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Kongsberg Wins $15.4 Mln Simulator Contract

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 15, 2018

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg Digital

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg has landed its largest ever simulator contract in a SGD 21.2 million ($15.4 million) deal with the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs. The contract, executed by Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation, will see the delivery in Q1 2020 of four advanced K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators with a 10 year comprehensive maintenance agreement to the Singapore Police Coast Guard.

The new simulator facility is being established to provide highly realistic Tactical Boat Handling and Fast Interception training for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Kongsberg Digital will deliver 4 high speed craft simulators replicating different boat types with a 240 HFOV (horizontal field of view) on full motion platforms, two Instructor Operator Stations and two briefing/debriefing rooms. The simulators will also be equipped with weapon capabilities, provided by a third-party, for multiple weapon types to facilitate highly realistic and full-scale tactical training and provide trainees with the perception of operating in actual environments. Kongsberg Digital’s delivery will also encompass project management and engineering, installation, commissioning and testing, and an integrated logistics service.

Kongsberg Digital’s proven quality in maritime simulation, aided by the valued local standing of Kongsberg Maritime Singapore, helped win this first-ever contract with Singapore Police Coast Guard. With an extensive reference list of substantial commercial and naval/governmental installation projects, and following successful demonstrations at several customer sites, Kongsberg Digital’s technology was recognized as the most credible, reliable and competitively-priced simulator solution.

K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators are centered upon the unparalleled realism and versatility of the K-Sim Navigation ship’s bridge simulator. With its advanced physics engine and cutting-edge hydrodynamic vessel modelling, the simulator provides a fully interoperable representation of vessels, objects and equipment which all behave as they would in real life.To simulate fast craft used by organisations such as the Singapore Police Coast Guard, necessitates advanced hydrodynamic modelling performance to ensure realistic and near to real-time simulator training. The new simulators will push the technology to achieve an entirely new level of hydrodynamic capabilities and will create a realistic and immersive simulated environment to effectively train the boat crew on ship handling and fast interception operations together with weapon engagements.

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