The maritime wing of the Australian Army purchased and installed a VSTEP simulator classroom at its Townsville base in Queensland. The maritime simulators are used for landing craft operations and navigation training.

The simulator purchase was made following an enquiry from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Bohemia Interactive Simulations, a global software company providing simulation training solutions for military and civilian organizations. As a developer of certified maritime simulators, VSTEP was approached by the ADF to supply an advanced maritime simulator classroom for the Australian Army at the Townsville base.

The maritime simulator classroom delivered by VSTEP includes 12 NAUTIS Desktop Trainers and 2 NAUTIS Instructor Stations. The simulators use the NAUTIS Naval Task Force software module, a training module specifically designed to meet the training requirements of the military. NAUTIS Naval Task Force includes tactical communications, landing craft operations, replenishment at sea and anti-piracy training.

To maximize familiarization during training, VSTEP has also modelled and integrated the Townsville base and surrounding waterways into the NAUTIS simulators.

Joost van Ree, VSTEP Sales Director: “Supplying the Australian Army with maritime simulators to realize its high end simulator classroom and fulfil its training objectives was a priority for us. The VSTEP Simulators provide the Australian Army with a very effective training tool for naval and landing craft operations due to their integrated Naval Task Force module.”

The Australian Army contract is the latest in a row of military simulator contracts for VSTEP. Earlier this year, VSTEP won the contract to provide maritime simulators to the Mexican Navy.

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