UK MoD Awards Software Support Contract

tpgroup will develop a software-based emulator that will help to de-risk the integration of equipment for a maritime defense program By DA Reporter / 17 Dec 2021
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tpgroup has been awarded a one-year contract by the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MoD) to develop a software-based emulator that will help to de-risk the integration of equipment for a multi-billion maritime defense program. The emulator will enable safer, quicker and more efficient testing and adoption of multiple mission-critical systems. 

This award forms part of a framework agreement that has already seen a further contract awarded to tpgroup for support to the program.

The advancements in tpgroup’s software capability has enabled the development of emulation solutions that execute within synthetic and benign environments, mimicking real-life systems and situations using digital twinning, to verify the integrity, safety and behaviour of single equipment and multiple systems working together. The software enables testing to be done in an office environment with the capability to rapidly build different emulated scenarios to meet the customer’s requirements. This approach brings verification forward in the overall platform lifecycle and reduces the reliance on trials with high operational overheads.

The software intellectual property is owned by tpgroup and offers commercial opportunities beyond the defense sector to support organizations developing complex equipment for often challenging missions and environments such as the space and air domains.

“We are proud to be part of this strategically important U.K. defense program,” Rob Harwood-Smith, tpgroup’s Capability Director for Critical Software, said. 

“The contract provides a great opportunity to demonstrate our broad capabilities and collegiate working across our software and consulting businesses. We have already developed a good rapport with the customer, and look forward to building the relationship and providing further support.

“We are excited by the broader application of this software for the future to support how organizations can more quickly and safely adopt new technology for military and commercial advantage.”

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