CDW and Viasat UK partner to support Programme LELANTOS

24 November 2020 (Last Updated November 24th, 2020 12:14)

CDW has partnered with Viasat UK for the command, control and communication (C3) programme LELANTOS.

CDW and Viasat UK partner to support Programme LELANTOS
CDW signed a two-year Agile technical innovation contract for a Command, Control and Communication (C3) programme, LELANTOS. Credit: Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine / WikiCommons.

CDW has partnered with Viasat UK for the command, control and communication (C3) programme LELANTOS.

The parties will work closely with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Nato’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC).

They will be responsible for the delivery of the two-year agile technical innovation contract.

This is expected to enable more survivable, manoeuvrable, and deployable headquarters.

The programme will include regular technological innovation and the digital transformation of the ARRC.

ARRC Programme lead lieutenant colonel Steve Short said: “This is a defining moment. We have looked at the whole ecosystem of the deployed staff working environment and treated it as a capability in its own right.

“We will be harnessing best of breed technologies that deliver real advantage to our commanders and their staff.

“Equally important is the development approach we are taking with our industry partners, which is innovating in both technical and commercial processes.”

Multiple areas of advanced and SME technology will be leveraged in support of the programme, which will provide enhancements to the battlefield at home and abroad.

The MOD, ARRC, CDW and Viasat technicians will partner and develop integrated systems using technical and commercial processes.

Viasat UK MD Steve Beeching said: “Programme LELANTOS provides an opportunity to challenge the status quo and drive agile C3 innovation across Nato and its allies.

“This partnership will leverage Viasat’s deep breadth of defence experience and innovative technology approaches, alongside CDW’s proven track record for delivering digital transformation solutions across multiple industries to bring ARRC rapidly deployable, highly secure and scalable land formation capabilities, which are critically important in a rapidly evolving battlespace.”