SEA sinks BAE Systems contract
A South West technology company will supply an external communications system to defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems after securing a contract worth more than £20m.
SEA, which has offices in Beckington, Bristol and Keynsham, will supply the technology to the whole of the Royal Navy's submarine fleet.
The value of the contract is approximately £23m, covering long lead procurement out to late 2016 and design activities out to March 2015.
SEA, which is part of the Cohort group of companies, is already under contract from BAE Systems to provide ECS for five Astute-class submarines.
Cohort chief executive Andrew Thomis said: "This is a major step forward for SEA, and confirmation that its successful ECS system provides the world-class capability that the Royal Navy needs to conduct its submarine operations.
"It is a substantial contract in itself and is the first stage of design and production for the full fleet. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with BAE Systems and the Royal Navy."