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Babcock to deliver Ardent Wolf CESM for Royal Navy frigates

Babcock has been awarded the contract to deliver, install and provide in-service support for Ardent Wolf, the maritime Communications Electronic Support Measures (CESM) capability for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.

The six-year programme will involve equipment installation, repair and maintenance, system and design safety, contractor logistics support, training, and all updates.

Babcock’s agile solution establishes a framework that can be applied to current, and future
platforms, with the aim of providing increased safety for Royal Navy crews.

The new system replaces the outgoing Hammerhead, which Babcock has been supporting
for the past six years and will help to ensure a low-risk transition.

Dr Richard Drake, Chief Technology Officer at Babcock, said:

“Babcock has a rich history of delivering specialist Communications support to the Royal Navy’s fleet and we are delighted to have been awarded the contract to deliver Ardent Wolf.”

“Ardent Wolf will significantly enhance the Royal Navy’s CESM capability, and we’re proud
to be delivering a robust, UK-developed solution which will act as a pathfinder for future
Signal Intelligence programmes.”

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