Israeli defense company Elbit Systems’ UK Subsidiary has gotten the contract to provide the Royal Navy Future Naval Training Program. The contract is for $166 million. The contract will be performed over a 12-year period.
More than 70 years after Israel won its independence from British rule and an often strained relationship between the two nations Israel is actually now providing training and technology for one of the world’s premiere navies.
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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 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 Systems UK will also provide new training technologies that will improve Defense Operational Training Capability while facilitating availability and efficiency of legacy capabilities.
Martin Fausset, CEO of Elbit Systems UK, 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. 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.”