BAE Systems Preferred Bidder for SHAMAN Project

Released on Friday, February 4, 2005
United Kingdom
C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
CESM - Communications Electronic Support Measures
COTS - Commercial Off-The-Shelf
ISTAR - Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance
MoD - Ministry of Defence
UK - United Kingdom
The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) has down-selected BAE Systems C4ISR Networked Systems & Solutions as the preferred contractor for the SHAMAN Project. SHAMAN focuses on Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) and it's worth £140 million ($269 million).

The SHAMAN project is aimed to provide the Royal Navy with the next generation Communications Electronic Support Measures (CESM) capability. The program's contract encompasses fabrication, installation on customer's platforms, training and logistics support for the system for more than 20 years. The program now will move into a 12 to 14-month advanced demonstration phase before initiating the system production phase.

The team led by BAE Systems C4ISR Networked Systems & Solutions includes BAE Systems' Information & Electronic Warfare Systems, Fleet Support Limited, Flagship, QinetiQ and RJD Technology. BAE Systems will provide the SEXTANT System solution based upon the Diamond Software Product Family and Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware.


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