Thinking beyond today

Large-scale next generation data engineering projects
supported by BAE Systems
Government technology transformation is not for the faint-hearted – we build next generation programmes that allow businesses to connect and people to get around safely and securely.
At BAE Systems we help our customers think beyond what’s possible today by developing first-of-a-kind solutions that will support critical operations into the future.
We have a track record of delivering complex, secure data engineering programmes at scale. We help our customers turn their data into operational capability to improve safety, reliability and maximise value.
Agile working and collaborative partnerships are key for government organisations that want to do more than just ‘keep up’.  At BAE Systems we understand what’s at stake. And we have the data, digital and cyber intelligence to help you succeed.

An ‘accurate to a single-second’ system for TfL’s railway timetable

Timetable Project sponsor George McInulty, Programme Director of Infrastructure: “The ability to construct timetables accurate to a single second is world class - no other railway in the world has a timetabling system this good.”
BAE Systems has rolled out a new, ‘accurate to a single second’ system for producing TfL timetables. Known as the Railway Timetable System (RTS), the system has replaced the 40-year-old CART system, which was heavily reliant on obsolescent technologies.
  • ‘Accurate to a single second’ 
  • Agile development method and a highly collaborative approach
  • Replacement of a legacy system to develop tube timetables more quickly and efficiently
  • Enables rapid response to urgent requirements
RTS provides data for train operator scheduling systems and generates daily track section current switch ‘on’ and ‘off’ times. The new system is already live on the Victoria line.
BAE Systems runs the project team, which includes TfL specialists from Scheduling Services and Information Management, using an agile development method and a highly collaborative approach to ensure the product meets the desired business need.
The new system enables rapid response to urgent requirements, allowing the operator to redesign the tube timetable instantly in the event of an incident.

As well as delivering increased flexibility when producing timetables, the system is capable of timing trains to a level of detail that supports a greater intensity of service, exploiting the investment in new modern signalling systems. This in turn introduces considerable service benefits: the ability to manage at this level is bringing TfL the ability to increase transit throughput, with significant associated benefits to the travelling public.

A mobile biometric solution to identify criminals: at as little as 5% of the cost

Mobile Biometric Solution Few tools are as important as biometrics in preventing terrorism, strengthening law enforcement and supporting our immigration system. That’s why UK police forces across the country have long sought to deploy mobile biometrics identification devices.
Unfortunately, such devices had previously been expensive, difficult to use, and reliant on increasingly out-of-date technology – which is where the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) programme came in, supported by BAE Systems as its delivery partner.
  • An application that’s 5-10% of the cost of the previous solution
  • 750 devices across 16 police forces
  • Close collaboration with civil servants and contractors 
  • Metropolitan Police and Immigration Enforcement now have a new biometric solution that fingerprints and IDs suspects or victims on the spot
Working as a high-performing single team, BAE Systems consultants and some of the nation’s top biometric experts at HOB, have delivered a technical solution that’s making it quicker and easier for frontline police to identify criminals.
The two key elements of this solution include: a ubiquitous commodity fingerprint reader, which is device agnostic, allowing officers to simply use a small plugin for their existing mobile devices, and a new backend service interface allowing forces to use the captured finger print to query the national collections.
As a result, more officers are now able to take fingerprints from individuals who they have reason to believe are withholding their identity, or are providing a false identity. This means they can make informed decisions on the spot about who to arrest, and who to let go.

A secure deployable broadband voice, data and video communications system for the British Army and Royal Air Force

Railway Timetable Systems (RTS) Information is vital to our armed forces and the BAE Systems designed FALCON system gives the British Army and Royal Air Force a real advantage in the digital age. FALCON is a fully deployable, tactical communications system with an impressive ability to interface with a wide range of other systems.
FALCON is putting a priceless asset in the hands of any commander - information superiority. FALCON can handle the huge amounts of data provided by Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) assets.
  • Cutting edge communications tool
  • Voice, data and video information shared securely using one common system
  • Life-critical information remains secure and available
  • Easily transportable and fast set up
The deployment provides both a local area system, within the command post for example, and a wide area system which can provide a secure link back to the UK.
Because FALCON replaces several fragmented systems with one integrated system, set-up times are faster, fewer people need to be deployed to the front-line, and operating costs are reduced. FALCON’s impressive ability to interface with a wide range of other systems means that voice, data and video information can be shared securely. The ruggedised FALCON system can be pre-configured ready for deployment and speedily set up in even the most hostile of environments.