How did the Type 45 Destroyer Programme deliver increased availability, capability and value for money
Future Surface Fleet will discuss the main challenges faced by ship managers when designing, commissioning and maintaining a naval platform throughout its life cycle.
Ahead of the meeting we are previewing BAE Systems, who via Andy Coxall, BAE Systems Class Output Management Director, Warship Support, will present to an audience of senior naval leaders and industry representatives how the Type 45 Destroyer Programme deliver increased availability, capability and value for money for the Royal Navy.
Please can you provide a brief overview of what your session will cover during Future Surface Fleet 2017?
The session, which will be led by Andy Coxall, BAE Systems Class Output Management Director, Warship Support, will outline how a ‘Team Portsmouth’ approach to providing support to the Type 45 Destroyer programme has delivered increased availability, capability and value for money to the UK Royal Navy.
Andy will discuss the journey of Type 45, the challenges faced and how, by working in partnership with Royal Navy, DE&S and the wider supply chain, significant improvements have been realised through Project Napier and in particular the Equipment Improvement Plan, a contract which was awarded to BAE Systems in 2015.
Will you be discussing any current or previous case studies at all which outline the success of services provided? Are you able to share any details on how BAE Systems has solved challenges faced by the Navy organisations you have worked with?
Andy will discuss how BAE Systems is focused on continuously improving the way in which it provides support to Type 45, taking learnings from other supported platforms, such as the Type 23 frigates and Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure vessels.
Examples will include how BAE Systems plays a vital role before, during and after Type 45 deployments to the Middle East in support of Operation Kipion, which helps ensure the safe flow of trade and oil in the area.
Furthermore, he will outline how collaborative working with partners, a passion for and commitment to Portsmouth Naval Base is making a real difference
Within this subject area what would you say are the future challenges likely to be faced by Navy organisations? How can our industry help Navy organisations solve these challenges?
With increasing pressure on budgets, Navy organisations can benefit by working in closer collaboration with trusted partners such as BAE Systems to deliver value for money and enhanced capability.
To do this, BAE Systems continuously invest in improving performance, training and tools for its people, who ultimately deliver the innovative solutions for our customers, now and in the future.
This session will take place on Wednesday 7 June at 0930. Download the full agenda here.
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