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IT2EC 2023: Simulation is a key enabler of multi-domain operations, says Dutch navy leader

24th April 2023 - 16:45 GMT | by Giles Ebbutt in Rotterdam


There is already a detailed virtual model of the RNLN’s new support ship, Den Helder, which is under construction, so crews can begin training ahead of its delivery. (Image: Damen)

The Royal Netherlands Navy's Cdre Jeanette Morang highlighted how simulation now allows training for complex multi-domain scenarios that are impractical to replicate in full in the real world.

Simulation can play a vital part in training for multi-domain operations (MDO) in today’s increasingly uncertain and complex environment, Cdre Jeanette Morang, Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) and Commander Netherlands Maritime Force (COMNLMARFOR) said in the opening keynote address at the IT2EC event in Rotterdam today.

She noted that the full definition of MDO is the ’orchestration of military activity across all domains and environments, synchronised with non-military activity, to deliver the convergence of effects at the speed of relevance’.

Preparing to face this complex task, she said, is helped by the dramatic improvement in modelling and simulation technology which now

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Giles Ebbutt


Giles Ebbutt

Giles Ebbutt is a Shephard Media correspondent based in the UK who specialises in C4ISR …

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