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Combat Systems

Positive risk reduction, timely completion and platform operability are central to combat systems acquisition and upgrades. At BMT, we specialise in fulfilling customer needs while preventing budget increases, late delivery and operational shortfalls

Independent Consulting Engineering | Design Support Services | Technical Services | Information Data Management

Independent Consulting Engineering

BMT's comprehensive domain knowledge combined with our experience in senior acquisition leadership and whole platform perspective allows us to understand the complex challenges associated with combat system design and integration.

We are experienced in the exploitation of modular open system architectures, the evolution of “common core combat systems” across various classes of warship, the migration of software functionality to a common shared infrastructure, and in the spiral development of combat system capability.

At BMT, we understand the transition of combat system capability from legacy to new build ships via mid-life and life-extension upgrades. This includes prevention of equipment divergence while accommodating product evolution and managing the consequences of having to use commercial products in a military environment.

Design Support Services

BMT's combat systems team demonstrates expert engineering drawing and illustration skills, which allow us to offer enriched design solutions. We use the latest CAD and 3D modelling software tools and techniques to clarify, enhance and support the technical requirements of our customers' programmes, including: 

  • maturity reviews
  • technical assessments
  • preliminary feasibility studies
  • fully integrated installation guidance 

We have the necessary planning, configuration and programme management skills required to ensure successful contract execution and have a proven track record spanning 15 years. Some of our major customers include UK Ministry of Defence, Army land vehicle and Royal Navy submarine and surface fleets plus we have worked on a variety of international platform combat system maturity projects.

Technical Services

With the increasing complexity of modern day systems, it is more important than ever that engineers, operators and system managers are supported with accurate information that is accessible and coherent. At BMT Defence Services, our combat systems engineers, technical authors and illustrators provide a system of "intelligent authoring", which is comprehensive of operator and maintenance documentation.

Information Data Management

There are significant advantages of using technology for comprehensive Independent Data Management particularly its cost-effective and time-saving methods for intricate design and systems services.

Having over 15 years’ experience in supporting engineering contracts, BMT Defence Services’ Combat Systems Team offers a broad spectrum of skills and knowledge in capturing and manipulating data. We can create bespoke solutions for customer problems, which fulfil human factors, training, volumetric analysis, reverse engineering and surface analysis requirements while providing accuracy to at least 2mm detail.

Careers with BMT Defence Services

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