The United States Navy selected
Kongsberg Maritime to supply
simulation training tools for its Navigation, Seamanship, and Shiphandling
Training (NSST) programs. The contract is for Kongsberg Maritime to supply
and install ‘demonstration simulator systems’ to be tested and evaluated
toward determining the feasibility of new simulator configurations and
their integration with the NSST programs.
Kongsberg Maritime will supply a cross section of its simulation systems
including a Version 1 Desktop Polaris Simulator, 25-station Polaris
E-learning navigation lab and a Version 2 Part-Task Trainer to the US
Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Two more Version 2 Polaris Bridge
simulators have been selected for installation at US Naval bases in Japan.
Herbert Taylor, President of Kongsberg Maritime Simulation Inc.
, said “In addition to installations in the majority of the world’s leading
maritime colleges, we have also supplied many systems to Navies around the world."
The Polaris system forms the basis of Kongsberg Maritime’s bridge
simulation products. It replicates the operation of real ships in a high
fidelity simulation package
that is fully scaleable. Polaris systems can
range from one PC workstation with all panels and instruments emulated on
screen up to full mission simulators with complete IBS controls and
stations, interfaced to full 360° visual systems.