Kongsberg is set to introduce its new integrated naval training solution, Proteus integrated naval training environment for resource management and crew teamwork (INTERACT), this week at the I/ITSEC 2012 in Orlando, Florida, US.
Developed jointly by the simulation and training departments of Kongsberg, Proteus Interact is intended to provide fully integrated vessel training under complex naval scenarios that involves combining multiskills, teams and force-levels.
Featuring low-risk high-level architecture (HLA), the new scalable training solution is a combination of Kongsberg's Proteus naval training solutions and Polaris ship bridge simulator technology to provide a stable simulation environment.
The Proteus Interact allows users to integrate HLA-compliant and distributed interactive simulation (DIS) compatible trainers to optimise existing training capabilities and enhance affordability while supporting collective crew training.
In order to serve as a completely integrated naval vessel training solution, the Proteus Interact can also be combined with Kongsberg Neptune engine room simulators, which involve engine room and other engineering failures effects.
The new system also enables the combat information centre (CIC) and bridge teams to make tactical decisions in realistic whole crew simulation and training environments with a wide range of scenarios and countering potential threats.
Scenarios and threats provided by the solution include counter-swarm training, mission rehearsal, after-action review, area access or area denial operations, and missions to protect overall maritime infrastructure.
The solution also provides simulated missions environments such as naval, coastguard and maritime policing roles, which include developing and validating concepts of operations.
The bridge and CIC teams will use Proteus Interact to connect with crew-served weapon operators, lookouts, cooperating vessels, helicopters, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, threats and traffic ships, with all operating in a common scenario.
Proteus Interact integrated naval training solution is likely to be available for delivery in the first quarter of 2013.