BMT Design & Technology has built a considerable experience base in the domains of in-service support and design of landing craft. Utilising our skills and knowledge we are able to provide support in the areas of configuration change design and management, safety assessment, maintenance optimisation, obsolescence management, capability insertion, ship conversions, refit management and service life extension.
As examples of where our expertise has been applied, the following Engineering Assessment and/or Detailed Design tasks have been undertaken on the Royal Australian Navy BALIKPAPAN class of LCH vessels:
- Whole Ship Safety Case Generation;
- Diesel Generator Replacement;
- Hydraulic System Upgrade;
- Air Conditioning Plant Upgrade;
- Echo Sounder Upgrade;
- Local Area Network (LAN) Installation;
- Autopilot and Helm System Upgrade;
- Magazine Upgrade
Amongst its portfolio, BMT has also developed designs for High Speed Landing Craft Heavy. Click here to see further details.
Future Landing Craft
BMT Design & Technology is working closely with our sister company, BMT Defence Services Ltd. (U.K.) to provide highly capable options for the RAN’s new LCH class. The beaching and at-sea vehicle
transfer activity of landing craft represent a unique and harsh environment; consequently, considerable experience is required when selecting a suitable design approach. BMT Defence Services Ltd. provides the necessary experience through an extensive history of Amphibious warfare vessel design for the MoD.
Recent design work by BMT Defence Services Ltd. has included the acclaimed Caimen-200 design for a fast Landing Craft Tank (LCT). A detailed overview of the Caimen-200 design approach and features is provided here.
Click the image for a video of the Caimen in action
Our concept of a single role yet re-configurable minor warship
Minor warships are a category of naval vessel covering a range of roles, including mine counter measures, off-shore patrol and survey. These vessels may be deployed in a war role, within threat environments, but are usually small and of a specialised nature.
So far, these roles have been achieved through the design of individual classes of vessel with little commonality. The emergence of new technologies, specifically the use of off-board, unmanned systems decreases the need for a highly specialised platform and offers the potential of a single, re-configurable platform.
We have created a framework concept design, BMT Venator®, that helps us explore how such a warship may satisfy a range of different roles more efficiently and cost-effectively.
We started our exploration by developing the Venator single role platform concept to be re-configurable, from time to time, to perform a range of missions, including:
Mine Counter Measures (MCM)
Hydrographic and Environmental Assessment
We applied our BMT InSpira® process for rapid, multi-disciplinary R&D to study the key design drivers for this type of vessel.
- An affordable solution to a complex capability requirement
- A flexible and adaptable desgn, maximising mission availability
- Increased operational flexibility through its global deployability
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