Singapore coast guard opts for Kongsberg simulators

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 16 October 2018


A major contract valued at 21.2 million SGD (US$15.4Mn) to deliver sophisticated and comprehensive Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators has been awarded by Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs to Norway’s Kongsberg Group.

The contract, executed by Kongsberg Digital Maritime Simulation is the largest yet secured by the company and will see the delivery in Q1 2020 of four advanced K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators with a 10-year comprehensive maintenance agreement to the Singapore Police Coast Guard.

The new simulator facility is being established to provide highly realistic Tactical Boat Handling and Fast Interception training for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Kongsberg Digital will deliver the high speed craft simulators replicating different boat types with a 240 HFOV (horizontal field of view) on full motion platforms, two Instructor Operator Stations and two briefing/debriefing rooms. The simulators will also be equipped with weapon capabilities, provided by a third-party, for multiple weapon types to facilitate highly realistic and full-scale tactical training and provide trainees with the perception of operating in actual environments. Kongsberg Digital’s delivery will also encompass project management and engineering, installation, commissioning and testing, and an integrated logistics service.

“We are proud of our proven ability to deliver advanced systems of this calibre, providing Singapore Police Coast Guard with simulation training capability on an entirely new level,” said Tone-Merete Hansen, Senior Vice President of Kongsberg Digital. “A financial commitment of this magnitude underscores our belief that simulator training is an absolutely crucial resource in the modern, ever-changing maritime environment.”

K-Sim Tactical Boat Handling and Firing Simulators are centred upon the realism and versatility of the K-Sim Navigation ship’s bridge simulator. With its advanced physics engine and cutting-edge hydrodynamic vessel modelling, the simulator provides a fully interoperable representation of vessels, objects and equipment which all behave as they would in real life. To simulate fast craft used by organisations such as the Singapore Police Coast Guard, necessitates advanced hydrodynamic modelling performance to ensure realistic and near to real-time simulator training. The new simulators will push the technology to achieve an entirely new level of hydrodynamic capabilities and will create a realistic and immersive simulated environment to effectively train the boat crew on ship handling and fast interception operations together with weapon engagements.

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