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Thales to modernise German Navy’s trainers

16th February 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has been awarded a contract to modernise the German Navy's tactical and procedural trainer (TVTM1) at the naval training centre (MOS) in Bremerhaven, it announced on 15 February.

The contract includes regeneration of the TVT, VT-MOS2 and TacFloor3 tactical trainers, in order to address outdated IT infrastructure issues.

The TVTM1 prepares officers in administration, commanders and command teams of warships for missions and exercises.  VT-MOS2 is a procedural trainer used to prepare sergeants and young officers for practical operational service. The TacFloor3 enables operational map games to be projected in a large format on the floor and/or wall, allowing larger course groups to jointly evaluate a tactical situation.

Thales will also supply a new software development environment and a new reference system for the simulators. The upgrade work is expected to be completed by August 2018.

Brunhilde Henze, project manager, BAAINBw S6.3, said: ‘With this project we solve the deterioration problems of existing systems and increase the capabilities of the tactical naval centre by participating in national and international simulated training and mission preparations.’

The regenerated systems will give the tactical naval centre the future capability to maintain the training of navy operators – covering a wide range of ranks – at a very high level. The ability to participate in networked simulation exercises on a national and international scale will also be increased.

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