SecureCloud+ to provide network collaboration for Team Tempest

5 February 2019 (Last Updated February 5th, 2019 12:37)

Information systems provider SecureCloud+ has received a contract from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to deliver network collaboration services for Team Tempest, a collaboration between the UK Government and industry partners.

SecureCloud+ to provide network collaboration for Team Tempest
UK Defence Secretary launches Combat Air Strategy at Farnborough International Air Show. Credit: Crown copyright.

Information systems provider SecureCloud+ has received a contract from the British Royal Air Force (RAF) to deliver network collaboration services for Team Tempest, a collaboration between the UK Government and industry partners.

Team Tempest includes the Royal Air Force Rapid Capability Office (RCO), BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, MBDA and Leonardo.

With the contract, SecureCloud+ has become the only small and medium-sized enterprise to be part of the team formed to support the UK Government’s defence modernisation plans.

SecureCloud+ founder and CEO Peter Williamson said: “We have a proven track record of delivering defence contracts on time and on budget using modern technologies to promote better communications. Our innovation and agility are critical components to rapidly build and develop greater collaboration.

“We are pleased to support Team Tempest and the vision for the future combat air system technology initiative. This contract reinforces our commitment to innovation. And it is not just about secure collaboration; it is also about managing digital assets across industries to remove barriers to sharing and building trusted teamwork.”

“BAE Systems will contribute advanced combat air systems and integration, and Rolls-Royce will provide power and propulsion systems.”

In July last year, stakeholders in Team Tempest signed a contract to develop a next-generation combat air system capable of operating from 2040.

RAF air commodore Linc Taylor: “This is a critical programme that will deliver huge value for UK military defence capabilities.

“We have a long history of delivering world-class combat systems through collaboration with our best industries. This capability offers us the ability to fundamentally change the way we work and share information within and across our teams.”

As part of the Team Tempest partnership, BAE Systems will contribute advanced combat air systems and integration, and Rolls-Royce will provide power and propulsion systems.

Leonardo is responsible for developing advanced sensors, electronics, and avionics for next-generation aircraft, while MBDA will supply advanced weapons systems.