09 Mar 17. Belarus reveals new defence export regulations. Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has signed into law a decree reforming the country’s strategic export controls.
The signing of Decree Number 49 ‘Concerning the State Regulation in Export Control’ was announced on 7 March. The regulations outline measures approved in an initial law (on export controls) that came into being in May 2016. The regulations were due within six months of the Export Control Law taking effect but appear to have been delayed until now. Provisions in the decree relate to procedures for authorising defence trade intermediaries and for evaluating the capacity of export permit applicants to perform specific activities. (Source: IHS Jane’s)
09 Mar 17. BMT launches new maritime legislation database for UK MoD. BMT Asset Performance has launched a new maritime legislation database (MLD) for the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) at the 9th Maritime Safety Forum held in Abbey Wood.
The new and improved database was launched in partnership with the Defence Maritime Regulator (DMR), and is specifically intended for the MoD defence equipment and support (DE&S) community.
BMT’s new database tool will enable duty holders for platforms, equipment and operations to have an easier platform to demonstrate compliance with the applicable safety and environmental protection legislation.
BMT Asset Performance was assisted in the development by its sister company BMT Defence Services, which provides ship design and technical support. The company provided enhanced functionality, involving the ability to integrate compliance status into an industry standard template.
The utilisation of the company’s current ‘live’ database, in addition to being able to routinely update the status, helps eliminate the need for costly legislative compliance reassessment processes.
BMT Asset Performance managing director Mike Prince said: “Being able to deliver a consistent approach by centrally capturing and managing the legislative requirements was key.
“The MLD now enables the DMR to manage and share vital information in a much more coherent way.”
The legislation database has been developed and maintained for use by the DMR, and the MLD will provide project teams with a central source of current legislative information as well as a pan-organisation overview of compliance performance. (Source: naval-technology.com)
09 Mar 17. TVS Supply Chain Solutions awarded Supply and Management contract by the UK Ministry of Defence. TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) has secured a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of general stores equipment to the Royal Navy fleet. The contract will see TVS SCS provide procurement, service management, supply support, equipment upkeep management and technical services for a range of items used by the Royal Navy. Items include; catering equipment, domestic appliances, ropes, cleaning hardware, lab equipment and much more.
TVS SCS, already a large contractor to the UK MoD, will continue to play a key role in the MoD’s strategy of modernising inventory management, procurement and maintaining a supply chain that is responsive to the needs of the military.
Paul Kettle, Business Development Director at TVS SCS said; “We are delighted to have secured this contract for the supply and management of a wide range of items required by the Royal Navy. It underpins our strategy of providing world leading supply chain solutions to reduce the operating cost of our customers. We look forward to working alongside the UK MoD’s Marine Systems Support team to provide them with the visibility and control of the items and services demanded under the contract to deliver the optimum service to the end user.”
TVS SCS currently provide its supply chain services to support a wide range of defence equipment and commodities including; military vehicles, construction vehicles, clothing, food, fuel, medical equipment, field catering, pharmace