Role: ILS Practitioner - BATCISLocation - Abbey Wood, BristolContract Duration: 6 Month initial (Scope for 3 years)Pay: Negotiable on experienceSecurity Clearance: SC My client has been awarded a three year contract with options to extend for a further two years, worth up to £95 million to support the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in delivering next generation battlefield tactical communications and information systems. They will provide Private Sector Support to the Battlefield Tactical Communication and Information Systems (BATCIS) Delivery Team within Information Systems and Services which is part of Joint Forces Command. The contract is a critical enabler to BATCIS in its work delivering the next generation of Tactical Communication and Information Systems as part of a Single Information Environment for UK armed forces. Responsibilities & Outputs:To identify the user requirements to replace five variants of MUDT currently deployed.Undertake Use Study, including liaising with the Authority (and Front Line Commands as required) to determine: How the MUDTs will be used (key features and requirements);Operational environment constraints;Service life.Provide rationalisation options for the next generation of MUDTs.Advise the technical team during trade-offs, including reducing the configuration management burden.To support the Authority procurement of MUDTRAIT variants, including competition and assessment activities.Note the vendor will be responsible for providing the detailed ILS analysis of their design. This role is to support the Authority in defining the needs ahead of the competition and assessing the vendor responses. Essential skills, knowledge, capabilities:Use Study derivation for systems deployed into the land environment, including soldier-carried devices and terminals installed in armoured vehiclesOsolescence management and rationalisation.Support to MoD procurement competitions. Desirable skills, knowledge, capabilities:Familiarity with BOWMAN (BCIP)/LE TacCIS.