The Royal New Zealand Navy and Lockheed Martin Canada have opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.
The combat system trainer was delivered to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport last month, and is part of the wider New Zealand ANZAC frigate system upgrade project.
Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems vice-president and general manager Rosemary Chapdelaine said: “The ANZAC combat system trainer provides a generational shift in training capability, with a realistic synthetic environment capable of generating high fidelity simulations of real-world conditions.
“We are proud of our Canadian-developed solution and thrilled to deliver this advanced capability to the Royal New Zealand Navy.”
Royal New Zealand Navy chief rear admiral John Martin said: “It is wonderful to receive the trainer early, which will allow our sailors to be properly prepared when the upgraded ships arrive.
“Lockheed Martin Canada's combat system trainer is a world class trainer that will revolutionise the way we train our crews.”
Lockheed Martin Canada completes the first international delivery of its combat management system (CMS) 330 with the trainer's delivery, which was initially manufactured for Canada's Department of National Defence and then modified for the Royal New Zealand Navy.
CMS 330 and Lockheed Martin Canada's combat system integration capability are currently being utilised on a daily basis on the Royal Canadian Navy’s upgraded Halifax-class frigates.
Image: Lockheed Martin Canada's combat system trainer delivered to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport, New Zealand.