Mexican Navy to deploy VSTEP simulators

29 July 2014 (Last Updated July 29th, 2014 18:30)

VSTEP has been awarded a contract by the Mexican Navy to deliver class A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulators and 24 NAUTIS desktop-trainer stations.

VSTEP SImulator

VSTEP has been awarded a contract by the Mexican Navy to deliver class A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulators and 24 NAUTIS desktop-trainer stations.

Together with its Mexican partner Edutelsa, VSTEP will deploy simulators at the Naval Academy in Veracruz and new training unit of the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar, which is scheduled to open later this year.

With a 240° horizontal field of view, the FMB simulators comply with the class A DNV standards for 2.14 certification for Maritime Simulator Systems, and IMO model courses 1.22 and 1.32.

The simulators are integrated with the NAUTIS naval task force software module, which includes tactical communications, amphibious landing, replenishment at sea and anti-piracy training.

"Our NAUTIS simulators, with [the] naval task force module, will provide naval students and personnel with a very effective training tool for naval operations."

VSTEP director Pjotr van Schothorst said: "Our NAUTIS simulators, with [the] naval task force module, will provide naval students and personnel with a very effective training tool for naval operations.

"We look forward to delivery and installation of the simulator classrooms for the new simulator wing in Veracruz, and will maintain a strong relationship with the Mexican Navy for future projects."

VSTEP has also created and incorporated diverse Mexican naval bases into the simulators.

Earlier this year, VSTEP was awarded a contract to deliver simulators for deployment at all FIDENA schools in Mexico.


Image: VSTEP's class A NAUTIS full mission bridge (FMB) simulator. Photo: courtesy of VSTEP B.V.

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