The Indonesian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract to VSTEP to deliver its Class-A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulators to train the Indonesian Navy's Sigma-class corvette bridge personnel.
Under the contract, the navy's Kobangdikal marine training facility in Surabaya, Indonesia, will receive two NAUTIS FMB simulators, which are designed with a 270° field of view projected on a cylindrical screen to enable realistic training.
The company will also supply five custom-built ports and navigation screens for the Indonesian navy as part of its modernising programme to more effectively combat maritime crime and piracy.
VSTEP director Cristijn Sarvaas said the company would support the delivery and commissioning of the simulators, as well as training of local instructors.
In order to enhance the local content, VSTEP has partnered with Terravision to install two of bothNAUTIS instructor stations and desktop training simulators at the facility.
Delivering an affordable alternative for training maritime officers and crews, the maritime training simulator is a new generation of advanced Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certified maritime training solution for the military and civilian maritime industry.
Equipped with a suite of flexible editor tools, NAUTIS simulators enable instructors to quickly and easily prepare training scenarios and manage exercises in real-time.
Easily adaptable to specific training needs, the simulators can train large numbers of trainees simultaneously and provides highest level of graphical detail and realism, user-friendly set of instructor tools and standard interface to connect to external equipment.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) built SIGMA-class frigates have been designed to support missions, including maritime search-and-rescue, fishery and natural resources protection and law enforcement duties.
Image: An illustration of VSTEP-built NAUTIS simulator. Photo: courtesy of VSTEP.