Following on from the Cobham Special Missions announcement of 14 July that it had teamed with Draken International for the UK’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) requirement, it has now emerged that Draken International has left the Babcock-led team and that remaining team members are now reassessing the situation. Originally, the Babcock team included Draken International and CAE but its departure has led to both remaining partners to consider their respective positions.
Australia has down-selected two consortia to compete for its JP 9711 Core Simulation Capability (CSimC) requirement. CSimC is aimed at upgrading and expanding the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) simulation capability to support live, virtual and constructive integration. Two teams, one led by Northrop Grumman and the other by Lockheed Martin, have been successful while the Thales-led team that featured BAE Systems Australia and General Dynamics did not made the cut.
The UK’s Air Support to Defence Operational Training (ASDOT) requirement has been ratcheted up following the declaration that Cobham Special Missions had signed a teaming agreement with Draken International to pursue this high-profile UK MoD programme. Cobham already provides EW threat simulation to the UK MoD through its fleet of Falcon 20 aircraft while Draken has a fast-jet adversary fleet used predominantly by the US DoD.
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