News & Events - Frazer-Nash to provide updated safety argument for sea viper systems

Frazer-Nash has been appointed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S) to develop a clear and up-to-date safety argument for Sea Viper.

Sea Viper is a highly capable naval air defence system, which is fully integrated with T45 destroyers. It provides self-protection, local area defence and medium range air defence against a range targets, including sea-skimming and high diving missiles, attack aircraft, helicopters and bombers.   

Charles Brooking, Principal Consultant at Frazer-Nash said, "We are delighted to be working on this project and will be using our expertise in the weapons domain to strengthen the structure and clarity of the safety argument for Sea Viper."

The Goal Structuring Notation (GSN) methodology, which has been adopted by a growing number of companies within the safety-critical industries, will be used to diagrammatically present the safety argument. This will enable ease of review and understanding, and ensure the safety argument is robustly demonstrated.

This Sea Viper work builds upon Frazer-Nash's other accomplishments in the DE&S Weapon Operating Centre (WOC), which include the successful development of a variety of safety and environmental cases in accordance with the requirements of JSP 520, MOD's ordnance, munitions and explosives safety and environmental management policy.



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