BAE Systems has today been awarded with a contract by the Commonwealth to develop and train the Royal Australian Navy on the Landing Helicopter Dock ships. BAE Systems will use simulation and virtual scenarios using the latest technology including avatars.
“The most obvious benefit in using computer simulation is that the technology allows us to recreate, and for the crew to interact with the LHD environment, without the actual complete ship,” said Harry Bradford, BAE Systems director of maritime. “This means greater flexibility and lower cost for our customer.”
A team of 30 people at BAE Systems will manage the training process for the LHD project.The work is expected to be completed in 2012 and the delivery of the first training packages is expected in 2013 ahead of the completion of the first ship.