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BAE Joins Team For Cormorant Comm. System (Mar. 23)

BAE SYSTEMS has joined the Racal Defence Electronics, Thomson-CSF and Marconi Communications team in proposing a solution to the UK Ministry of Defence's requirement for a rapid reaction force communications network.

The Cormorant 40 million pound Theatre-Wide Area Communications Network (TWACN) will be designed for operations by the Joint Rapid Reaction Force (JRRF).

BAE SYSTEMS will contribute its highly regarded communications management information systems expertise to the core system design team and act as the system design authority for the Management Information Subsystem (MIS) during the programme's system demonstration phase.

The company's experience in successful programmes such as the Bowman Communications Management Information System (CMIS) and EUROMUX Management and Data Systems (EMADS) ­ and in demonstrations such as the recent Joint Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (JWID '99) ­ will be transferred into the team's bid for the JRRF TWACN/Cormorant solution.

A low risk approach featuring established and proven Asynchronous Transfer Mode/Internet Protocol (ATM/IP) technologies capable of highly effective operation over open communications networks will be adopted.

Key features of the proposed solution will be demonstrated incrementally to the Ministry of Defence over the next six months, prior to delivery of the team's bid for the programme at the end of August 2000.

Discussions are now taking place concerning BAE SYSTEMS' continued role in the Cormorant programme during the production phase, the contract award for which is expected early in 2001.


BAE Systems Joins Bid TeamFor Major Communications Project