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New Zealand gets combat system trainer

16th March 2017 - 7:30 by The Shephard News Team

New Zealand gets combat system trainer

Lockheed Martin Canada has delivered a new ANZAC combat system trainer to the Royal New Zealand Navy, the company announced on 14 March.

The trainer was delivered to the Maritime Warfare Training Centre at the Royal New Zealand Navy base in Devonport as part of New Zealand's ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project.

Lockheed Martin Canada is designing and supplying the combat management system for each ANZAC class frigate along with the supply and integration of various sensors, missile system and a combat system trainer for the Devonport Naval Base in Auckland.

Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin, said: 'It is wonderful to receive the trainer early which will allow our sailors to be properly prepared when the upgraded ships arrive. Lockheed Martin Canada's combat system trainer is a world class trainer that will revolutionise the way we train our crews.'

Rosemary Chapdelaine, vice president and general manager Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems, added: 'The ANZAC combat system trainer provides a generational shift in training capability with a realistic synthetic environment capable of generating high fidelity simulations of real world conditions. We are proud of our Canadian-developed solution and thrilled to deliver this advanced capability to the Royal New Zealand Navy.'

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