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Communications - BAE Systems Type 45 Destroyers

  • Client :
    BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd
  • Value:
    £2.1m
  • Duration:
    Ongoing Since 2012

The type 45 Anti-Air Warfare Destroyers are providing the backbone of the Royale Navy’s air defences for much of the first half of the 21st century.

They are able to engage a large number of targets simultaneously and defend aircraft carries or groups of ships, such as an amphibious landing force, against the strongest future threats from the air.

The blown optical fibre network that FES installed was specifically designed for the Type 45 to provide state-of-the-art systems from day one whilst allowing simple and rapid upgrades to ensure that the Type 45 can quickly deploy the most advanced technology in the future with no need for the major disruption associated with pulling in new fibre cables.

Full scope of services included:

  • System design and development
  • Consultation services
  • Qualified and accredited project management infrastructure
  • System trained and certified fibre optic technicians
  • Bespoke fibre optic cabling solutions (resulting in additional free space and reduced cable weight)