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DSEI 2015: A novel naval training approach

18th September 2015 - 09:55 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London


Most armed forces around the globe are short of two precious resources – money and manpower. At DSEI, French company SeaOwl were presenting a radical approach to training with their naval training vessel, VN Partisan, a 79-metre long former oil platform support vessel.

‘Like most navies around the world the French Navy has to balance its budgets and therefore that requires it to look carefully at how it undertakes its training,' explained Jean-Jaques Choler, operations director of SeaOwl Defence Services and a former French Navy officer.'

‘To take a frigate out of harbour to act as a target for …

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