Siemens Teamcenter Mobility app (credit Siemens PLM Software)

BAE Systems teams up with Siemens on submarine software

BAE Systems Submarine Solutions has signed a multi-million pound contract deal with Siemens PLM Software.

Leading submarine manufacturer BAE Systems will use Teamcenter software to drive productivity improvements, establish common processes and enhance global collaboration across the lifecycle of its new submarine programme.

“BAE Systems decided to deploy a PLM approach to the future nuclear deterrent submarine programme as part of developing an Integrated Product Delivery Environment (IPDE), which will enable the design process to be managed more effectively and predictably, in what is one of the most challenging new product programmes in UK industry today,” said Tony Johns, BAE Systems’ Future Submarines director.

“To support this approach, we conducted a thorough selection process which concluded innominating Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter as the strategic PLM tool.

“Siemens PLM Software proved to be the best vendor for BAE Systems to partner with, and we are very pleased to leverage their skill and experience in PLM toolsets and methodologies for the benefit of this programme.”

Siemens PLM Software is a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

Its Teamcenter PLM system, will serve as the information backbone of BAE Systems’ product development process, managing all of the information generated and needed to design, build, commission and support a nuclear submarine.

The Teamcenter deployment supports a business strategy vision which seeks to ensure that BAE Systems can reliably, predictably and affordably deliver submarines to the Royal Navy.

The UK future nuclear deterrent programme recently passed its decision point allowing the work to proceed to full design.

“We are very pleased to become a strategic partner and to sign a major PLM agreement with BAE Systems Submarine Solutions,” said Robin Hancock, vice president and managing director of Siemens PLM Software, UK.

“Teamcenter will serve as BAE Systems’ global collaboration platform to manage all engineering and product data within a single system, enabling the company to achieve its goal of increasing productivity, innovation and excellence as it develops the world's most advanced submarines.”

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