SEA will provide the UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates with upgrade to the torpedo launcher and countermeasures systems as part of a major new contract.

Valued at £34m, which also includes through-life support for the systems, this is the largest single contract won by SEA to date. Securing this contract means that its Torpedo Launcher Systems are in service across the entire UK Type 23 Royal Navy Class, and its countermeasures system across the Type 23, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Albion, and Type 45 Classes.

As primary supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), SEA will upgrade the Royal Navy’s torpedo launcher systems to provide next generation capability. This will see the Royal Navy further benefit from SEA’s weapon-agnostic Torpedo Launcher System, which is also in service with a number of navies across the globe. As part of this contract, and as the legacy design authority for the countermeasures technical refresh, SEA will upgrade the ships’ countermeasure capability with a new fixed barrel system to provide an effective response to modern naval threats.

The contract will also see SEA provide in-service support for these systems across the UK naval fleet. Initially, this is a five-year program, with extension options, and is in addition to a significant support framework contract previously awarded to the company by the UK MOD, covering sub-systems in the undersea battlespace domain.

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