Raytheon Anschütz WINBS for Type 31e

September 12, 2019 – Raytheon Anschütz is partnering with Babcock and Thales to deliver its Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems, or WINBS, to the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s new Type 31e frigates. With WINBS on the Type 31e, Raytheon Anschütz is now the bridge systems provider for all new Royal Navy combatants. The WINBS designed for the Type 31e Arrowhead 140 is the latest in Integrated Navigation and Bridge System technology for warships. It can be scaled to specific customer needs, in terms of both capital expenditure and potential…

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Babcock Team 31 Selected as Preferred Bidder for UK Type 31 Frigate

September 12, 2019 – Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to deliver its new warships. Led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, and in partnership with the Thales Group, the T31 general purpose frigate programme will provide the UK Government with a fleet of five ships, at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. Following a comprehensive competitive process, Arrowhead 140, a capable, adaptable and technology-enabled global frigate will be the UK Royal Navy’s newest class…

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HMS Penzance Completes Refit at Rosyth

March 13, 2019 – We have successfully completed the refit of HMS Penzance minehunter vessel at our Rosyth site. HMS Penzance – one of the Royal Navy’s Sandown class minehunters – underwent a 10 month docking period at Rosyth. The refit included the replacement of both main engines, multiple Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) repairs and Addition and Alteration (A&A) packages. A team of over 50 Babcock employees made up of experienced electrical, mechanical, engineering, joinery and GRP shipwright resource delivered the work – alongside specialist sub-contractors. After passing the Ready…

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Babcock opens new facility to support key MOD contract

January 22, 2019 – Babcock has opened a new office in Portsmouth in support of its critical five year Marine Systems Support Partner (MSSP) contract with the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Conveniently located close to the home of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet, the office opening coincided with MSSP’s first anniversary and highlights the collaboration across Babcock, the Royal Navy and the key support partners operating under the banner of Team Assure. Marked by a naming ceremony, Babcock representatives, Team Assure colleagues, Royal Navy and key stakeholders joined together…

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Scottish yard awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth contract

January 9, 2019 – Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. A Scottish dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The £5 million contract, won by Babcock, will allow the 65,000-tonne carrier to undergo a routine, planned hull survey and maintenance of her underwater systems over a six-week period at the company’s Rosyth site.…

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Shipbuilding Firms Chosen for Fleet Solid Support Competition

November 30, 2018 – A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The crucial vessels, which will deliver ammunition, food and supplies to UK forces across the globe, will work alongside the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships and will be an important part of the UK Maritime Task Group. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce. They…

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Babcock Closing Appledore Shipyard

November 1, 2018 – Babcock International has today announced it has taken the difficult decision to exit operations at its Appledore facility in Devon, ending its site lease in March 2019. Babcock’s focus is now firmly on its workforce and its determination to protect their employment within the business. To that end, the company will offer relocation opportunities for all 199 Appledore employees at other Babcock facilities, 140 of whom are already on short-term redeployment to its Devonport operations. Babcock very much regrets having to take this course of action…

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SENER and Babcock deliver the sixth upgraded AB-212 helicopter unit to the Spanish Navy

October 29, 2018 – SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension program (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry’s General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym). Thanks to this program, seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974 will have their useful life extended by at least 15 years, thanks to the addition of advanced equipment and avionics. The seventh and last unit will be delivered by the end of 2018. The upgrade took place…

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Babcock Team 31 Launches Arrowhead 140 Design for MoD Type 31e Competition

Babcock Team 31 has today [31st May] unveiled Arrowhead 140 as its design for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) new £1.25 billion Type 31e general purpose light frigate program. Launching the new platform, ‘Team 31’ – led by Babcock and including fellow industry experts Thales, OMT, BMT, Harland and Wolff and Ferguson Marine – underlined the vessel’s established, ‘at sea’ design baseline which can be developed to meet global requirements. With UK engineering at its core, and developing OMT’s Iver Huitfeldt hull form currently in-service for the Royal Danish…

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Babcock launches ‘Team 31’ bid for new UK frigate

Babcock today announced it will lead a bespoke team of industry partners in a bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) new £1.25 billion Type 31e general purpose light frigate programme, building on the success of its role within the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. Two of the UK’s leading defence suppliers – Babcock and Thales – have joined forces with BMT, Harland & Wolff and Ferguson Marine to form ‘Team 31’ to deliver world-class ships that will drive economic benefits throughout the UK. The highly experienced team will seek to…

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Babcock signs AU$200 million agreement with Royal Australian Navy

Leading engineering company Babcock’s 50/50 joint venture with UGL has been awarded a further five year agreement, worth around £115 million (AU$200 million) to the Group, to provide maintenance support services for the Australian Navy. The programme agreement, starting in January 2018, will see the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint venture deliver critical engineering services to sustain eight ANZAC Class Frigates as part of the long-term Australian Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA). NSM will undertake the planning, scheduling, management and execution of preventative and corrective maintenance for the ANZAC fleet…

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Babcock and BMT sign cooperation agreement to develop future surface ships

Babcock and BMT have signed a cooperation agreement, which outlines the principles of a strategic relationship that will see the companies collaborate to support the Design, Build, Construction and Support of future classes of Surface Ships for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) and other international projects. The initial focus will be cooperation on the recently announced Type31e program and the ability to offer a world-leading UK design alliance solution to the MOD. The new arrangement draws on the combined strengths of Babcock and BMT and will deliver innovative, capable,…

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Babcock’s down-selection as preferred bidder for key Royal Navy support contract

April 3, 2017 – Babcock, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, has been selected as preferred bidder for all four elements of a Ministry of Defence program, potentially worth in the region of £360m over seven years, to become Marine Systems Support Partner (MSSP) for the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers and Type 45 Destroyers. Subject to contract, Babcock, with the support of our key support partners, will become the Systems Technical Authority for the platform and propulsion systems on both classes of vessel. As…

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