BAE Systems announced acquisition of Techmodal, a UK-based data consultancy and digital services company, on Wednesday.
Techmodal, which is based in Bristol and has approximately 120 employees and 30 associates, has a number of long term contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in support of the UK’s armed forces, particularly the Army, Strategic Command and Royal Navy. Their expertise complements BAE Systems’ existing digital, data and technical services capabilities.
Last year, the MOD launched the Defence Digital initiative which set out how it plans to increase digital capabilities across defence and the acquisition of Techmodal will help BAE Systems to support the armed forces in this transformation.
Techmodal’s capabilities complement digital and data services BAE Systems currently provides to the Royal Navy which has ambitions to become a fully ‘digital navy’ by 2025. These existing services include the Data Integration Platform (DIP), a collaborative system that provides the ability to view, manage and exploit data provided by multiple systems on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, allowing the efficient management of these highly complex modern warships.