BMT has released details of its next generation ‘Pentamaran’ platform for autonomous applications. Offering a myriad of applications for defence and commercial innovators, these vessels may be custom configured for military, patrol, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and hydrographic survey work.
The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced the purchase of an upgrade to its BMT SARIS search and rescue planning system, consisting of the deployment of 20 licences across Denmark, and covering Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (STASCo) has signed a contract with BMT which will see Shell purchase its own in-house licence to use BMT’s navigation simulator, REMBRANDT.
BMT, in partnership with ASV Global, is leading a new £1.2 million research project that will focus on applying deep learning machine vision systems, trained with a combination of simulated and real-world data, to support autonomous navigation systems.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Australia’s national transport safety investigator, has agreed a deal with BMT to license the UK-based company’s REMBRANDT navigation and manoeuvring simulator technology for use in its investigative process.
A £1.8 million Vessel Technology Assessment System (VTAS) project has been established in the UK, which aims to quantify the financial benefits of investing in fuel efficient technologies for existing and future vessels to assist in accelerating their deployment across the maritime industry.
BMT is set to lead a new £1.2 million research project funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space.
Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has agreed a deal with BMT SMART to install BMT’s vessel performance monitoring system on four VLCCs under construction for a Greek owner, in addition to similar recently contracted orders to outfit seven Suezmax and Aframax tankers being built for Norwegian and Singaporean owners.
BMT SMART (BMT) has launched its SMARTMOBILE webpage, a portal offering access to key vessel performance data that has been optimised for smartphones and smaller tablets.
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