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Astute Class Training Service

Housed in a purpose built training facility, Astute Class Training Service (ACTS) provides the Royal Navy with Operator and Maintainer training for the Astute Class submarine.
Highly efficient shore based training solution uses a mix of computer based training, real Astute Class equipment and high fidelity simulators to minimise the need for on-board training.

Key Facts:
  • ACTS IS delivered through Joint Venture company: BAE Systems, 50%; L3 Communications, 50%.
  • Contract to deliver training for boats 1-3 for 30 years, from 2007 to 2037.
  • Working closely with FOST, the mixed manning approach has allowed industry to deliver courses that previously had only been delivered by the UK Royal Navy.
  • Demonstrated as providing best value for money.