DEFENCE DIGITAL | SKYNET
Approvals, Analysis and Systems Engineering
Sirius are the lead for Approvals, Assurance and Value for Money (VfM) on Skynet 6 Client Side Support (CSS). Skynet 6 is the third largest acquisition programme in the UK MOD, and will deliver the next generation of UK military satellites and their ground services. Sirius have written the key supporting documents for several successful Business Cases on the programme, covering investment in the space and ground segments. Sirius lead the development of Concepts of Analysis (CoAs) across the programme, bringing together OA, cost and schedule analysis to delver VfM justification for Business Case submission. Sirius are also supporting Skynet 6, as technical lead for the segment of the programme dealing with the future provision of services.
Allied Command Transformation
Sirius developed and applied a Class methodology to generate program cost and schedule tolerances for a Maritime Infrastructure Facilities program. This included evaluating cost data maturity, project complexity and risk to develop three-point project uncertainty estimates and aggregated them to establish program level cost and schedule tolerances.
Analysis Support Construct
Carl Dalton has been the Maritime and Costs Technical Lead for the last 5 years and will continue until all the contracted tasks have been completed. In this role he is responsible for helping customers develop their Statement of Requirements, conduct a technical assessment of competitor responses and provide feedback to customers and the Project Management Office, ensure the supplier proposal meets the required quality standards, attend key meetings throughout the task, check that the supplier meets the internal assurance requirements, support all parties in the technological areas of the task, review deliverables before release to the customer, ensure coherence and support exploitation as well as maintaining good relationship with customers and stakeholders.
The ASTRID Framework was awarded to BAE Corda in April 2020 and as part of the management team, . A role he has continued from the replaced Analysis Support Construct and the activities are similar with the addition of an Initial Estimate Analysis with the customer prior to supplier selection and more formal recording of deliverable reviews.
Analysis and modelling
Sirius have applied MBSE techniques for requirement analysis and modelling of a key nuclear project. This covers modelling the lifecycle of nuclear products and the legal, regulatory, environmental and safety standards that apply to the facilities. This includes the activities that give rise to radiation risks, including nuclear installations, the use of radiation and radioactive sources, the transport of radioactive material and the management of radioactive waste, including requirements modelling or AWE the lifecycle.