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BMT Completes Study for Royal Australian Navy

first_imgzoom Melbourne-based BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed a study for the Commonwealth of Australia, to examine a range of options for the Life of Type Extension (LOTE) of a wide range of Defence Maritime Platforms. This included the entire surface fleet of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), through to the LCM (Landing Craft Mechanised) and LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo) vehicles of Army Marine.Undertaking the study in two stages over the course of 12 months, BMT developed a risk-based approach to assess the viability of LOTE for 11 classes of ship. Unlike the approach taken by others, BMT recognised the importance of ensuring the study was not limited solely to material/condition surveys and incorporated the Fundamental Inputs to Capability (FIC). This allowed the full cost of operating the fleet within the various LOTE scenarios to be identified.As well as identifying the costing options, the study provided an understanding of any impact on achieving availability targets while satisfying safety, environmental and technical risk imperatives.Peter Sanders, Principal Consultant at BMT Design & Technology comments: “Our intimate understanding of the defence engineering environment provided the customer with the confidence that we could deliver a comprehensive study which met their requirements. We were also able to draw upon the knowledge and expertise from our sister companies, BMT Isis and BMT Defence Services, both of which have extensive experience of working in the defence sector.”BMT, October 7, 2013last_img read more

Annan recommends extending UN mission in Burundi until next May

The most urgent priority is to ensure that the conflict with the National Liberation Forces (FNL) is brought to an end, he says in his fifth report to the UN Security Council.”I encourage the Government, as well as the international and regional partners concerned, to adopt a common approach to resolving this conflict,” Mr. Annan says. “In this regard, I welcome the steps taken by the Government to engage in talks with FNL, and urge it to continue with these efforts, which have the support of the international community. I also strongly urge FNL leaders to seize this opportunity to join the peace process.”While the need for an ONUB military presence should continue to be assessed closely in close consultation with the Government, it is proposed that the mission’s military component could begin its drawdown in December with the withdrawal of one national contingent, he says.Together with other withdrawals and redeployments this would result in a reduction of approximately 2,000 personnel, or 40 per cent of ONUB’s current authorized military strength, between April and June, he says. With the completion of this withdrawal, the remainder of the ONUB force would remain temporarily deployed in the three border provinces where FNL remains active – Bujumbura Rural, including the capital, Bubanza and Cibitoké, he states.The efforts of the Tanzanian Government to bring FNL to the negotiating table are commendable, but should no tangible progress be achieved in the coming weeks, “the Security Council and the region may wish to give due consideration to the use of targeted measures against those among the FNL leaders who continue to obstruct a peaceful solution,” Mr. Annan says.Meanwhile, Burundi is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and disputes over land ownership and other social inequities have been at the core of the country’s conflict. With rising demographic pressures, alternative income-generating opportunities for rural communities will be essential to lessen the pressure on land and the dependency on agriculture, he says. read more

Womens EHF CL Budućnost beat Gyor in biggest EURO derby

2. FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria8422230:217(13)10 3. HC Vardar7403185:171(14)8 ← Previous Story Easy job for Barca in Montpellier Next Story → Vive Tauron Kielce sign Filip Ivić? The reigning Women’s EHF Champions league winners, ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica beat Hungarian Gyor 25:22 (12:12) in the biggest female handball derby. Dragan Adzić girls showed strentgh in front of 5.000 domestic fans in “Moraća” hall to win important points which lead them to the best position before the quarter-final clashes this season.Croatian goalie between the posts of home team, Marta Žderić, had brilliant night with 16 saves, while Dragan Cvijić netted six goals. Eduarda Amorim was the best shooter among Hungarian girls with seven goals.BUDUĆNOST – GYOR 25:22 (12:12)BUDUĆNOST: Nenezić, ŽDERIĆ (16 saves), Pletikosić, I. Pavićević, NEAGU 2, Jauković 1, Agović, IRMAN 4, Kovačević, BULATOVIĆ 5 (1), Ramusović, CVIJIĆ 6, MEHMEDOVIĆ 4, B. Pavićević, Ahruk, RAIČEVIĆ 3.ĐER: GRIMBSO (10 saves), Knedlikova 3, Alstad 1, LOKE 2, Hudak, Harsfalvi, KOVAČIĆ 1, SULLAND 3 (3), Lakatos, AMORIM 7, ORBAN 1, GROTT 3, Broch 1, Kis.Savehof celebrated the first win in Main Round after beating HC Midtjyland 32:24.STANDINGS: 1. Rostov-Don8710211:188(23)15 Russian Rostov lost first point in European elite competition this season. FTC played 29:29 with strong Russian in Budapest.Larvik HK demolished Thuringer 28:20 in Germany, while Baia Mare scored decisive goal before the final buzzer for important win in France over Fleury 18:17.STANDINGS: 6. IK Sävehof8107173:225(-52)2 1. Buducnost8611213:164(49)13 5. FC Midtjylland8215176:206(-30)5 4. CSM Bucuresti7313167:162(5)7 3. Larvik8404213:204(9)8 4. HCM Baia Mare8404203:199(4)8 2. Györi Audi ETO KC8512196:182(14)11 5. Fleury Loiret Handball8224203:214(-11)6 6. Thüringer HC8017189:227(-38)1 read more