The UK Navy has received the new maritime composite training system (MCTS) from BAE Systems.

The MCTS is a warfare operator training system that helps individuals and teams develop the knowledge and skills needed to operate their ships at sea.

The Navy’s Commodore Tim Lowe RN said, “40 years ago the Royal Navy started introducing technology into its warfare. Today, with MCTS, we have moved to the next stage and certainly in our training delivery we have the ability to train, deliver and employ maritime effect in a far better and a far more effective way than we have ever done before.”

The £108m MCTS could be upgraded to include interoperation with ships to provide training on board as part of the maritime synthetic training (MaST) programme.