World’s First App Locker Launched for the Royal Navy

Much like an app store found in a regular smart phone, the BAE Systems App Locker solution provides a configuration management and governance tool, storing applications which have been though an assured process.

Apps hosted in the App Locker can be subsequently deployed into the Royal Navy Shared Infrastructure onboard a platform. Deploying new functionality in this way enables platforms to rapidly reconfigure their mission systems capability, depending on the platform’s tasking – anything from the provision of humanitarian relief to patrolling for drug trafficking.

Hosted from our state-of-the art Maritime Integration and Support Centre (MISC) facility using real-world synthetic simulation and utilizing the latest digital technology, the App Locker is being developed iteratively, delivering continually progressive functionality to ensure it not only meets the demands of current in-service platforms, but is also fit for future Royal Navy platforms.

Our ongoing commitment to delivering our Combat Management Systems using an open architecture environment, and our delivery of a Software Development Kit supporting the trial and test of new applications, allows this innovative App Locker to be truly realized.

Although still early in its associated road map, the ambition is for the App Locker to enable complete through-life management and configuration of Royal Navy Apps across the fleet, from testing through to deployment, allowing platforms to be reassigned and adapted at speed.

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