Thales Germany has signed a cooperation agreement with Transas Marine to designed and develop a new simulator, known as a full warship trainer (FWST).
Under the terms of the agreement, a modular simulation solution in various configurations will be developed by the team to generate virtual simulation of an entire warship for training purposes.
FWST will be able to simulate the ship's control from the bridge, work in the engine room, combat management system (CMS) training, realistic door gunner exercises for helicopter missions and weapons training for boarding teams.
Individual teams can use the system to train in different scenarios, including part of the classical navigation training on the bridge, or a classic skirmish from an operations centre.
All individual teams of a ship will be integrated to form a full crew complement for final deployment preparation.
Transas Marine managing director Ralf Lehnert said: "The synergies for the customer are clearly evident, since two technology leaders are combining their core competencies to create an exceedingly capable and cost-efficient team training system."
Capable of providing an option to train in classic maritime scenarios, as well as current and future scenarios, the FWST can also play the role to develop and implement principles and procedures for future personnel and procurement projects.
Using its modular approach with specific needs, FWST is also aimed at enhancing customers' flexibility by enabling customisation of individual training centres to train individual elements.
The trainer's first-generation configuration is expected to be made available on the market shortly.