BMT Reliability Consultants (BMT) has been awarded a three year contract extension by the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Air Defence & Air Traffic Systems (ADATS) Delivery Team (DT).
Under the contract, the BMT Group subsidiary will continue supporting the ministry in assessment of the in-service performance of the T101 and T102 radars, thereby ensuring that they are effectively managed, while delivering to the required operational availability.
BMT Reliability Consultants managing director Andrew Cooper said the contract award further reinforces the company’s unique skills and experience and the longstanding partnership it shares with the ADATS Delivery Team.
”We look forward to continuing in our commitment to providing an impartial assessment of the performance of the radars,” Cooper said.
RAF ADATS DT flight lieutenant Dean Wilson said, ”The ADATS DT is pleased to renew its association with BMT reliability consultants as it provides essential support towards the achievement of our business objectives.”
BMT’s support is based on a proven data collection, analysis and validation process that is designed to address client requirements by processing real-time data to provide high confidence information against which key performance indicators (KPIs) can be managed and monitored.
The collected and analysed equipment-specific information is supplemented with data on site conditions, including temperature, humidity, shock and power quality and consumption, to ensure a complete and accurate assessment, ensuring that both the client and its contractors are fully committed to the results.
The data from both UK-based T101 and T102 radars is used by the Air Surveillance And Control Systems (ASACS) Force to provide an input to a recognised air picture, for monitoring of the airspace around the UK, and provision of tactical control of the quick reaction alert force.
The radars have also operated out of area in support of Operation Telic in Iraq, and Operation Herrick in Afghanistan.
Image: In-service performance assessment of T101 and T102 radars ensure that they are managed effectively, while delivering to the required operational availability. Photo: © BMT Group Ltd.