Royal Navy to Receive Kongsberg Advanced Navigation Simulators

The UK has tapped Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg Digital to supply advanced navigation simulators to the Royal Navy.

The simulation technology would enable “ultimate realism” in training scenarios.

Its advanced engineering and hydrodynamic vessel modeling help prepare personnel for various missions.

The deal includes cutting-edge virtual reality headsets to provide immersive training on proper ship handling and replenishment at sea.

“We are proud to deliver advanced simulator systems contributing to building competence for safer operations at sea, and it’s an honor to provide the Royal Navy with our solutions,” Kongsberg Digital vice president Andreas Jagtøyen said.

“The Royal Navy contract recognizes our technology and will strengthen our position within the naval simulator training domain.”

‘Modernizing Navigation Training’

According to Kongsberg, its advanced navigation simulator will ensure that Royal Navy sailors maximize operational effectiveness in all situations.

It will also teach trainees to maneuver in adverse weather conditions day and night.

Additionally, the technology will enable teams to train together to reduce sea-based training programs’ associated risks and costs.

Capita Defence Training managing director David Hook said that the new suite of simulators would create highly realistic training scenarios and deliver significant resilience to the Royal Navy.

“This is a significant milestone in Project Selborne’s mission to get better trained people to the front line, faster, and I’m proud to be working with Kongsberg Digital to deliver world-leading training for our Royal Navy personnel,” he said.

Apart from the simulation tech, Kongsberg will provide maintenance services by running, testing, and rolling out regular updates on the system.

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