The Royal Australian Navy has contracted an extension of the supply of Navantia’s Integrated Platform Management System, with the target of incorporating an advanced training system on board: the On Board Training System (OBTS).
The OBTS consists of simulation software that provides crews with a training facility, thanks to the simulation of the equipments and systems connected to the IPMS, as well as a dynamic response to the actions of the operator.
The software implements a dynamic, coherent real-time simulation and allows the operators of the IPMS consoles to connect to a virtual ship with the same behaviour as a real one, for individual and group training.
The OBTS is a complement of the IPMS, which provides a high degree of training to the crews in order to respond to any possible situation in real navigation.
The OBTS is implemented on the basis of the COMPLEX/SIMPLEX technology developed by Navantia Sistemas.
The value of this extension of supply is of approximately €3.1m, and will be developed during a term of 24 months.
Australia has a strategic importance for Navantia, a country where besides the successes obtained in the area of the naval construction, it has managed to be a leader in the systems area, as the supply of the Integrated Platform Management System of the ships can attest.
Navantia is also initiating activities in the area of Life Cycle Support, where it foresees to be a relevant actor, not only in the maintenance of the supplied ships, but also in the maintenance of the systems and equipments integrated in the platforms: ALHD, LLC and AWD.
In these moments, Navantia has approximately 30 persons working in Australia for the different programs where is participating and foresees to increase it by means of newly created Navantia Australia Pty.