Cohort company SEA, a joint venture partner in Canadian-based naval specialists JSK Naval Support with Kaycom Inc., a trusted provider for the Canadian Government, is expanding the international footprint for its deck simulation technology used for training Flight Deck Officers by incorporating the latest technical developments to enhance the systems’ training capability.
SEA’s DECKsim systems are used in the UK, Europe and around the world, where they replicate flight decks and land-based airfield environments for training flight deck officers in aircraft handling procedures, based on single spot or multi-spot operations. Latest success is a new portable training application for the Royal Norwegian Navy with SEA supplying a Ship/Helicopter Operating Limits (SHOL) training application on a ruggedized laptop.
Recent enhancements include incorporating a virtual representation of the Curtiss Wright Aircraft Ship Integrated and Secure Traverse System (ASIST) into the suite and integrating the latest virtual reality and augmented reality capabilities.
Both developments will be available on new installations or can be retro-fitted to existing simulation software. Some 30 ASIST systems are currently installed or on order for five navies, on seven ship types, operating with five different helicopters worldwide.
The advanced handling technology helps helicopter pilots to make landings during a quiescent period in ship motion. For Flight Deck Officers, on deck manoeuvring is easily conducted with a single operator with no need to connect any ancillary equipment or guide cables to the helicopter.
Utilising the latest gaming techniques, SEA’s systems provide a high fidelity 3D environment repurposed to deliver safe, efficient and high fidelity immersive training.
SEA Business Development Executive, Andy McGowan explained: “Gaming technology is driving the training and simulation environment. We have harnessed the latest developments in technology and added them to DECKsim to enhance the systems’ training capability. The use of a ruggedized laptop also takes DECKsim training outside of the classroom and allows trainees to conduct refresher training whilst doing airfield training simulating the conditions on a ship.”
JSK Naval Support will be on Stand 805 at DEFSEC Atlantic 2017.