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RCN trains crews for paradigm shift as Arctic operations beckon

29th July 2022 - 12:48 GMT | by Dr Joetey Attariwala in Canada

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The RCN is engaging with industry to identify new technologies and approaches to training and simulation as part of the Future Naval Training System. (Photo: Joetey Attariwala)

The Royal Canadian Navy is enhancing simulator infrastructure at its main Pacific training facility, with an emphasis on upgrading projectors and introducing VR technology.

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is training crews for the paradigm shift into the Arctic that will come with the impending entry into service of the Harry DeWolf-class Arctic offshore patrol vessels.

The Navigation and Bridge Simulator (NABS) building in the RCN Naval Fleet School (Pacific) at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt houses a large 360° Front Projection Display bridge simulator (Bridge Alpha), and a number of 4K flat panel direct display navigation and bridge simulators, all of which are currently being supported by Kongsberg.

Both types replicate Halifax-class frigates, Kingston-class coastal defence vessels and the Harry

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Dr Joetey Attariwala is a Shephard correspondent based in Canada.

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