BAE Systems secures MoD contract

Published on: 23rd August 2023

BAE Systems wins contract that will support 60 Dorset jobs

BAE Systems has secured an £89m contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) – which will support Dorset jobs – to enhance front-line connectivity for military personnel, linking small reconnaissance drones, combat vehicles, fighter jets, aircraft carriers and military commands.

Modern battles are fought across land, sea, air, space, cyber and electronic warfare, with rapidly evolving technologies meaning each domain is highly contested.

The five-year contract will see BAE Systems lead a consortium of partners, including Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR), PA Consulting and L3 Harris, to design and manufacture a deployable tactical Wide Area Network (WAN) known as Trinity.

BAE Systems secures MoD contract

BAE Systems secures job-supporting £89m MoD contract (Image credit: BAE Systems)

This will provide a highly-secure battlefield internet capability to UK forces, which will sustain battlefield awareness and intelligence sharing through a myriad of adversarial attacks.

The contract will directly support 60 jobs in Dorset and will see further investment in UK skills at BAE Systems, its partners and across the supporting supply chain.

David Armstrong, group managing director at BAE Systems’ digital intelligence business, said:

“In an increasingly complex and fast-paced threat landscape, Trinity will empower the UK Armed Forces with a better view of what is happening, enabling them to make swift, informed decisions when and where it matters most.

“By providing this advantage to front-line decision makers, Trinity reinforces our commitment to equipping the British military with the right tools to stay ahead in an ever-evolving battlespace.”

Minister for the Armed Forces, James Heappey MP, added:

“In this continually evolving, multi-domain environment it is vital that our personnel have access to world-leading communications capabilities while on operations.

“We remain committed to working closely with the best of British industry as they support our endeavour to better connect with our allies and their assets in theatre.”