BMT Asset Performance have extensive Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (WOME) knowledge.

Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives

At BMT Asset Performance, we utilise our team’s extensive Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives (WOME) knowledge and experience to provide a pan domain capability at equipment and platform levels.

Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives

The experienced and multi-disciplinary WOME team at BMT Asset Performance comprises credible, experienced and academically qualified individuals from the defence regulatory, safety and Weapons sectors with domain and MOD organisation specific knowledge. We support both industry and defence clients in the conduct of WOME tasks for new and legacy systems. The team are able to influence at all stages of the project life cycle, drawing on their accumulated expertise in this key hazard area. 

BMT Asset Performance is well placed to provide advice, guidance and technical support across all aspects of explosives management with a thorough working knowledge of the MOD’s key documentation and safety processes.

Our capabilities include:

  • Hazard identification and analysis
  • Production of explosive safety and environmental cases, reports, Safety and Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) and Safety and Environmental Management Plans (SEMP)
  • Advice on platform design for WOME integration, including replenishment and weapon handling studies
  • Independent Safety Assurance/Advisor/Auditor functions
  • Development of safety policy, regulations, procedures and standards
  • Conduct of magazine and weapon system material state inspections
  • Generation and delivery of WOME training
  • Management of live fire ranges and training facilities including software management, data collection, analysis, asset management and maintenance
  • Advice on all aspects of WOME transportation, storage and disposal (nuclear and conventional)
  • Advice on Authorisation by the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator (DNSR) and Licencing by the Health & Safety Executive
  • Combat system and WOME Programme and Project Management services, technical design, development, equipment trials and integration support

Examples of projects we have worked on include:

  • Assessment of Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability (MARS) Tanker ammunition routes and technical design documentation
  • Production of preliminary Explosives Safety Case and Warships In Harbour Hazard Footprint Statement for FSS
  • Support to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) in managing their live firing ranges and associated assets, Urban Warfare Training Facility and Leopard II Main Battle Tank Training System and Turret Munitions Trainers
  • Independent Safety Advisor for the 4.5” Gun and Small Calibre Gun Systems
  • Support to the RN’s Close Range Weapon Training Systems
  • Independent Safety and Environmental Audits of the projects held within the Soldier, Training and Special Programmes (STSP) group
  • Assessment of safety implications of equipment stored in submarine Weapon Stowage Compartment
  • Independent Safety Audit of current and future Spearfish/Submarine Combat System Weapon Dynamic Safety Case
  • Supports to the UK MOD within a current Submarine Combat System and Weapon delivery programme
  • Review of Future Submarine WOME Preliminary Design Review and Whole Boat As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP) Framework documentation
  • Type 26 WOME Supply agreements and Technical Equipment Specifications
  • Naval Authority Group Explosives enabler studies
  • Re-write of JSP 862 (MOD Maritime Explosives Regulations)
  • UK MOD in-service weapons trials support
  • Trials and maintainability demonstrations on Weapon Handling and Discharge equipment including, Harpoon training systems, Challenger 1 and Submarine Weapon Handling Systems