The Defense News website reports that the British Ministry of Defense has awarded a consortium of companies, including Elbit Systems UK, a $2.7 billion contract to train Royal Navy personnel for a 12-year period.
The consortium called Fisher Training is headed by the British company Capita, whose share of the project is worth $1.3 billion. Raytheon UK and Fujisto are also among the consortium's members.
British company Babcock, which already conducts some Royal Navy training, and Lockheed Martin UK also competed for the tender known as "Project Selborne". The deal, which is expected to be signed in the next couple of weeks, is aimed at modernizing and rationalizing shore-based training currently conducted across 16 different sites in the UK. The contract includes training Royal Marine personnel as well as the Royal Navy.