BMT VIDAR® Submarines

BMT’s adaptable VIDAR SSK submarines encapsulate a range of high capability design characteristics geared towards delivering affordable military effect.

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BMT VIDAR® Submarines

Developed using the extensive submarine expertise at BMT, the VIDAR family of conventional submarine designs showcases the comprehensive understanding of requirements, technology and costs required for effective submarine design.


BMT's VIDAR-36 submarine concept design is a high capable ocean-going platform designed with flexibility in mind and an emphasis on low risk and affordability.

This SSK submarine offers a number of versatile benefits including:

Designed to be modified in line with the latest technological advances and to meet specific market requirements, VIDAR-36 offers modular payload options utilising current commercial and military off-the-shelf technologies and includes:

The diesel electric propulsion may be complemented by an optional modular air independent propulsion (AIP) system.


VIDAR-7 is a small affordable SSK submarine concept designed to cover a multitude of covert roles and flexibly meet requirements within an increasingly challenging economic and operational climate.

This latest addition to the Vidar family is capable of covering a vast number of role including ASW, ASuW, ISR, Special Forces, training, coastguard, antipiracy and land strike operation and boasts:

The design philosophy behind VIDAR-7 takes advantage of COTS and MOTS technology in order to maximise availability, range and endurance, flexibility, payload capacity, stealth and survivability, emphasising the minimising of overall cost of ownership.