BMT Defence Services has completed a costing study for a class of new submarines to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class submarines.

Commissioned by Australia’s Department of Defence, BMT’s independent study has assessed the total programme whole-life cost of owning and operating the replacements for the Collins-class submarines. The Royal Australian Navy expects the new submarines to enter service in the early 2020s.

“This study benefits from BMT’s considerable experience and expertise in costing and builds on our success in Australia,” says Andrew Hardwick, who heads BMT’s costing capability. “In addition to our work on the Collins-class replacement project, we have assisted with costing for the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock ship programme and are currently costing the Air Warfare Destroyer programme.”