SEA is already committed to providing the External Communications System (ECS) for five new build Astute-class submarines, having been awarded the initial contract in 2009. In October 2014 SEA was awarded a further order to commence design work on cECS, extending ECS to all classes of Royal Navy submarines. This second stage order continues cECS design and critical procurement activities into 2017, and further orders are expected in 2017.
Andrew Thomis, Chief Executive of Cohort plc said, "I am delighted that this important programme is continuing in line with our expectations. This substantial
new order builds on the award in 2014 and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with BAE Systems and the Royal Navy.”