The British Army is seeking to uplift its training assessment capability by bringing new insights into the Radio Frequency (RF), Electro-Optic (EO) and Infra-red (IR) emissions associated with battlefield operations.
The competitive contract awarded to Roke is to deliver Project BESTLA which will provide remote observation, surveillance and RF emission collection systems for the British Army’s Land Warfare Centre (LWC). This service will provide enhanced support to LWC’s Observer Mentors in their training assessment and feedback. Project BESTLA can be used wherever the British Army trains around the world.
The solution builds upon Roke’s established “Electronic Warfare as a Service” (EWaaS) offering, exploiting the RESOLVE and PERCEIVE product lines, and combining with EO/IR surveillance capabilities delivered by Soteria Defence and Security Limited.
The contract has a value of £4.698 million for the initial 3 years’ service with options to extend for a further 2 years.