AMS have been awarded a contract worth £12.14M (EUR 16.75M) by the Ministry of Defence for a five-year support, maintenance, PDS (Post Design Service) and training programme for the Royal Navy’s SubMarine Broadcast Processing System (SMPBS).
This contract award represents a major breakthrough in support provision for AMS after CSIS IPT (Command Support Information Systems Integrated Project Team) awarded AMS an extended contract which gives value for money, a reduction in risk, flexibility of tasking and site support and continuity of service for the Users.
SMBPS is a fully integrated communications management facility operated by Royal Navy submarine operations staff. The system comprehensively updates and combines the roles of operations and communications management onto a single, highly secure and available platform. It is the most comprehensive automated submarine communications capability in the world.
“This contract will ensure the continued support of this essential capability for the foreseeable future. As a result we are able to meet the operational needs of the end users whilst continuing to meet the stringent availability requirements for the system. The Value for Money this contract represents reflects the close working relationship between the DPA, DCSA, AMS and the end users,” – Patrick Beazley, CSIS IPT Team Leader.
“We are delighted by the award of this contract. It follows the successful completion of the development contact, which has been a real collective team success by the DPA and AMS. This collaborative approach will ensure that we can sustain this unique domain capability for the next 5 years and beyond,” Chris Smith AMS – SMBPS Project Manager.
AMS is an equal shares joint venture between Finmeccanica of Italy and BAE Systems of the UK. AMS is a multi-national electronic systems company specialising in the design, manufacture and supply of radar and mission critical command, control and management systems to defence forces and air traffic management authorities throughout the world. It employs 7,400 people, has a turnover in excess of 1.2bn Euros with a healthy order book of 3.3bn Euros which underpins its ambitious growth plans for the next four years. AMS has an established customer base in over 100 countries.
AMS Wins Major Support Contract for Naval Communications Project