium will also manage all the associated Royal Navy training equipment – including procurement and decommissioning, providing data through performance dashboards and managing IT infrastructure, as well as run learning hubs and career advice services. The new services will be delivered by an expected 1,100 of the consortium members’ employees, working alongside Royal Navy personnel.

Arie Egozi