BAE Systems has won a £141m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to maintain the Seawolf air defence system on board the Royal Navy’s Type 22 and Type 23 frigates.

The Seawolf system is a fully automatic, all weather, naval point defence missile system designed to protect surface ships from airborne attack.

The SWISS (Seawolf In Service Support) Contract for Availability (CFA) awarded to the missile systems company MBDA is expected to sustain the capability of the Seawolf system and ensure its readiness and availability until the end of 2017, said BAE.

BAE Systems has been providing in service support for the Seawolf radars and command and control systems since 1979.

By staff writer