BMT introduces new warship and submarine design concepts at DSEI 2013
BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has introduced a BMT Venator-110 multi-mission reconfigurable warship and the Vidar-7 small modern SSK submarine design concepts at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) 2013 exhibition being held in London, UK.
Developed to offer maximum capability, flexibility and longevity within the limitations of current fiscal constraints, the two platforms will provide maximum whole-life effectiveness and value for money by balancing production, survivability and performance.
In order to map capability and assess the equipment, function and capability trade-offs impact on design parametrers and operational effectiveness, BMT utilised systems engineering approach to design the whole ship.
The BMT Venator-110 multi-mission reconfigurable warship can be used to support maritime security, international engagement and warfighting missions.
In addition to providing capability enhancement options for added future flexibility, the warship features a hullform, developed for open ocean performance and to support reconfigurable top side arrangements, as well as modular mission systems.
The missions systems can be reconfigured based on the ship's role requirements and the need to dynamic maritime threats.
The BMT Vidar-7 Small Modern SSK concept has a surfaced displacement capacity of 700t and provides sovereign capability at an affordable whole-life cost.
Capable of conducting a range of covert roles in the current challenging economic conditions, the submarine features an affordable design with commercial and military off-the-shelf technologies.
In addition to maximising availability, radius of operation, mission endurance, flexibility, payload capacity and stealth, the new submarine concept will enhance survivability and resilience to weapon effects as well as provides target echo strength reduction.
The BMT Vidar can support missions ranging from anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance and special forces, to training, coastguard, anti-piracy and land strike operation.
Image: illustration of a BMT Venator-110 multi-mission reconfigurable warship concept. Photo: copyright of BMT Group Ltd.