NSSLGlobal wins coveted UK Ministry of Defence contract

Support and Integration Specialist, NSSLGlobal, signs new contract with Defence Digital, UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), to provide the next iteration of the Ship Alongside Contract, SAS3.

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NSSLGlobal, the global communication solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to support the next iteration of Defence Digital and the Royal Navy’s Ship Alongside System (SAS3). This follows an existing successful partnership between NSSLGlobal and Defence Digital, running since 2016, which includes the provision of high-bandwidth, dockyard capability to the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, providing crew with the ability to operate when returning from operations or readying ships for deployment.

The new minimum three-year SAS3 contract includes service management, engineering services and support, installations in ships and submarines as well as the roll out of additional innovative connectivity solutions within UK and Overseas Dockyards, which will result in significant capability improvements.

                                                HMS Queen Elizabeth, an aircraft carrier, is shown alongside with SAS ‘umbilical’

“Having worked with Defence Digital and the Royal Navy for over forty years, we have the engineering expertise and proven support capability to continue to provide the highest levels of service and performance, first time, every time. We are honoured to be chosen once more to continue to work with the Royal Navy, leveraging the latest and most advanced technologies to support its communications under any and all conditions and locations,” comments Sally-Anne Ray, Group CEO, NSSLGlobal.

“Continued assured operations and communications are crucial to our work, and NSSLGlobal has a proven track record of meeting our technical and commercial requirements. The company’s dedication to the highest level of support, its engineering capabilities and its commercial and project flexibility to meet our often fast changing requirements have given us confidence in their ability to provide the next iteration of our SAS capability,” comments John Clapp, Ship Alongside System Project Manager, Defence Digital, Strategic Command, Ministry of Defence (MOD).


About NSSLGlobal

NSSLGlobal Group is a leading independent provider of satellite communications and IT solutions with innovation and customer service at the core of its DNA. With over 50 years of experience in the government and maritime mobility markets, NSSLGlobal provides best-in-class communication solutions, working in partnership with some of the largest manufacturers and satellite operators as well as developing customer bespoke solutions as required to meet its key customer requirements.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company employs 230+ staff worldwide and has offices across Germany, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Israel, Singapore, Japan, and the United States.

NSSLGlobal has strong values and is committed to working ethically, with integrity and always lawfully wherever it operates and with everyone it does business with. It is certified to Information Security Management Systems 27001:2013, Quality Management 9001:2015, Environmental Management 14001:2015, Health and Safety management 45001:2018 and 44001:2017 Collaborative Business Relationships. It is a member of the UN Compact and is also a member of the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Defence Digital
A part of Strategic command, Defence Digital has an important role within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) in the age of information warfare. https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/defence-digital