Fujitsu delivers £1.2 million military computer system

The MOD has completed a £1.2 million project to develop a high performance computer system for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion programme.

The MOD has completed a £1.2 million project to develop a high performance computer system for the Naval Nuclear Propulsion programme.

Fujitsu Technology Solutions supplied the system, which included 200 components in two and a half months, to underpin the joint UK US initiative to develop the next generation of nuclear submarines.

The project, supplied under Fujitsu's framework agreement with the MOD, will provide the UK participants in the project with IT systems which match the systems used by the project's US partners.

Fujitsu supplied a system of over 200 components, including from 70 PCs, 7 servers, robotic storage tape libraries, software applications and Cisco network switches.

And it delivered a video conferencing system which will link the UK centre for the project at Rolls Royce in Derby with sites in Barrow and Abbey Wood, and the USA, along with 3 mobile video conferencing units.

Paul Bolt, UK / US technology exchange programme manager for the NNPP, said, "The MOD had already worked successfully with Fujitsu on other projects and had been impressed by the team's ability to put together a cost-effective proposal that met our requirements in terms of flexibility and tight timeline.

"Working with our team of engineers to build an IT system for the NNPP demanded both a high degree of flexibility and resourcefulness. The Fujitsu team proved to be more than up to the task responding quickly to last-minute changes and delivering all the equipment on time and within the proposed cost budget."

Fujitsu will work with NNPP engineers to maintain and repair the system under a a "break and fix" contract.

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