Dutch Navy commissions VR programme

25th February 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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A new VR programme has been commissioned by the Royal Netherlands Navy to support the training of the navy’s technical students.

Developed by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS), Thales Nederland and the Extended Reality maritime innovation cluster run by the Simulation Center Maritime, the Intro-TD-OPV experience allows students to make 'virtual acquaintance' with naval vessels. 

Supported by game techniques and a narrative, students can move over the patrol ship HNLMS Hollandand learn the functional design of the ship and the location of the systems on board.

By using VR technology, game technology and gamification to innovative education, the navy hopes to improve its ability to recruit and retain suitable personnel.

For the realisation of this VR project, DSNS worked closely with students from the Media Designer course at Scalda in Vlissingen, who participated in developing course 3D models and graphics.

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