Gang of 4 at Babcock Appledore as latest ship for Irish Naval Service nears completion

Commissioning work is ramping up at Babcock's Appledore shipbuilding facility as the LE JAMES JOYCE, the 2nd of 3 OPV's for the Irish Naval Service nears sea trials.  MES has responsibility for the supply and installation of the navigation, military and civil communications, internal communications and the electro-optical fire control system.  In other words MES is providing a complete mission system.  At the time of writing we have 4 MES commissioning technicians on board augmented by specialist engineers for the Raytheon ring laser gyro system and the GE-IP fire control system. Both these companies have provided great support throughout the project as have all our suppliers. And indeed our customers Babcock Marine and the Irish Naval Service are a pleasure to work with. This really has been a team project we have felt proud to be part of and the ships are superb!