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FIRST KONGSBERG FAST CRAFT SIMULATORS IN OPERATION IN SINGAPORE

Monday, June 15, 2020 

Kongsberg Digital has delivered its first K-Sim Fast Craft simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard (SPCG) Training Centre in Singapore.

The four installed simulators reproduce a variety of high-speed vessel types and are supplied under the terms of a landmark contract with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs. The simulator is said to be the first of its kind in enabling realistic vessel simulation at speeds exceeding 50 knots, integrating with an advanced eye-tracking system in addition to weapons capabilities. It will provide new recruits with a lifelike high-speed tactical and rapid interception training programme, enabling exercises to be carried out and professionally assessed in controlled conditions of complete safety, avoiding risk to personnel and equipment. The exercises are repeatable, allowing trainees to achieve the required standard of competence.

The adaptable K-Sim Fast Craft simulator uses an advanced physics engine and customisable hydrodynamic modelling to duplicate the ways in which high-speed vessels behave iwhen affected by factors such as wave movements or impacts with other crafts and floating objects, in a range of sea states and at different speeds.

Along with the full motion platform, the simulator’s 270° HFOV (horizontal field of view), low-radius, cylindrical visual projection system provides a large vertical field of view with extension panels for floor projection covering the hull sides, while the integrated physical bridge layout can accommodate actual control and display apparatus to heighten the sensation of working in a complex onboard environment.

As well as enhancing the trainees’ tactical decision-making capabilities by exposing them to a range of complex scenarios, the simulator supports training in advanced boat handling, navigation and interception techniques, escalation of force and weapons engagement, including mission planning, rehearsals and full-scale debriefing/after action reviews. Its instructor monitoring and assessment system means that trainees receive the highest standard of invaluable and easy-to-understand feedback.

“The delivery of our first K-Sim Fast Craft simulator marks the beginning of a transformative new era for the personnel engaged in such vital and potentially hazardous work,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, SVP Maritime Simulation, Kongsberg Digital. “The long-term value of providing full scale training for these highly skilled duties in conditions of absolute safety is incalculable. Our cost-effective simulators obviously save substantial sums of money, but of prime importance is the fact that they also literally save lives.”

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