Babcock awarded 5 year Royal Navy in-service support of ships protective system contract

Babcock has been awarded a new five-year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to continue providing in-service support for the Royal Navy’s Ships Protective System (SPS) equipment.

Noteworthy, the contract consists of degaussing, cathodic protection, and active shaft grounding to ships and submarines, restricting the rate of hull corrosion and reducing their magnetic signature to make them less susceptible to magnetic mines.

The continued involvement in providing in-service support by Babcock to the SPS will help ensure the Royal Navy’s critical assets are available and long-lasting.

In a world of significant geopolitical instability, national security has never been more important as defence requirements become increasingly complex to deliver. 

Provision of system spares is an important aspect of the contract, working with Allan Webb Ltd to manage obsolescence risk for the affected systems.

Repair of defective system parts is an additional requirement which will benefit from the company’s experience in overcoming problems caused by obsolescence of systems.