Following a contract extension, SELEX Systems Integration Ltd., a Finmeccanica company, will continue supporting the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Watchman primary surveillance radars until July 2013. Since August 2003, the company has provided core Post Design Services (PDS) for the MoD’s fleet of Watchman radars, with the support contract being renewed annually.

As a result of the value provided to the MoD over the last 18 months, through its previous customer support contract, SELEX Systems Integration has been rewarded with the new four-year Watchman deal. In addition to delivering PDS, SELEX Systems Integration will provide project management, technical support, configuration management, technical publications, drawing maintenance and change control updates.

The Watchman system provides Air Traffic Services for the vast majority of the MoD operational stations in the UK and worldwide (40 systems in service worldwide), with the mobile tactical variant enabling the rapid deployment and installation of Air Traffic Services in locations where British forces are on operational duty. SELEX Systems Integration is the System Design Authority for all Watchman equipment and has the capability to manufacture and support the system.

SELEX Systems Integration CEO, Michael Clayforth-Carr, said, “This is a significant achievement, which maintains our position as a key MoD support supplier for the next four years and strengthens our reputation as one of the UK’s leading radar companies.”