The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has awarded a command team trainer simulation infrastructure contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the Hobart Class air warfare destroyer (AWD) command team trainer (CTT).

Under the new NOK50m ($8.4m) contract, the company will support the AWD systems engineer Raytheon Australia in delivering the simulator.

The simulation infrastructure, based on Kongsberg’s PROTEUS naval training technology, will provide the CTT with exercise control and a common synthetic environment for integration of the Aegis Weapon System, sensors and effectors into the ship.

The infrastructure also offers LINK 11/16 and DIS interfaces for external joint combined training.

The contract is an extension of the Australian tactical interface (ATI), signed in 2009 between Kongsberg and Raytheon.