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17 August 2015

Altran supplies critical safety system to BAE Systems for Royal Navy Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo upgrade programme

Copyright © 2014 BAE Systems. All rights reserved.

Altran is delighted to announce the award of a contract from BAE Systems, marking an agreement to design and manufacture Safety Electronics Units for the upgrade of the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo. The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) recently awarded BAE Systems a £270 million contract to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines. The upgrade, known as Spearfish Mod 1, extends the life of the torpedo, improves safety and provides more capable data links between the weapon system and the launching vessel.

Altran’s Intelligent Systems division, specialists in embedded and safety-critical systems engineering, will design and manufacture Safety Electronics Units that will bring together all of Spearfish’s safety control into a single, embedded system.

Les Gregory, Director of Product and Training Services at BAE Systems Maritime Services, said: 

We are delighted to continue our work with Altran. Working together we will provide world leading improvements in product safety to deliver the Spearfish upgrade into service with the Royal Navy

The full press release can be viewed here.
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About Altran

Altran is a leading global provider of high-tech engineering services. For over 30 years, we have been defined by our passion for innovation.

As a trusted partner of organisations throughout the rail, automotive, aerospace, defence, energy and telecoms sectors, we enable our clients to work smarter in developing, deploying and maintaining leading-edge systems and products.

Altran is an Official Engineering Partner of the ground-breaking Solar Impulse project and a Technical Partner of Lotus F1 Team.

In the UK, we have offices in Bath, Bristol, Derby, London, Slough and Warwick. Additionally, a significant number of our engineering consultants and project teams are located at our clients' sites. Globally, Altran has more than 24,000 'Innovation Makers' in more than 20 countries, and 500 major clients.