Team NOVUS accepts UK MOD MD4IA mission data challenge

04 August 2020

  • World-leading EW and Mission Data specialists and System Integrators are collaborating in response to the Ministry of Defence’s transformative vision across Mission Data for Information Advantage (MD4IA)
  • Team NOVUS combines the Information Advantage capabilities and innovative approaches needed by the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre to provide timely, accurate and assured Mission Data to all current and future UK Defence platforms

Lincoln, 4 August 2020 – Team NOVUS, a collaboration including Leonardo, BAE Systems, MASS, Meta Mission Data, Sigma and Thales, has been created in response to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) vision for providing world class Mission Data to all current and future UK Defence Land, Air and Maritime platforms.

Team NOVUS comprises major UK system integrators and specialist SMEs. The Team offers unrivalled experience in delivering complex data-rich EW programmes that harness OEM knowledge. Team NOVUS members are trusted to deliver Mission Data solutions for the UK MOD and their international allies and partners; together, they offer the largest combined EW and Mission Data capability in Europe.

The founding members are committed to a transformative MD4IA enterprise approach that is built on outcome-based relationships and an agile delivery culture. Discussions are continuing with like-minded companies to enhance the Team NOVUS response to the MD4IA challenge.


About Team NOVUS

Team NOVUS’s members are:

  • BAE Systems provides platform system integration and EWOS data services to UK defence and overseas customers across multiple domains, including highly capable test and evaluation facilities, and has extensive collaborative working experience.
  • Leonardo provides UK MOD and export customers with EW systems and Mission Data support, and has extensive experience developing mission data production and analysis products, training programmes, Suitably Qualified, and Experienced Personnel (SQEP).
  • Meta Mission Data provides expertise in EW data analytics, system security accreditation and operational support.
  • MASS specialises in EWOS capabilities such as data management solutions, mission data services, training solutions and consultant management services, operating across cyber security, digital forensics and information management.
  • Sigma has expertise in collaborative working and provides a unique and impartial approach to improving supplier and customer relationships
  • Thales is the partner of choice for the Royal Navy’s Mission Data requirements and supplier of Air, Surface and Sub-surface EW sensors to the fleet. Thales UK provides end-to-end expertise for maritime Mission Data requirements including exploitation, production and optimisation.