VR Trainer Extends User Flexibility
SEA, a Cohort plc company, has delivered a man portable version of its DECKsim virtual reality (VR) flight deck officer (FDO) simulator to the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN).
The RNoN has used a fully integrated DECKsim at its training establishment in Bergen for the last five years. The new portable solution enables it to train individuals on board any ship or at any land-based facility.
DECKsim system replicates flight decks (ships and oil platforms) and land-based airfield environments for training aircraft handling procedures. It is used by a number of navies, which have demonstrated a reduction in FDO-related flying hours by up to 50% as a result. The consequent reduction in training costs and the prospect of a rapid return on investment is currently attracting strong interest globally in DECKsim, for both fixed installation simulators and portable solutions. The system is easily configured for specific airframes, platforms and scenario requirements.
“DECKsim harnesses the latest developments in VR technology embodied within a modular system and users around the world have already benefited from considerable improvements in training effectiveness and the costs of delivering FDO training,” commented SEA Business Development Executive, Andy McGowan.