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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Nov 27, 2011

KBR, BAE Systems KBR to Develop and Deliver Virtual Training Program for Royal Australian NavyOs Landing Helicopter Dock Ship. KBR today announced it has been contracted by BAE Systems to develop and deliver a virtual training program to train crew for the Royal Australian NavyOs Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, which is under construction. The real-time, 3-D virtual training courseware will enable Royal Australian Navy personnel to get a head-start on training to operate and maintain this new capability. This project builds on the LHD 3D Ship Walkthrough Computer Model (SWCM) KBR developed using engineering data provided by BAE Systems. The SWCM is an exact-to-scale 3-D replica of the ship [ETH] inside and out [ETH] including every compartment on all 13 decks. Using the Virtual Ship Training Information System (ViSTIS[umlaut]) capability developed through an alliance with KBR, Blohm+Voss Naval (BVN) and Crytek, this highly detailed virtual ship and immersive real-time 3-D virtual training courseware will be used to train the LHDOs permanent crew prior to, and after, completion of the shipOs construction. The courseware includes training for ship familiarization, high-voltage awareness, damage control familiarization and marine engineering systems familiarization. It will also include a marine engineering part task trainer for the training on the forward aircraft elevator system. KBR will also develop more than 50 different virtual models of crew members, which will be used for individual and team training scenarios. Trainees will...

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