BMT developed the Astute Class Obsolescence Management (OM) Strategy and Plan on behalf of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) Submarine Production (SMP) Project Team.
The Astute Class OM Strategy which provides the framework within which OM is to be carried out through-life and across the Astute Class. This strategy is based on the lessons learned from a review of the current OM arrangements for the Astute Class.
BMT led a number of stakeholder workshops which assessed and evaluated the obsolescence risks, based on an approach and assessment criteria developed specifically by BMT for Astute. The outcome of these workshops was formulated into an Astute Class OM Plan, which details the activities to be undertaken to minimise the risks of costly corrections and system unavailability throughout the life cycle of the Astute Class.
The OM Strategy and Plan recognise that efficient and effective implementation requires:
The Astute Class OM Strategy is a "Whole Boat" approach including the Platform, Combat System and Nuclear Steam Raising Plant (NSRP). The OM Strategy covers all Systems, Equipment, Information Technology (IT) Hardware, Firmware and Software.
The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft being designed and manufactured by Airbus Military, BMT supported the MoD A400M Project Team with the development of the VfMB required to support the In-Service Support Assessment Phase.
BMT was awarded a contract to model the Australian Future Submarine Program Support System in early 2018 using Discrete Event Simulation (DES), developing a highly complex modelling tool. Modelling of the Future Submarine support system includes examining all facilities, infrastructure, workforce and supply chain elements supporting the submarine fleet. BMT is using DES to quantify the long-term sustainment requirements of the submarines and assist with mitigating risk and making informed decisions.
BMT has industry-leading experience in the detailed investigation of water consumption that we apply to find targeted opportunities for reducing water consumption – typically with very strong return on investment. Our skills and experience span across a range of sectors that cover almost all large water users.
The Queensland Government Department of Environment and Natural Resources contracted Buckley Vann Town Planning Consultants and BMT in 2010 to assist the Department with the development of a proposed planning and assessment code and associated guidelines to support the State Planning Policy for Coastal Management currently in development.