TEDDINGTON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Midget Submarine Programme will be supported by the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, BMT, under a consulting engineering contract, awarded to the company as announced on 17th October 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com
“BMT is proud to have won this contract with the RTN and looks forward to applying the broad knowledge and experience that it has of naval design, build and acquisition programmes across all key engineering disciplines. We remain respectful of the RTN’s intent that the design activities should be wholly undertaken by themselves and we are confident that BMT can add much value through its independent and trusted support. We very much hope that this contract represents the start of a long relationship with the RTN and that it also serves to raise the profile of BMT’s defence capability among other submarine operating nations in South East Asia,” said James Woolford, Naval Engineering Manager at BMT.
The above mentioned contract was signed in September and set for completion in the first quarter of 2019. It is the first government defence contract awarded to BMT in Thailand, as well as the first use of an overseas independent consultancy in this capacity by the RTN as it seeks specialist knowledge and experience to gradually develop an indigenous submarine design capability.
Under the contract BMT will recommend submarine-specific engineering management best practice for supporting the RTN in minimising the risk during the design phase.
BMT has been involved as a client advisory company for the needs of several overseas governments by now and it also supports domestic submarine acquisition and in-service support programmes from its offices in Canada and Australia offering cost-effective solutions to business problems that require technical excellence, independent thinking and innovation. Since 1993, the UK defence businesses of the company have supported the UK’s in-service submarine fleet and submarine design programmes.
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