The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded Raytheon UK a £70 million contract to deliver the first phase of the Allied Systems for Geospatial-intelligence (ASG) programme.
ASG will enable the UK Joint Forces Intelligence Group to transform its operational business by delivering a modernised geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) enterprise for the MoD – a necessary step to address the changing and more sophisticated intelligence environment.
“This contract highlights our leading capability within the GEOINT domain,” said Raytheon UK’s chief executive Richard Daniel. “We look forward to extending our long-term partnership with the GEOINT community within the MoD,” said Daniel. “Raytheon sees the ASG programme as a material step towards bringing new capability to the Joint Forces Intelligence Group.”
Under the contract, Raytheon will provide the MoD with an advanced and flexible IT infrastructure for GEOINT analysts. That infrastructure will be capable of rapid exploitation and allows collaboration with multiple partners across varying missions. The platform will include new tools that enable enterprise data management and discovery and enhanced connectivity to external fixed and deployed sites. “This project effectively allows allies to work together more efficiently through the information gathering and sharing process, while also reducing costs across the board,” added Daniel.