Babcock International has received a logistic support contract (LSC) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).³

The five-year contract is valued at £150m (approximately $209m).

It forms part of the £3.2bn Battlefield and Tactical Communication Information Systems (BATCIS) programme of opportunities.

It seeks to deliver adjacent air and littoral assets, as well as the dismounted close combat soldier in addition to advanced tactical communications and information systems.

Babcock CEO David Lockwood said: “We will deliver a comprehensive programme with future ready solutions for the MoD through the Logistics Support Contract.

“Our extensive reach and capability harnesses innovation, building on our already successful support programmes and expertise across the defence industry. Our team is well placed to support our customer’s success and I’m delighted that Babcock is part of this solution.”

The company’s LSC solution allows the customer to provide end-users with assured, effective and efficient ‘tactical communication support’.

The intelligent digital solution will provide resilient support to the ‘Land Equipment Tactical Communications Information Systems (LeTacCIS) equipment’ portfolio.

Under the latest order, Babcock will provide inventory management and modelling, information management and technical services support to the BATCIS team.

To deliver all the aspects of the LSC, Babcock has developed ‘Team Connect’ comprising industry experts and service providers.

Babcock said in a statement: “The collaboration, building on similar principles from our successful Maritime System Support Partner programme, has established an effective and agile end-to-end supply chain to satisfy full lifecycle operations.

“The support chain will transition legacy arrangements and protocols, and is focused on delivering a responsive and sustainable solution that offers value for money.”