G3 Systems Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of IAP WWS Inc., has over 20 years of operationally proven history in designing and building deployable containerised solutions, delivering critical operational infrastructure and providing facilities support in austere locations. NavyPODS are interchangeable modules that can be fitted to the surface fleet. Using a shipping container as the transport medium, NavyPODS deliver the concept of a ‘plug and play’ warship and enable Royal Navy ships of all sizes to be more adaptable and versatile when deployed. By combining NavyPODS and surface platforms, greater operational effect will be achieved by being interchangeable, interconnected and integrated allowing the Royal Navy to rapidly respond to a variety of taskings. The heavy-lift drone capability is a key building block of this concept and G3 Systems provided the deployable containerised solution to transport, control and maintain these drones.
G3 Systems have vast experience and expertise is designing, building and supporting such high specification, bespoke, deployable containerised solutions. This project required all the ingenuity, agility and purpose G3 Systems are famous for, to work closely with the customer, QinetiQ and various suppliers to integrate the rapidly changing requirements and still deliver against such short timelines. A normal project of this scale would take 16 to 20 weeks, but by drawing on past experience, standardised proven solutions and the knowledge gained during the Royal Navy Forward Support Units (FSU) refurbishment programme, it was possible to deliver all four systems with three separate designs within 12 weeks, which is a new record for G3 Systems on such a complex project. It clearly demonstrates G3 System’s flexible and agile approach to design, and their ability to quickly ramp up capacity to meet challenging deadlines.
Mike Puckett, Managing Director at G3 Systems Limited said, “We are very pleased with the outcome of this exciting project with the Royal Navy. Over 20 years we have become experts in designing and building complex containerised solutions, and the Royal Navy has seized on this concept for both FSUs and PODs to maximise their flexibility and response time. I am very proud of the G3 team that we were able to mirror this concept and deliver a high-quality sustainable, flexible product in record time.”